We aren't really huge fans of going out on New Year's...mostly because of the huge masses of people and the high number of drunk drivers. We prefer to stay in and watch the ball drop on the TV in our pajamas. This year, my family came over for a New Year's game night. We had tons of fun snacks and played games way past midnight. It worked out really well because Paxton got to stay up a little later than usual and then he got to go to bed. We definitely paid for staying up so late the next morning when Paxton was ready to play at 9:30 like always.
On New Year's Day, we have a tradition of grilling out steaks and having black eyed peas by candlelight. This was Paxton's second year to join us and his first year to try steak. Last year he liked the black eyed peas, this year he wouldn't touch them. We gave him some sparkling grape juice and he rewarded us with some loud burps in the middle of dinner.
I don't usually make resolutions for New Year's because I believe that if you really want to make a change, you should do it right then. We decided that our goals for this year are to have a healthy baby in May and enjoy our family!