Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome 2009!

It is 2009 and to ring in the new year, Heather and I went up to Ankeny to party at Derek and Joni's. We had a great time hanging out, playing Wii and laughing a lot. There were 8 of us, Mindy and Graham were there, as well as, Kim and Jon and they brought their daughter, Camille.
Jon and Camille are ready to party and welcome 2009!
As I took the first picture with my camera, it was like the flash was a beacon to Isaiah, he came crawling over wanting a closer look at what made such a bright light.Camille and Isaiah got a closer look at each other, friends right from the start.
Gizmo wanted a closer look at Camille while Isaiah was still captured by the camera.
Isaiah was getting sleep and went to bed, while the party animal Camille was dancing with Heather.
Derek and Joni have a Wii and they also have Wii Fit. Kim got to test her skills at hula hoop, while the fairy princess Miya gave her pointers.
An action shot of Kim leaning to catch the hula hoop as it is thrown.
After everyone got a chance to warm up to the Wii Fit, the competition began. 3 rounds, winner takes all. Hula Hoop, Ski Jump, Soccer Ball Headers. Graham shows us his form with the ski jump.
Mindy keeping her balance to stick the landing
Kim going for the maximum distance.
Joni trying to hold her balance.
Derek, to cool for school, was able to ski jump with his hands in his pockets.
Jon really got into the ski jump, he is practically bubbling over.
We had a great time playing Wii and laughing at and with each other. Around 11:45, we switched on the TV to find the count down to midnight. We all noticed that Derek was really quiet over in his chair. Upon further investigation, he had fallen asleep before the ball could drop. You can see the clock in the background, 11:55 and Derek is fast asleep.
A big thank you to the Pine's for having us over. We had a great time and maybe next year Derek will see the ball drop!

1 comment:

Derek said...

What can I say... kids wear you out.