The girls really wanted to try to stay up until midnight this year. They played happily for most of the evening, then definitely started to run out of steam about 10:30. They decided to have some snacks and put on "A Bug's Life." They got a little too comfy. The 9yo fell asleep. The 7yo's eyes started to close.
It was almost midnight when I found earthcam's live online streaming of the ball in Time Square. The 9yo woke up. We all rallied. We snuggled on the couch. We counted.
...gap in stream...Happy New Year!
Wishing all of us a bright 2010.