Steve and I met up with Lorraine, Jon (as Alex whispered to me: "Jon & Mama sitting in a tree!!!..."), and the boys at First Night for some NY Eve fun. Spokane puts on a great celebration downtown on NYE for the whole family. We somehow managed to miss the entire kids' arts/crafts/entertainment venue but still had a great time and found plenty of stuff to do:
RJ checking out the crazy lady knitting with giant needles.
Spokane has a fabulous carrousel, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. Of course, we had to take a ride. Liam and Alex were expert at snatching the rings! Alex rode with his light saber, never can tell when you might need to shout "Hi Yo, Silver!" and battle a bad guy when you are horseback riding.
The "Bubble Wrap Run" was our favorite. Great noise maker!
Jon and Mama enjoying the festivities.