We went to my aunt and uncle's house for a big family get-together. All of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and their kids were there - quite a houseful! There are 8 kids, all between 2 and 9 years old, so it was lively! The kids had a grand time playing classic games. Don't Break the Ice was a huge hit! Robie and my aunt had fabulous red white and blue accessories (like feather boas!) and some of the kids set off a few fire crackers. Rachel commented that these were "a lotta loud". We ate way too much food and told stories and laughed a lot. I love hanging out with my extended family and watching my kids play with the cousins. We pulled back into town just as the local fireworks started. We found an empty parking lot and watched the show. Rachel was scared (how did she ever survive New Year's in China?) but was happy to watch from the car.