Scotty got to stay up until 10:00 pm to watch the ball drop live from New York -- no 2010 YouTube videos for him this year. We even saw the ball going up -- in the afternoon we watched the ball being raised up in Times Square. In the evening Grandma & Grandpa and Karla came over after Katie went to bed and we played games and we used our new ball-shaped ice-cream maker to create some delicious vanilla ice cream.
We played this new game where you are supposed to choose cards that might match with the clue that is given, and then try to guess which card was the correct one. Scotty was on a team with Mom and she let him make most of the decisions. They didn't get many points. He would have been sad, but we let him eat Turtles chocolates every so often and that helped buoy his spirits again.
When it was over Scotty dutifully sprinted off to bed. One of his first late nights (at least, one of the first when he was allowed to stay up that late).