Made it home by 10.15 and got the kids to bed all through the house. Looked like a frat house. Fraser trying to sleep with his fingers in his ears on the couch by us. Andrew passed out on the lower bunk in his room. Emmalee and Imogene sleeping in her bedroom. Jacqueline sleeping on our bed. WHOA!!! Then the adults sat down to play a friendly game of Texas Hold-em. I did well early on, but Soph went out first, followed by me after a quick take down by Jim through some bad bluffing on both of our parts (good thing it was his money in the pot!). In the end, he came in 1st and John's friend, Jay came in 2nd.
Finished just in time to watch the midnight fireworks on TV. Threw on the IQ so the kids could watch them in the morning. They were much better than the family show. At the end, they make the fireworks look like a waterfall from the bridge. Very cool!
After the fireworks, Jim broke out his new, 'used' Christmas gift from me -- the Balderdash game he had been pining for for a while. We spent the next 2 hours having a roaring good time with it. Almost to the point of tears when reading the definitions at some point. And with it being NYE, the alcohol had stopped for the 9pm show, so we were all totally sober when doing it, so it was very funny!
The Bartons rolled out around 2.20 leaving Fraser asleep on the couch -- promising to pick him up by noon. They just wanted to sleep in longer than us in the morning.