Sunday, March 30, 2008

Where were you when the lights went out?

We were gathered around the dining room table
with stacks of games, books, snacks, and enough candle light
to play and read by. Princess even played some
music on the piano for us.
I had originally thought we'd hang outside with
the fire pit and stars, but it was very cold here, so we stayed inside.
Princess had a blast as we geared up and didn't complain until we
had four minutes to go and she had to go to the bathroom.
She did not want to go in the dark. She left her flashlight somewhere
in the house when playing earlier, so although I had a votive lit in a wall
sconce, I followed her in with a larger candle.

Once the timer went off she said we should do this every night.


Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

I agree with P about doing it every night. These are the things kids enjoy. :)
Did you guys teach her piano, do you give her lessons? Or does she kinda fiddle around with it? I would love DS to learn the piano.

Cher Mere said...

Z loved it too and I think we are going to try to have a Green Evening more often.

Eric and Wendy said...

What a great idea. I love the way you teach important lessons with fun and love!

Maddie, Mad Rambler said...

Kate, it looks like you guys had so much fun. And I am with P, do it often, VERY often! We participated but my camera has been a bit quirky lately and I didn't get any pics =( .... I am glad to see that you too are trying to help reduce your footprint on our planet!

Mariposa said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun this weekend!

Angela said...

What a great time! Makes me want to get our my maracas now!

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Kate in NJ said...

Thanks everyone!
We did have fun and we look forward to having more "earth friendly" fun times this year!

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