We drove to the city. While visiting my hubby's cousins, we cooked up a plan for Earth Hour...ok, maybe it was me. After much cajoling, they agreed to let us steal their 2 children to spend the night and celebrate Earth Hour with us.
I hurried home to get some chocolate chip cookies in the oven before lights out...after all, one must have treats during these special occasions. The children gathered their flashlights and inhaled their dinner as the clock struck 8:00 pm. I know, a bit later for supper but what's a sleepover if you can't stay up late and break the rules?
The countdown began around 8:25 pm as they made sure they had everything in place. And then within minutes, not only was one batch of cookies ready, but 3 amp'ed up children were too.
Earth Hour was fabulous. I finished baking the last batch of cookies by candlelight and flashlight and they came out perfect. We called them "Earth Hour cookies". The children ran around playing hide and seek, scaring each other, telling scary stories. When they were out of breath from that, they switched to playing with the Brio train set...battery-powered trains look very cool in the dark by the way. They continued to play all sorts of games until Earth Hour was over. They were on Cloud Nine.
Our home was filled with joy and laughter during Earth Hour 2009.
How about yours?