Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour wrap-up...

When we left home in the morning, we had no confirmed plans for Earth Hour.  As we enterred the car, my daughter said, "Mummy, sometimes I wish I could touch the clouds".  I looked up  at the sky and the clouds reminded me of cotton candy.  For a moment, I too wished I could touch the clouds.  I imagined myself running my fingers around their edges, tickling them, and maybe even riding them like Aladdin's magic carpet.  I turned the key in the ignition and faded back to reality. 

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?

7 comments:

sunnymama said...

It sounds such a lovely day and a wonderful Earth Hour for your family. I'm so pleased I was able to take part in this event which I only heard about through other blogs.

Sarah said...

How lovely. Sounds like it was fun for the kids.

vchelle said...

Sounds like it was an exciting fun-filled Earth Hour. I slept through Earth Hour because I'm battling the flu. But, my spirit was with everyone that participated in this beautiful and important event!

m. heart said...

this sounds excellent!

Elizabeth said...

what a fun way to spend earth hour! I turned off the lights, took the pup for a walk and admired the clouds and the thin sliver of moon against the dark sky, then came home and meditated by the light of a beeswax candle. it was good. :)

paris parfait said...

Oh I love your family celebrated Earth Hour! Here it was strange to see the lights of the Eiffel Tower go out.

Christina said...

Now this sounds fun! I could have eaten more cookies and blamed it on you, since it was lights out. : )
xo