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Monday, September 01, 2008
An old fashioned evening.
The power went out yesterday and was out forever! We had been picking up the toys in the basement at about 3:00 pm when it went out. It's stayed out for the rest of the the day and to about the middle of the night.
It was a little gift. Instead of tv or video games, we sat down and read stories until it got too dark. Bry got out our lantern and we set up "Settlers" and played that game until bed time.
Our kids LOVE Settlers. It lasted forever and Bry won. One of the coolest things we did was make homemade popcorn. We have a gas stove conveniently, and I hadn't made popcorn that way for 18 years! Since my mission. But it turned out perfect! The kids say they liked it better!
We gave each of the kids one of those little press-on night lights and tucked them into bed. It was very dark and they were a little nervous about it but did great.
Wyatt woke up SCREAMING at around 11:00 pm. We couldn't figure out what was wrong. He acted like someone was cutting off his legs. He wouldn't quit crying and nothing helped.
Finally, Bry heated up a bottle (on the stove), which took forever and that was what he had wanted. He'd been starving! He has a new cry he has just come up with this week. It's horrible. It is a screachy scream mixed with his cry. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard.
After the bottle, he was tired enough to go back to sleep! What a night!
The power came back on probably about midnight or one. All in all, it was a great night and I'm so glad we lost power.