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.


Jennie said...

how cool! i love those random moments... they usually turn into the best times of life! the ones we never forget!

S'mee said...

Ah, We live in the hood, so if there is a high wind, heavy rain or snow, or it's a full moon, the power goes out on this one transformer. It knocks out just our two blocks, but for whatever reason it always takes Edison about 8-10 hrs to get that one little switch flipped again. (Drives Thor crazy, cuz he could totally knows how to flip it by him self...)

Any who, it can be fun! Home popped corn is the best! I can't make the nuked kind, I always ruin it somehow, but he kids like the stove top better anyway. WE had some kids over when #3 was in jr. high and one of the kids had never had anything but nuked. She thinks I am a fabulous chef... yup stove popped corn!

melissa c said...

I agree. I don't love the nuked kind either. I usually do the hot air kind. Less fat and all that.

Yolanda said...

LOVE "old fashion" evenings--there is something so magical in them! I too, am not a fan of micro popcorn, much preferring the stove-top kind, made with OIL, and of course, drizzled with a little BUTTER and SALT!! ; )