We had a power outage this week. We had just gotten home from swimming when the power went out. The girls were unsure about whether or not this was a good thing. Adam thought it was great, he decided this was going to be the official start to Pioneer Night at our house.
(Pioneer Night is Adam's idea of how to save on electricity. We turn off all the appliances, lights and junk for one night a month. That night we use candles and cook out on the grill. We can play board games or read or tell stories, anything that doesn't take electricity.)
Addie, The Dramatic One, decided that she was afraid of the dark. She really didn't think too highly of Pioneer Night.
Gather 'round the candlefire girls and we'll tell you a story. In order to distract the girls, Adam started telling the girls about the Great Pumpkin that lives in the mountains. The story featured two girls (a big sister and a leedle sister) and their mommy and daddy. The family went up into the woods and set up camp on the edge of a pumpkin field. The Mommy made a delicious dinner of pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin pie. The girls then cuddle up in their sleeping bags and go to sleep. During the night, the Great Pumpkin comes to the family and shares his secrets for growing big pumpkins. He gives the girls seeds which they bring home and plant. The girls are then able to share pumpkins with everyone they know.
Lily is on the edge of her seat listening to the story.