Sunday, March 30, 2008
We participated in Earth Hour last night - the boys took a bath, got ready for bed, and had a bedtime story - all by candlelight.
We moved the hour earlier here, so that the boys would be awake for it. We started with a craft - we rolled beeswax candles by hand, and placed them in glass canning jars. As we rolled the candles, we chatted a bit about what were were doing and why. All of the candles we used are candles we have made or decorated over the past several months. Poured candles, dipped candles, beeswax votives decorated with punched beeswax shapes, tapers covered in beeswax stars. The warmth and smell was wonderful, and the boys got to see all of their candles lit at once throughout the bathroom and bedrooms. It was a magical hour, and today A asked if we could have Earth Hour every day. Not a bad idea!