The next day a huge storm blew in. The kids spent most of their day still in their pjs, while I worked off and on on Maddox's costume for his end of the year Faces of History performance. Maddox has worked weeks on researching and writing a five paragraph paper on Eric the Red. A nasty storm raged on all day, with lightning strikes and thunder rattling the house, causing the kids to scream with excitement with each loud clap of thunder. Rain continued to pour down from just after lunch until past bedtime.
At dinner time we drug out the blow up mattress, blankets and pillows, while I worked on a spaghetti and garlic bread dinner. We ate in front of the tv and the kids and I enjoyed jello and cookies for dessert while we watched the movie Tarzan and Jane. Mason and Josiah fell asleep just after the movie and the big kids continued to watch old episodes of Full House until 11 pm.
I love that the kids have started this sweet tradition that's at least 4 years old, I hope they continue and one day will look back and think fondly of this sibling bonding time.