Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Visit to the Firehouse!

After the Easter egg hunt on Saturday we headed to the firehouse.  Our local Parents as Teacher organization was hosting a morning to get some safety tips and check out the firehouse and trucks for kids and parents. 
I fed Grant in the car...poor kid gets fed in the car a LOT...while my mom took the boys to checkout the fire engine that was out back for the pancake breakfast that was also being held at the fire house that morning.  It was the place to be! 
Tyler and Nathan enjoyed checking out the wooden fire truck just their size.

And we got to see the Easter Bunny!  Check this off the list.
Side note: My kids have never been fearful of the large costume creatures of any kind...Easter Bunny, Truman at Mizzou games, Santa...none.  I assume that is an okay thing NOT to be afraid, right?

I think it is such an excellent idea for the kids to get to see a fire person (to be politically correct) in all their gear so heaven forbid a fire was to happen and a kid was inside they would potentially be a little less scared to go to the firefighter for help. 
Also, notice Jeanne snapping photos.  That will come into play in a moment.

Nathan did have to warm up to the guy with a huge tank and mask on that sounded funny.  Thanks, Grandma, for helping him know it was okay.
How cute are these two standing next to each other listening?  I wish they would pay attention to me like this! ;)
The firefighters wanted to empty the water truck so they let the kids spray the hose.  Tyler was first in line for this activity.


Nathan had to think about it and after deciding that it was okay, waited in line patiently.

Next it was off to check out the fire fighting modes of transportation - the fire engines and boats!

Tyler was attempting to honk the horn here. 

Nathan's turn

Next it was onto the fire trucks.  Nathan was in LOVE!

Tyler's turn!

I was trying to get a similar photo to the one I took last year seen in this post...and this was as good as it got.   Goofy boys!

Blurry because Grant bumped me while taking it but I still think it is cute since Nathan has his fire hat on. :)

Another boat.  Nathan kept asking to go back into the boats. 

Two peas in a pod...or a boat.
And here...thanks to Jeanne...are Mom, Grant and I on the front page of the Missourian.
Doesn't Grant look really interested in the thermal imaging camera? 

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