Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Rescue Heros

On Friday, a mother in the ward had arranged for anyone who was interested to go on a tour of the fire station. It was a lot of fun. D and K were both very interested in the fire trucks. D even asked some questions. Really insightful questions like, "Where are the axes?" I got a few pictures before my camera batteries died.

K was cute following the kids around and looking at everything. D really likes their 'recovery bus'. It is a bus where the firemen can go if they are on a big fire and need to get food or water or, well, recover. Another cool thing was the fire pole. Our station is the only one around that is two stories so they have a fireman pole to slide down. We didn't get to go upstairs, it is the work out room. They also don't let kids slide down the pole, something about liability or such.
They did let the kids climb up into the big fire truck (and the fire bus). My two brave little toasters wouldn't get in the fire truck. They weren't the only ones. I did however mention to D that if he wants to be a fireman -- which he does -- he's eventually going to have to get in a fire truck. After the tour, the firemen handed out plastic fire hats, stickers and temp tattoos. A very fun hour.
Tonight, we were peacefully having FHE when there was a knock at the door. Imagine our surprise when we opened it to see a police officer standing there. We thought we'd left such happenings behind us when we left the Moldy Creek Apartments. He was here to ask about some neighborhood hoodlums that have been annoying a neighbor. They apparently hang out in a greenway behind our house crawling through wild blackberry bushes to smoke and drink in private. We've not had any issues but we haven't been here in the summer either.
We chatted with the nice officer for a few minutes before he went out to his SUV for a contact card. D went out and the officer let D sit in the driver's seat and showed him how to turn on the lights. It was all very exciting. (Poor K was already asleep in bed.) I could have taken a picture, but the batteries are still dead.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

that's awesome. we enjoyed a trip to the fire station last week. My kids wouldn't get OUT of the fire truck.

Someday they'll go in.