Thursday, November 20, 2008

A tour of the fire station


Today was a really nice relaxing day in the south!  Lacy is in charge of a play group for her ward (church group) and this week they visited one of the fire stations in Alachua County.  The kids were wild, but totally fascinated with the equipment and outfits.  The fire men were wonderful too.  They hung around, talked on the little ones level, and had huge smiles on their faces the whole time they were teaching us about their job.  

When we first got there they only had one truck in the station, but half way through their BIG truck pulled in, and we got a tour of that one too.  This tour was beneficial to the mothers as well .... when the big truck pulled into the garage out of the driver's seat hops this GORGEOUS, young firefighter!!!!!!  Seriously (and I am NOT the only one who noticed) he was beautiful.  The tour lasted a little longer after that! :-)  
You can tell that the firemen are MEN.  You walk into their station and find about 8 lazy boys in front of a big flat screen TV, with huge speakers, that actually fell on a kids head while we were there.  (Good thing the firefighters are paramedics as well).  Before the tour started the kids had TONS of fun rocking in the chairs.  This is Joseph, Millie, and Evan rocking.  They had a fireman get dressed, and the kids LOVED it!!  It was the only time they were quiet.  Joey had to give him a high five after ward.  :-) 



5 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh, what a great idea! The kids looked like they were having a blast.

I had to chuckle at the group photo. Here everyone was in hoodies, jeans, shoes, blankets,......and then you got this Canadian girl totally enjoying the warmer weather (jealous) in her walking shorts and flip flops. : D

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

It sounds like fun, especially the hot fireman thing. Evan looks so cute on the front of the truck. Maybe he should be a fireman one day.

Miss you guys

Lisa L said...

Sounds fun! I like the picture of Evan sitting on the front of the fire truck. What size sleeper does Evan wear?

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

Actually I was FREEZING!!!!!! I am just in denial and was taking advantage of wearing my sandals with no snow around.

Sleeper size is 12-18 months right now.

motherofangels said...

SERIOUSLY MISS YOU!!! :( Don't let those crazy florida girls steel you for too long!