Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Photo Series: W becomes a fireman

W's life became exponentially better on Halloween.  Aside from getting more candy than any child needs, we made a stop by the local fire station.  W will never be the same.

The firemen were over-the-top nice.  They were so flattered and accommodating to us and our unannounced visit.  They were thrilled to see W in his fireman costume and they were so impressed by its "authenticity."  The firemen showed him around the fire engine and their fire suits.  Then -- then!-- they pulled him up into the front seat of the fire truck on one of the firemen's lap, started it up, and let him drive it out into the station's driveway.  He honked the horn and pressed the foot pedal siren.    

 And if that wasn't enough, then they pulled out the fire hose and let him shoot water.  Really?!  
W was beside himself.  He had no words.  He just followed directions and stared blankly.  I think he was in shock.  But once he got back in the car and came to, he went nuts.  It was the greatest thing that has ever happened to this little two-year-old boy.  He still hasn't stopped talking about it. 

1 comment:

Libby said...

That is awesome! I can't believe how involved your visit was. Maybe we need to pay a visit to our local fire house...

I love that your sister sent you flowers. I really don't think there are too many things more important than sisters. I know I rely on mine on a daily basis.

No idea what caused your troubled heart, but I sure know that being a mom of two littles is a tough business! Sometimes I just have to focus all of my mind grapes on the days that have been good in order to get out of bed on those awful days. That or just consume large amounts of nachos. From Taco Maker, please.