Monday, October 19, 2015

Station #5

A couple weeks ago, we were treated to a firehouse tour.  Practically a three year old boy's dream come true.  Except, he wasn't that pumped about it at first.  I told him the day before our visit of our upcoming plans, and in true unpredictable threenager fashion he informed he did not want to go.  What?!  I knew this was a "mom knows best" situation and planned on taking him regardless, but I was confused.  That night before he woke up screaming, telling me that he did not want to be in a fire!!!  Poor boy thought I was taking into a fire just so we could see the station.  Or perhaps he thought we would be going to a fire with the truck.  Regardless, it was the saddest & cutest thing ever!


So once I established that we would in fact not be in a fire, strictly just visiting the station, he was on board!  A friend of mine set up the tour for our local La Leche League, so most of his friends were there for the visit as well.  As soon as Liam walked in, his let out a huge gasp and then whispered "a ladder truck."  He was in awe.  


The firefighters were just the sweetest!  They let the kids have free reign with their trucks & gear.  Liam was a bit hesitant to climb in at first, but quickly settled into a seat and never wanted to leave.  Finn was being a bit fussy while I was trying to help Liam, so a firefighter offered to hold him.  No stranger danger from Finn.  He was perfectly content in the firefighters arms.  Not gonna lie....that firefighter became ten times sexier right at that moment.  Bless him.  And after all the truck exploration, they let all the kids use the fire hose to knock down a cone.  Pure joy!  It was so incredibly wonderful how hands on all the firefighters were.  Such a special morning.


We ended the visit watching the rookie slide down the fire pole a few times.  With all the mom's letting out a few "whoo"s, I almost thought we were on the set of Magic Mike... But nope, just your local fire house!  Needless to say, we plan on hitting up all the fire stations throughout Salt Lake City!    Let's hope they all live up to this first visit!

16 comments :

  1. Love this! My husband is a firefighter for a neighboring city and while his shifts keep him away from us anywhere from 24-72 hours, I am so proud of the work he does. One of his favorite things is to share his passion with younger generations. Thanks for sharing such special work with your boys.

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  2. You seriously have me cracking up... Magic mike! Fun for the kids AND the moms! And how sad yet sweet that he didn't want to go because he thought you were going to an actual fire!

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  3. Firefighters and kids are just too cute. When I was a nanny I would take the kids to our local firestations as a treat and it was always so much fun.

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  4. This is so fun!! Glad Liam had a great time :) we went to the fire house the other weekend too and my daughter loved it, yet was a little skeptical too! And what is it about firemen?! :)

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  5. Hahaha! I love this! we have not visited a fire station yet, but we obviously need to!

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  6. This is awesome! The firefighters came to Mac's school the other day and he hasn't stopped talking about it! But he didn't get the shoot the hose! That's really cool!

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  7. Haha LOL :) This is the best, from not wanting to be in the 'fire', to the sexy firemen, and pole sliding - all around sounds like a great time!! Seriously. I just love your guys' daily adventures, inspires me to pack MORE into our weekends together.

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  8. Fire Stations are so fun! We went recently, although, Wyatt spent the entire time covering his ears. I had mentioned that they MIGHT turn on the sirens and he was so nervous. He loosened up a little once all the other kids started leaving and he had the truck to himself. What a sweet man to hold Finn for you!

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  9. Oh sweet boy! Kind of adorable he thought you were taking him to an actual fire. Aww. Firefighters are awesome. We love stopping by our local station. :)

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  10. Oh this looks like a little boy's dream! Such a fun idea!

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  11. awww that is so sad but also so adorable he thought he was going to be in a fire. and hahahahaha the magic mike thing.. oh jeez. hilarious.

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  12. What a fun time!! These pictures are adorable. Also, Mason does this all the time. He will act so uninterested in something we are planning to do and then once we say "Okay, we just won't go" he quickly changes his mind!! Boys!!

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  13. So fun! I have to do something like this with Carter!

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  14. So fun! A child's imagination is a crazy thing, isn't it? Glad he got over the scare and was able to have fun! :)

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  15. What a FUN day! The photos are beautiful, and truly a 3-year-old boys dream come true! I can tell Ben is already into trucks and he's only a year.

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  16. Lol. Seems mama enjoyed herself a firestation tour too!! ;) Poor Liam!!!! That's quite the connection he made about the fire! So glad he came around to the idea and enjoyed himself!

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