My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our Big Day

As I said yesterday, we got together with Mimi (my stepmom) today. We went to visit my Uncle Mike at work.








The helmet is so heavy that Sonshine couldn't hold his head up, Uncle Mike had to help.









As you can see, a great time was had by all. Gator-boy didn't care as much for the ambulance and Sugars' really didn't like the Firetruck's horn but we all learned a lot and had a great time. Uncle Mike opened all those doors on the firetruck and showed us what all is in there and how it works, it's amazing!! The firefighters wear 75lbs of gear when fighting a fire. Plus carrying any people or pets out of harms way. These are some strong dudes! We saw all around the station too. 3 pantries and 3 refrigerators and a restaruant sized gas stove keep these guys fed. Oh, and let me just say I noted a couple of 85lb dumbells lying around....not to mention the guy who grabbed a pair of low hanging rings, put his feet against the wall laying on his back on the ground, then pulled his entire body up....kinda like reverse pushups. yowzers! I told Uncle Mike I was disappointed though, the station is 1 story tall.....no pole to slide down.

Hat's off to all our firefighters out there keeping us safe!




We went to Mimi and Grandad's house afterward and the boys picked me this fabulous bouquet from Mimi's garden.



What a great day!

8 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

...And a good time was had by all! ;o)

Those pictures are bound to become favorites, especially when the kids get a little older and can look back and remember this day.

You didn't mention - how'd Mimi like the jewelry box and watch you gave her???

Happy weekend!

Love and hugs,

Diane

PEA said...

Every little boy's dream, to ride on a firetruck:-) Loved all the pictures, especially the ones of the boys wearing the firemen pants! hehe Glad you all had such a lovely day. xoxo

Linda said...

Ah, boys and firetrucks ... they go together just like peanut butter and jelly, don't they?!?

I am in awe of anyone who does that job not only because of the heavy turnout gear and all but because they are willing to put their lives on the line to save others. My hat is off to all of them!

ellen b. said...

Looks like the perfect day for a couple little guys...

BumbleVee said...

never mind every boy's dream...I wanna ride on a fire truck too! That would have been quite the day alright.... what fun!

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, what fun! I would have liked to see that myself!

Penless Thoughts said...

What a fun and exciting day for your kids!!! The pictures were great.
Susan

Kitty said...

This looks like it was such a fun day for the boys, and the bouquet is so pretty!! =) The kids have grown so much... and the baby is just precious!!