Saturday, October 4, 2008

Firetrucks, Pumpkins and Power Wheels!

Our Saturday!

Saturday morning was the open house at our local fire station. Christian was so excited about going. He had his fireman boots on for over an hour before it was time to go! He couldn't stop talking about going for a ride on a fire engine, seeing the firemen, etc.

And then we got there and it all changed. In typical three year old fashion, he decided he did not want to ride on a fire engine, he did not want to eat cotton candy, he did not want to talk to the firemen, he did not want a fire truck coloring book, he did not like any of it! Grrr...

This is Christian refusing to even check out the helicopter.

I think there were just too many wild kids there and everyone kept talking to Christian (since he was basically the only kid dressed up) telling him what a great fireman outfit he had. I think the whole thing was just a bit overwhelming, which is why I'm really glad we did it. He needs to learn to handle those situations. And despite his bad mood we stayed for quite awhile and even enjoyed a yummy lunch of hot dogs, chips and cup cakes. Fire fighters do know how to throw a party!

By the time we were ready to leave Christian was starting to enjoy himself. Although by that time there had been an emergency and most of the fire fighters had to go out on a call and the fire truck rides stopped.

It was annoying, but I'm still glad we did it.

Next we headed to our most favorite fall spot...Reynold's Farm!! We never even made it to the pumpkin patch. We were too busy enjoying everything else.

We go to Reynold's Farm multiple times during the fall and we could seriously stay there all day. And Christian loved it! Much more his style...lots of running, exploring, sand to play in, hay bales to jump off of, a huge slide, goats and sheep to feed, swings, ladders, tunnels, corn mazes, wagons, pumpkins, apple cider, so so fun!

We ended the day by charging up the Power Wheels jeep. It's been about 9 months since this toy has gotten any use mainly because we can't find the power cord to charge the battery. So we borrowed one from our neighbor who just got a Power Wheels four wheeler and Christian had so much fun. He actually knows how to steer it now, which means we can sit and watch him drive around instead pulling him out of whatever tree or bush he ends up in.


Jenn said...

i love the joy on christian's face going down the slide with ryan. it must have been nice to have such great weather for the weekend festivities! can't wait to visit and see the kiddos :)

Katy said...

Isn't it funny how kids can get something in their minds and not move on? Josiah was much like that when he was 2 and 3. He'd be all excited about something and then get there and be totally overwhelmed by the situation. It's a good thing to help him learn through though. I think it looks like great fun - and then a day at the farm. The BEST fall stuff - i love it!

Heather said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Sorry the firestation wasn't fun. This weekend we went to our firestation (to have Liam's car seat checked) and the firemen told us to bring him back when he gets a little older...he was pretty fascinated by the truck at this point. We plan to check out our local Farm this month...I'm looking forward to it, although I don't think Liam will be quite as in to it as Christian is yet!