This is the first summer that I feel like my children are now both old enough that we can get out and do some fun things. The only problem is that a lot of the lists I see for free or inexpensive things to do with children in our city are not very close to where we live.
So, we are looking more locally for things to do with the children. I hope to post throughout the summer about the various activities and events we participate in. But, for now, I thought I’d share something we did this week that was a big hit.
Visiting A Fire Station
The children are still talking about this. I’m convinced it was the happiest day of my three year old son’s life. Who needs Disney World when you can get into a fire engine?!
We were actually headed elsewhere when my son spotted the fire engine (because it’s what he does). And, because we had already talked about taking a tour of a local fire station this summer, we stopped over.
The firefighters there were very friendly and welcoming. They were happy to show us around and let the kids get into the truck. They talked to us about all the different parts of the fire engine.
They showed us around the station.
Did I mention that it was my son’s happiest day ever? 😉
Before we left, one of the firefighters gave the children two hats – a pink one for my daughter and a red one for my son.
And, he gave them a bag full of cool stuff for them. It included a coloring book, a craft book, a sticker, a tattoo, a pencil, and a fire-engine shaped eraser. Needless to say, they are still playing with all of these things.
Check out the tattoo!
What a fun and even meaningful time to see and connect with our local firefighters.
What fun and free trips have you taken this summer?
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