Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kid Fest - Part 1

Every year on Memorial Day we attend Kid Fest. I know that one day soon, the kids will be too old for Kid Fest, but until then I look forward to our annual tradition, busy, tiring day and all. We took Jewell with us this year, so we had three kids to entertain, say no to, encourage to try new things and so on and so forth. At Kid Fest this year they had:


A blow up bouncy slam dunk basketball court...


... a BMX stunt team...

... a daddy that gave shoulder rides...


(oh wait, we brought him with us!)


...a blow up baseball throw game...


Elisha especially liked this one!
...firefighters who answered questions and dressed you up in all their gear...



Jewell didn't really want to and my kids almost followed her lead. But after a little scolding (because they were excited and I want them to make their own decisions and not base them on what others want or think, not because Yohn and I were being mean) and coaxing my two came around. I think Jewell only did it because they did.



I love these pictures. She truly enjoyed trying on all the gear.




Elisha had a blast too, but the firefighter helping him did not linger like the one helping Bethany did. He put the suit on Elisha and then took it off again quick. I barely had time to get the picture.



This was one of the kids favorite parts, climbing all over the truck. They could go almost anywhere they wanted.







And who wouldn't want to play with the hose, even if it wasn't shooting any water?




or climb all over the back of it?



One of the firemen told us to bring the kids by the station any time, because they liked guests and it broke up the monotony of the day (as long as they weren't out on a call that is). We may just take them up on that offer sometime.




Post 2 to come soon...

5 comments:

Together We Save said...

Looks like everyone had lots of fun!!

CM said...

Wow, how much fun! That's cool that the firefighters were so open to letting the kids play!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Too much fun! Glad you guys got to go again this year. When ya comin' this direction?

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

You never know, maybe one of them will become a firefighter one day? It is a very fun job!

edshunnybunny said...

Wow, has it been a year already? I still remember your post about this from last year, because I thought it was such a neat idea!

Kids love firetrucks, I learned that from working at school :)