Saturday, October 24, 2009

Busy Day

We started out early with an 8 a.m. start time for Maggie's soccor game. Glen cheered from the sidelines proudly wearing the team color (black) while Sean, Max and I went to the playground to swing. Afterwards, Maggie changed out of cleats into sandals and we headed to the Hall of Flame for their big party. They were giving rides in some of the old fashioned firetrucks around the block with sirens wailing. They had some parked outside the kids could climb all over. THere were also modern firetrucks, police cars, helicopters, and forest service trucks. And there were lots of games and goodie bags and kids were dressed up in Halloween attire (although we weren't). Maggie even won a box of donut holes at a cake walk which was good because Glen and I didn't have time for breakfast as we were rushing out the door that morning.
Sean was a little nervous. He stuck to us like glue and didn't want anything to do with going inside any of the trucks. We were a little suprised by that since trucks are right up his alley. But I think all the horns, and sirens, and water and character mascots running around made him a little cautious. He warmed up about the time it was to go home.

Here is Glen pumping water so Maggie can put out a "fire".

Here is Glen chatting up the helicopter pilot, asking him all sorts of aviation specific questions.

Here is the airforce fire truck watering the desert beside the museum. Maggie was impressed by the rainbow all the water created.

We had a good time. After the excitement, we came home for nap. We had tried to meet up with a friend at the Hall of Flame, but they weren't able to make it. However, she invited us to their school's Halloween Carnival. Maggie didn't need much persuading! Here she is decked out as Cleopatra.

Sean, on the other hand, was a little grumpy we drug him out of nap (at 4 pm!!!) in order to cram him into a Halloween costume that is tooooo small. This is the only picture I was able to get of him as a NASA astronaut (or rocket boy as we called him). I'll be sure to do better on Halloween.

Lots of fun at the carnival. Maggie went through the Haunted House and played all the games. Sean pretty much hung out on the school's swing set. Maxwell slept. I think everyone will sleep in tomorrow.

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