Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Day of Summer Fun

First we met with friends at the park for fun and a picnic lunch....

Then we headed over to the Lynden Fire Department to meet up with other friends and have a tour!

First the firefighters talked to us about fire safety at home, and that every family should have a meeting place if there was a fire in the house. 

Then one of the fire fighters in training showed how the fire fighters get their gear on, and how it's so important that no skin is exposed when they go to fight a fire.  The kids asked all sorts of great questions, including how fast they can be leaving on a call, and they shared that they have to be rolling out the doors in under a minute, even if they are sleeping!

They got to climb all around the fire truck and talk with one of the fire fighters inside the ambulance!

Firefighter Williams took time to show the kids the different tools that they store in the firetrucks, explaining what they are used for.

At the end of the tour, the fire fighters handed out hats and workbooks to the children, and a nice book for the parents to use to help families be safe in a house fire or emergency!

Esther enjoyed most of the tour, but twice she tried to take off, wanting to go
outside and enjoy the sunshine!
After the tour, some of the families joined us at Edaleen Dairy for refreshing ice cream cones!

And just for fun (completely unrelated to our day out), here's Esther showing off her character - she loves to entertain us!  She found Jonathan's hat and sunglasses and acting up.  If she knows she has an audience she acts up all the more...

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