Tuesday, June 2, 2015

fire trucks and a birthday party

This weekend was an overcast, rainy, and colder weekend, but we still managed to fit in lots of fun things. After our morning chores were done we decided to go to a little health/safety fair that the hospital was putting on. It was a free event and we knew a family who would be there that morning. After going back and forth on deciding to go or not due to the incoming rain, we decided to just go. Of course, the minute we pulled into the parking lot it started raining harder than it had all morning. I had forgotten my umbrella [not really, it's just lost somewhere] and we had kind of forgotten to put the stroller into the car. I say kind of because I figured Emerson would want to walk around for the most part and didn't do any thinking beyond that. In the end he walked or we held him and it was a fine by all of us. 

They had dozens of stations for kids to go visit. Everything from firemen, police men, a SWAT team, an ambulance, a firetruck you could actually sit in, a fire hose you could help with, a public bus, a forensics team... There were volunteers at tables sharing about water safety, allergies, sun protection and safety, first aid, hydration information... if it was about health or safety, it was was there. Emerson got to help shoot the fire fighter's hose, though he wasn't too sure about it at the time, he sat in a firetruck, had his fingers dusted for prints, and a few other fun things. We spent a good chuck of our morning there and even had a free lunch. It was a fun way to mix up the usual blandness that we do. 

Typically we probably wouldn't have gone, but I thought it would be fun and different and I liked that it as something we could do as a family. Plus, it was free, so ... 

After we got home we all took naps, thanks to all of us being sleepy from waking up too early, sick, or both. I wrapped a gift for a birthday party we were headed to later that evening and by the time we were all up and going it was time to leave for the party. 

One of Emerson's little friends turned five and invited some friends from his class at daycare [other four and five year olds] and Emerson. He was by far the smallest and youngest one there, but oh, how he loved that party. He was so taken with the bigger kids and watched everything they did [which makes me scared for the future]. The party was at the YMCA so half of the time the kids were able to run around in a cushioned room, climbing, sliding, and throwing cushion blocks. It looked like they all had a fun time. And when we got home that night, Emerson slept well. While we were there Emerson had his staples removed by our NP friend, she said he looked good, which was a huge relief to us. 

Sunday was a little less eventful, but a good day just the same. It was much cooler and rainy, so a lot of the day was spent inside reading, cuddling, and playing. All in all it was a fun little weekend and I'm glad we were able to do a few little extra things we usually don't get to. In these days before baby arrives, I'm trying to fill them with fun things for Emerson and just enjoy as much of our time as a family of three as we can. I love spending time with my sweet little family and know that our world will be changing so soon, I just hope Emerson knows how much we do, and always will, love him. 

I hope you all had a good weekend too! 


Amy said...

That event sounds like a lot of fun! I'm so glad you went!

Laura said...

That health and safety fair sounds like a ball! I'm already looking for things like this to take the little guy to see. What a treat for all of you to get to go! It sounds like it was well organized and planned.

Alisha said...

Looks like so much fun, E looks like he had so much fun! Firetrucks (or any rescue vehicle/big truck) is all Alex is into right now, so sweet!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend!