A new Fire Station was just built near our neighborhood and I've been wanting to take the girls for a visit, so I set up a group tour for our church playgroup. We had about 10 kids and the fire fighters were great with the tour and let the kids do a lot of different things.
I wasn't sure how the tour was going to go for the girls when this was Mackenzie's first reaction to the fire truck being driven out of the garage. It wasn't that loud (it was on the other side of the truck in the picture), but I guess she has sensitive ears.
As I said before, the fire fighters were awesome and set up a small hose for all of the kids to spray water into a ditch. I was surprised when Mackenzie wanted to be the second person to do it!
Even Meredith had a turn and liked it pretty well, until it sprayed her a little with a little breeze. ;)
Mackenzie loved sitting inside the fire truck and actually got in there twice!
Afterwards, we went inside and one of the fire fighters put all his gear on and asked for the kids to come give him a hug or a high five. Most of them did it, but not my girls. I was ok with Mackenzie not doing it because she had already stepped out of her comfort zone several times that morning, including a trip to the dentist. Overall, it was a fun "field trip" and the girls enjoyed going. I can mark that off my summer bucket list. Now to plan a trip to Blue Bell Creamery! ;)