(No, we haven't dropped off the planet. We're just in the country, waiting *patiently* until we can get into our new home. Three more weeks!)
The Ankeny Fire Station held an open house last night and it sounded like too much fun to pass up, so we carted our little man to the party.
First things first: let's get Topher in that fire truck!
Next it was on to the ambulance:
I think we visited the dress-up station quite a few times:
Then we watched a live extrication demonstration (jaws of life). Topher kept saying, "He's breaking the car!" with total glee:
Followed by a trip through the "house on fire". Topher learned how to get on his hands and knees and crawl out through the dangerous fog. Oh, I mean smoke.
He drove the rescue cart:
Took one last turn driving the fire truck:
And then we heard the chop-chop of the life flight helicopter coming!
And I couldn't believe it, but they let the kids climb right in:
I'm so glad we went. It was awesome. I'm so grateful for firemen, policemen, and all those men and women who serve the community while earning their living.
Who knows, maybe Topher will join the ranks someday. I mean, you have to admit he looks great in that uniform!