The evidence of one ecstatic little boy is in the pictures:
Driving the big fire engine. He even got to turn on the lights!
Trying on a helmet in his size.
Mommy and Noah.
Learning how to use the Jaws of Life.
Manning the heavy hose!
Pretending to be a paramedic on the ambulance.
Such a happy little guy!
Chilling with his new buddy, the Fire Engine.
The visit to the fire station might just rank as the best day in his entire life. When we pulled into the parking lot Noah had a bit of a nervous breakdown...I think the idea of seeing the fire engines up close and personal overwhelmed his little self. However, by the time we went inside and said hello to the firemen he was cool as a cucumber. R, my friend's husband and our valiant tour guide, had Noah at ease in minutes and showed him all around the engines and the fire house. They even had an emergency call while we were there so Noah got to see R jump into action and the engine and ambulance take off with their sirens blaring. I believe the term is awestruck.
Thank you B and R (and sweet baby girl C) for a memory-making trip to the fire station! We had so much fun!