Thursday, November 3, 2011


Because of this "once in a lifetime" October snow storm, Halloween was cancelled this year!  It was actually announced on the news that it was cancelled!  I couldn't believe it!

Little Man had been talking about trick-or-treating for weeks! He was practicing every day and perfected the drill.  Walk up to the door, smile, say "frick or freat", open your bag for candy and say thank you!  It was pretty freaking cute.

How was I going to tell him it was cancelled?

The plan was for everyone, their mother and their twice removed cousin's sister to come to our house to see the kids in their adorable fireman costumes and then take the boys in the wagon around the neighborhood trick-or-treating for about an hour.

Mom, Dad, grandmas, grandpas, auntie, costumes, wagon, trick-or-treating, candy, outside...a dream date for our boys!

Since Halloween was cancelled we had to think of a Plan B.  Fast. 

Not sure who came up with the idea but some genius in the fam suggested bringing the boys to the firehouse down the street! 


We got the little firemen all strapped in their carseats and we were off!  The entourage was following closely behind.

We got to the firehouse and the garage doors were OPEN!!!!  The 2 boys and about 10 family members walked into the firehouse. Yup, we are that family. 

Baby couldn't run fast enough yelling "Firetruck, firetruck, firetruck!!!"  And Little Man was right behind him with the biggest smile on his face.  If I could bottle the feeling I get when I see them that happy I would be a rich girl!

Then the real live firemen came down.  These guys probably think we are the most annoying family to ever live.  We go there rather often.  And now here we are with our entire family.  I can't even imagine the conversations that went on when we left.

Even if they do talk shit behind our backs they are really really nice to our faces every singe time.  They bring down the little plastic firemen hats, they open the fire truck doors for the boys to go in, they turn on the siren lights and they are just really great to them.   Like it's their job to entertain toddlers!  Thank god for nice people.

On Halloween they were extra special to the boys and gave them lots of extra fun things to put in their trick-or-treat bags.  If those guys only knew how happy they make my kids!

Before we left one of the volunteers pulled D aside and tried to recruit him!  Ummm... I think we might be kind of obligated to do something nice back.  I will keep you updated on whether or not my husband becomes a fireman.

So Halloween was still a success and my kids had a really fun night.  Here are some pics of the cutest firemen I have ever seen.  I think I should make a fireman calendar of these cuties for the little girls at school :)

1 comment:

Mama Bug said...

Wow! Real deal fireman costumes! Where did you ever find them?