Monday, August 3, 2009

I heart Firemen ~ Summer fun

My sister-in-law called me one morning and told me that some Firefighters would be at a park near them spraying children. I couldn't stop laughing at the thought and was so excited that I could hardly stand it. Oh my, was it ever fun. You could not have been there and not have a smile from ear to ear the whole time. I can't wait to do it again next year. I am dying for the station by our house to come do it for us, I made one attempt to arrange it and failed. I may give it another try. Does anyone in our neighborhood know the firefighters down the street? Can anyone pull some strings? I think it was the funnest, happiest evening of our summer, for kids and adults alike.






One of my favorite parts was watching the firemen, they were beaming the whole time, like this cute one:



We sort of developed a crush on the firemen (come on, who doesn't?) In fact, my mom suggested I take a picture of the back of their shirt and as I was shooting she said, "Jane, I told you to shoot his back, not his rear end!" ha ha ha, she was kidding people!

15 comments:

Katie said...

Hose me DOWN, these pictures are amazing!! The rainbow!

That was too fun - I felt like a little kid.

(And thank you for not posting the, um, wet t-shirt contest.)

Alison said...

When I move to Utah, will you and Dawn promise to call me when this happens again?

Ok... wait, I got caught up for a moment with the thoughts of hot firemen with hoses, I mean smiles, dancing in my head...

I should have said... If I move to Utah...

Susan said...

Your photos bring back the fun fun fun!! I will always treasure my trophy from the WTC!

Krista said...

Susan, I'm impressed! That is one trophy I would love to see.
Next time, Jane you will have to call us.

Henich Family said...

I LOVE THIS POST! GREAT PICS and look how much fun everyone is having. We need to get this at our park!!!!!

Jenny Coombs Bradford said...

I love your photography style, Jane! These photos are awesome!

Joni said...

Love the rainbow! We did this same thing once at a birthday party, the kids loved it!

Jessup Jive said...

There is one at station 55 named Burt Lemon, He is totally awesome and might be willing to do it for us. I also know another wjfd, that might be able to help to!

Kami said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like so much fun! I love summer!

the nayz said...

Looks like an absolute blast. A neighbor of mine has an uncle over at 55. Maybe I could talk to her about doing this.

Courtney Vance said...

I love this! Who doesn't like spraying kids with water? The look like a Norman Rockwell picture.

Andrea said...

I love how they created a rainbow! And let the kids hold the hoses! How fun! What nice firemen.

Julia said...

I heart firemen too...especially when their name is Paul.

Julie Knowlton said...

Please let me come to this next time!

Remember the story of Julie Eagleston's son when he was asked by a fireman what he wanted to be when he grew up and he said, "A woman"?

janelle said...

Oh, Jane!! Thanks for that post!! I double heart firefighters myself! And I LOVED the one you called cute, I laughed and laughed recalling a certain card you sent me in college. Oh, I love you!

janelle

great pics PS...you're awesome!

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