Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A new adventure

TJ has started a new adventure in his life and I guess you could say all of ours. He told me one day that he wanted to join the local volunteer firedepartment. I told him whatever, and really didn't think much of it till the next day after I had gotten back from a meeting he informed me that he went and joined. I was kinda thrown for a loop as I really didn't think he would do it, but its been a good thing for him and he has really enjoyed it. It has taken me some time to get used to him up and running out the door when the pager goes off, all the classes he will be taking this Nov. and coming spring, and being gone every tues morning for training. Tanner was excited the first time we went untill we walked in to see the firetrucks and he for some reason was so scared that all he wanted to do was go home. He has gotten better the more we go but still doesn't like to go down in to the truck bay. Infact his favorite things to do there is play on the computer and get a rootbeer. Makena on the other hand LOVES going!!

TJ's locker before he had all his turnout gear and name written on the name plate.

Tanner the first time going to the firehouse, He was so scared it was like torture to get him in the truck even with dad holding him.
A week or so ago they had fire prevention week and on Friday they had all the truckes in the area meet at the mall and had a few demoitrations, as well as Life Lion (life flight) come in and land for the crowd. This is Makena and our neighbor friend infront of Engine 5 from our station here in Annville. This is the only way Tanner was going to be near the fire trucks.

They were going to show them cutting the car apart but we didn't stay that long. Kids were hungry and it seemed to be taking forever to get things moving.

They started a dumpster on fire and then showed how they put it out.

Life Lion coming in to land.

Makena's 6th Birthday

I can not believe that its been 6 years since Makena was born, and how much we have gone through since then. She had a fantastic birthday and despite my best efforts of getting her to skip her birthday and staying 5 forever she had other plans, LOL.
Starting to open presents!
opening her present from grandma and grandpa Babcock

Such a cute outfit!! I totally forgot to get a picture of her wearing it on Sunday.

Opening more presents

One of her new and i must say favorite shirts, the front has a monkey on it and says I love my Attitude

Her brother helping open the present he got for her, A new boy Ken!!

We asked her what kind of cake she wanted and she chose an ice cream cake, so the night before her, Tanner and Dad make the cake and oh it was so yummy!!!

At our neighbors house singing and sharing ice cream cake.

We love you so much Makena and can't wait to see what the next 6 years will bring!!