We are very blessed to have Evan enrolled in a great little preschool that ignites his imagination, teaches him about different cultures and above all let’s him interact with other kids from all over the world. Since Evan started his new school in October we have seen him grow in leaps and bounds in his speech, discipline and overall demeanor. My little boy is not so little anymore and it impresses me how much knowledge he absorbs every day.
Last week Evan’s preschool visited the Fire Station in our neighborhood. Parents were invited to join the field trip and I was very excited to see Evan react to his surroundings in this unfamiliar place. As soon as we got there Evan got very excited and started observing everything. I was happy to see him so engaged.
Soon after we arrived a very kind Fireman started giving a presentation on the different tools of the trade. The kids were very excited to look at all of them and were very eager to play with them. All the firemen at the station were very patient and kind to the kids and kept smiling at them.
After a very informative presentation and an interactive experience with the tools of the trade, the kids got to see the star of the fire station: a fire truck. At first glance, to me it looked like a rusty old truck with little appeal. To the kids, this firetruck was just like a rockstar and there was nothing else worth being seen in the area.
The kids were allowed to ride on the truck and Evan was of course the first one to hop on the truck. As I waited for him I just kept thinking how much he has grown and took some pictures of the truck and the parking area.
After the kids had ridden a couple of times the parents were allowed to ride the truck, too. I jumped to the occasion and hopped right in. It was so much fun to ride with the kids. Just as I suspected the truck was very simple but I was glad to know that it had the basic elements it needed to do its job if the need arose.
After the cool ride, the kids were allowed to explore the tools and play around for a bit.
We then moved to the outside of the fire station to give the hose a test drive. The kids truly enjoyed holding the hose and watching the water pressure change.
This was a great experience both for Evan and for me and we can’t wait for the next field trip!