Food and Firemen and Fun, Oh My!

August 22, 2011 § 1 Comment

This past weekend we made our way south to Iowa, for a change. It was the annual family picnic with my mom’s side of the family and, as just like last year, tremendous fun. This year was especially exciting for Hiram, who is starting to notice all the other kids available to watch and play with.  

The highlight, though, was our trip to the local fire station to see how the heroes live. My cousin’s husband is a fireman and he hooked our huge family up with the MVP version of a fire station tour. Here are a few photos:

Here are Brad and Hiram getting ready for a ride in the fire truck.

We also took a walk to the marsh, which Hiram enjoyed– most likely because he thought it was fun to say, “Marsh!” We saw at least 2 frogs, a moth and numerous flowers and grasshoppers along with a huge weeping willow tree. Hiram also collected some precious stone (pebbles).

On our walk back from the Marsh! Hiram wanted to stop and rest on this bench.

There were many more things I wish I had a picture of, including all the fun we had swimming on the beach, playing with various kinds of balls, “fishing” and throwing a 4-foot long stick into the lake for my cousin’s dog Zena. I miss everyone already!

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§ One Response to Food and Firemen and Fun, Oh My!

  • Jessie says:

    Hadley, it was so fun to see your family! I think you capture the one moment when Hiram had his firefighter hat on the “right” way – what a cutie!

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