The kids had so many wonderful experiences in Saskatchewan with so many different people: grandparents, adoption friends, godparents, cousins and aunts and uncles. One uncle in particular has to be mentioned here because he arranged a new experience for the kids that I know they found very exciting: visiting a fire hall!
To back up a bit, I had emailed the kids’ Uncle Dorian (my brother-in-law) a few days in advance, saying that we’d be in his city and asking if he’d have time to meet up for a late lunch or coffee break. I had to smile at the thoughtfulness of his response; not only was he happy to make time for us but he was proposing various things he could do with the kids. (Dorian is a city manager and could arrange for tours at various facilities within his scope.) In the end, a visit to a new fire hall was the chosen activity.
The kids were pretty shy but I could tell from their expressions that they were super excited. I think you’ll see that in the photos below.
The kids got to sit in three different fire trucks. It was hard to get great photos of them in the trucks because they were quite high up and I wasn’t so bold as to ask for a step-ladder! But I think I was able to capture some cute stuff anyway. I like this one with their little heads just barely visible over the dash:
At the end of the tour, the kids got little fire hats and colouring books.
Thanks to the firemen who gave the kids a great tour and a huge thank you to Uncle Dorian for arranging it all! The kids had such a good time experiencing this with you, Uncle!