Fasten your seatbelts, I'm actually going to share some of the block party pictures from almost a month ago! This year we did fun stuff like fill up a million water balloons when it was 90 degrees out, have a water balloon toss and then let kids (Fisher) have at the rest of 'em.
But let's be honest, there is nothing quite like spotting a fire truck driving (slowing, sans sirens) onto your street. Kids of all ages are always in awe.
Ron had to take his turn cranking homemade ice cream during part of the fire truck festivities. Fisher was a little nervous about climbing into the truck when he first saw it. I guess awe is one thing, but it is a huge vehicle, so I can understand his hesitation. He got over that fast, though, and then we could hardly get him to come out. And it is very important to fasten your seat belt in a fire truck.There have been a plethora of various water squirters come out of the woodwork since the block party, left on our lawn, I suppose. Fisher was enchanted with them all, and really spent a large portion of the day squirting anything and anyone who'd let him. Including Dad.The fire truck pictures are among my favorites, but this last one might take the prize. This is Fisher with his buddy from around the corner, and there was some baseball-ish game going on. This is Fisher handing his friend the "bat," sharing, and it was just a simple gesture, but I thought the way the "bat" changed hands was simply endearing.
We are definitely lucky to live here among such good people.