Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fire Safety

This past weekend my parents and I took the kids for a community fair at a local church in Reidsville.

It is said you should not judge a book by its cover and this completely applied to the fair.

We arrived at 10 am and thought that we might only be there about 10 minutes.  There were two bounce houses, a fire truck, a trailer, and some food carts.

We started out at the bounce houses, which scare the nonsense out of me (I always think someone is going to fall and break an arm or an ankle...however we were lucky and there were no injuries).

Owen and Andrew have been in these before and had a blast

However Caroline never got much further then the flap entrance...oh well she was a little intimidated by the bouncing.

There was also a slide which the boys thought was great fun.  They get such joy from the rush you feel coming down the slide...thank goodness they are big enough that the didn't need me to go with them (although that would have been a fantastic work out).

While the boys were bouncing Caroline found the popcorn with the help of my parents...and she wasn't sharing.

The coolest thing there, and the most educational, was a trailer in which they were teaching fire safety (brought to us by the Reidsville Fire Department).

The fire department had this camping trailer and in small batches they would take kids inside and give them a hands on lesson as what to do if there is a fire in your house.  They use fake smoke to imitate the situation and show you how to test the door to see if it is hot and how to crawl out so that the smoke is above you.

Owen had a good time and refreshed his fire safety skills.  Andrew came crawling out and was a little teary and scared, but the fantastic firefighters took good care of him and gave him a cool "fire chief" hat as well as one for Caroline.

There were games to be played, a fishing game in which you "fished" a pack of candy

We consumed some some snow cones, cotton candy, and popcorn.  All bad things and things I don't exactly feel proud about feeding the kids...however they have never had snow cones or cotton candy before so I didn't think a small, one time, introduction would be horrible.

We enjoyed a quick stop on the fire truck and bid adieu to the wonderful people of the church.  Their hospitality and welcome attitude made our time spent at the fair a fun one...and we ended up staying an hour laughing and having fun.


  1. I LOVE doing things like this with the kids! Let's plan something else soon!

    Love always,

  2. Aw, so cute. My kids love things like this. Can't wait for the fall festivals around here.