Daily Archives: December 17, 2011

On Christmas lights, fire trucks, and ice cream


We went to the Sebastopol Christmas Tree lighting a few weeks ago.  Of course Santa made an appearance, and he came riding in on a fire truck!  Rush couldn’t care less about Santa, but he couldn’t WAIT to get inside that fire truck.  He got his wish.  (The line for Santa was miles long, the line for the fire truck was about 3 people long.  Excellent choice, Rush.)

It was so exhilarating that he couldn’t be bothered to turn around for a picture.

You can kinda see in this picture below, that the fire truck was parked right in front this little cafe that had outdoor seating.  While Rush was in the fire truck, he accidentally (or intentionally? we’ll never know…) blew the horn, giving everyone at the cafe AND everyone in line for Santa quite a scare.  That’s my boy!

Hailey was happy and warm in our new super awesome double stroller.  Now, if only the double stroller would also make dinner, it’d be the perfect sister wife…

Eventually we had to pry Rush out of the fire truck, and he was NOT happy about that.  Super sad face, all grown up…

He was trying so hard to be brave and accept the fact that we needed to go and give other kids a turn, but you can still see the heartbreak in his face…

But we are super good parents, so we knew exactly how to make it all better!

That’s right kiddo, ice cream makes everything better.

Now whenever we see fire trucks, he reminds me the he was sad on the fire truck, and that other kids need turns.  But that he was “bery sad” indeed.