Firefighters are the bomb: part trois.

Since Claire has been three, we’ve been visiting the fire station in Sharpsburg. I used to work with one of the firefighters at the hospital, and he was so nice to let the kids come by to visit.

This is our third year visiting, and their excitement hasn’t changed in the least bit.


But this year, Claire turned five. For a kid who has admired firefighters since she was 2, I think it’s safe to say this obsession isn’t going away any time soon.

I didn’t tell her where we were going. I simply said, “We’re running errands.” As soon as we turned off the Highland Park bridge, she knew we weren’t going to Trader Joe’s.

“Mom! Are we going to see FIREFIGHTER LARRY!?”

And happiness ensued.

Luca was most excited about the rescue boat and the truck that pulled the rescue boat.

Claire enjoyed getting all dressed up again.

She made the comment that she’s finally starting to fit. So I asked her to lift her arms.

And then I laughed at her.

Luca finally let me put a helmet on him and he was the happiest boy.

Then Claire had to get her photo taken, of course.

Luca hammed it up on the truck.

And I tried, then tried again to get them all in front of it, but Mae hung off my leg instead.

Either way, it was a great time.

But it wasn’t over yet.

Larry wanted Claire to have something super special.

That’s right. Her very own helmet.

It had her name on it and everything.

She called Matt on the drive home and couldn’t stop gushing. She got home and she wouldn’t take it off.

And now she’s napping and it’s on the pillow next to her.

So thanks as usual, Firefighter Larry. You mean more to her than you’ll ever know.


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Posted on October 17, 2012, in Cassie. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. That is so very awesome! WTG, Firefighter Larry!

  2. Very very cool!!! I think Firefighter Larry deserves some home baked goods to share with his friends.

  3. Yeah, other than baseball player, there probably is no cooler gig than fireman.

  4. Oh her smile! She is just beaming with joy and happiness! I had to laugh so hard at her comment though – she’s an optimist, isn’t she!
    Firefighter Larry sounds like a great guy.

  5. She looks so freakin’ happy! Larry’s a heck of a dude.

    And Claire is fast learning the universal truth that being cute will make men give you things…

  6. Larry is awesome, and so are you! What an amazing birthday present for an amazing little girl (and boy)!

  7. You know Claire doesn’t like me BECAUSE STUPID JESSICA IS SO GREAT, but she was excited to show even me her firehouse pictures. And she kept pointing Larry out in the background of all of them over and over. What an awesome guy!

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