Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Red Hot Day

Today, my mother-in-law and I took Gavin and my nephew Ayden to the Houston Fire Museum.

The museum is housed in the oldest Houston Fire Station dating to 1898 back when the the water hoses were pulled by horses.While the museum itself is not very large it packed in several firetrucks.

Granted these are not the firetrucks of our day, but I think the boys loved the shiny red vehicles and most definitely the writing on the wall. By the way, I don't have a picture of it, but the museum does have a scrap of metal from the Twin Towers. I believe firefighters from the area may have helped during that time. It was interesting trying to explain to a five-year old why the museum had the metal beam.
There was also a variety of equipment from the old to the new.
But what I think the boys most enjoyed was the play area. Kids could dress up in small firefighter coats, hats and gloves. Some coats still were not small enough.
But Gavin endured it for a photo.
Then the kids could take turns pretending to drive the fire truck and sliding down the pole.
This museum really had their act together when it came to activities for the kids. There were tubs filled with fire safety games from pretend phones to water bucket relay. We even took home some coloring sheets and a paper to plan a family escape route in case of an emergency. This one was trying to make his own escape!

Thanks Me Me for a red hot and fun-filled day!

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