Wednesday, August 6, 2008

National Night out...


When Target store move into a town, they have this event once a year- called "National Night Out". They bring in local businesses to participate, and they offer free drinks, hotdogs, pretzels etc. last year they had pony rides down at the end of our street. They do a bon-fire, and have fireworks. It is kind of fun, and the kids enjoy it. This year, there were no pony rides. We had the fire truck at the end of the street. That made Ethan's day. Holy canoli. He was so excited to have the truck in his immediate area. He went over to it, (with Pig in hand) and the fireman squatted down to talk to him. Ethan shyed away from him, until he said "that's a nice pig you have there pal". well, that is all it took. Ethan offered pig up to the fireman (which, for those of you that know Ethan, know he does not willingly give pig to ANYONE.) The fireman asked Ethan if he wanted to have a look in the truck, and he nodded his head. Ethan let the man pick him up and place him (and pig, still clutched tightly in his fist) into the truck. For those of you again that know Ethan, know that he is MY barnicle, and usually does not let anyone pick up/hold him. (I was suprised, really) anyhow, he LOVED,LOVED, LOVED the inside of the truck. The fireman asked Ethan if he wanted to try on the fire hat. He said no, but told him Pig did. after a bit of a chuckle, the fireman manovered Pig to "wear" the hat. needless to say, Pig had a VERY busy night. he didn't want to get out of the truck, and squealed when we took him down...