Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Firefighter, A Soldier and Sister Clark!

Today Priscilla went on a field trip to the local Fire Department. She was so excited this morning, and to be honest so was I. Maybe it has something to do with growing up in a small town and knowing all the firemen by their first names until just a few years ago. We are truly spoiled in this small town because our firemen are so involved in the community, especially with the school aged children. When I picked Priscilla up from school, she came running out of the classroom wearing her new favorite thing, the plastic fire hat, that was given to her by "Firefighter Bill." Now those of you that live here know that there really is a Firefighter Bill and I have known him for about 14 yrs. I told Priscilla this morning that she might get to meet him. She said she did along with Firefighter Casey, and another one she can't remember. She was thrilled to get to sit in the Fire Truck, see her teacher Miss Julie dress up like a fireman, and loved seeing the dog.

Erik's good friend serves in the Army. He was recently sent to Afghanistan and has sent us some pictures. We have talked to the girls about what Jeff does and why he is over there and in their 5, 4, and 3 yr old minds they get it.

Our fabulous neighbors are the Clark family. They have two boys ages 4 &1 and the girls play with them often. Anneliese aka Sister Clark takes Serenity to school with her since Theron is in the same class. (It is a nice break for me too!) The Clarks are a WONDERFUL family and do so much for us.

So how and why do these all fit together....

Tonight the girls were playing, Melody was firefighter Bill, Priscilla was Jeff, and Serenity was Sister Clark. I love that my girls have such great role models to look up to.

1 comment:

Princess and the Five Beasts said...

Ohhh, I remember Firefighter Bill, and Casey. You are sure right about being spoiled with the fire departement there. Up here, it is all volunteer and we are twice the size of Boulder. Tell Sister Clark I said "HI" :)