Monday, May 18, 2015

Fire Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After a fantastic day at the truck show, Eliel was treated to another fun truck activity.  While visiting my sister, and her husband, Uncle Brian took Eliel across the street to the fire station to look at the fire trucks.  Lucky for them, they were invited in and shown around. Eliel even received a hat, some stickers and a pencil.  How cool is that? Eliel must be destined to be a truck drive of some sort (or maybe he'll be an engineer and design trucks) because trucks seem to follow him wherever he goes!




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Sunday, May 17, 2015

For the Love of Trucks


This weekend we went to Mt. Prospect Public Works' Open House and Eliel was in heaven.  There were trucks everywhere!  I think Eliel's brain was on overload.


In addition to having all of their trucks out and accessible to the kids, they had fun activities for the kids to do like bean bag toss, a bounce house, and a duck pond game.  Although Eliel had fun doing these things, I think his favorites were riding the cherry picker and driving the backhoe!


If you know me well, then you know I hate heights, so needless to say, I did not go up in the cherry picker with Eliel.  That's what Daddies are for! 

View from the Top
Ready to go up!




















They were even giving rides in the street cleaner but for some odd reason, Eliel was afraid of the street cleaner.  He wouldn't even sit in one that wasn't moving.  He did, however, get to drive a backhoe.  Check it out! Eliel drives a backhoe



We went there planning to spend an hour or so and ended up staying over two!  Eliel sat in just about every truck they had, some even twice!  I know where we'll be going again next year!

Checking out the excavator

Lovin' the garbage truck

Standing in the bulldozer

Hello?  Anyone there?

Oooo a lever!
Daddy and I in the HUGE bulldozer

Thumbs up!  This was awesome!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

1, 2, 3...

We've had this mastered for a few weeks now, but I finally got around to taking a video of him... :)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

E's New Ride

Eliel has a new way to get around town powered by Mommy!


It's actually a birthday gift for me so that I can tote my little sidekick with me all summer while getting some exercise.  After Daddy finally got it installed, Eliel begged for a ride.  So, we rode to the library to drop off a book and he loved it!  It will be great to get around town a lot faster too.  We love walking but when trying to get to downtown, it takes forever.  Can't wait for some new fun! Just look at his smile! :)



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Fence

Ever since we moved into our house, our neighbors' backyard has been less than desirable to look at.  To make matters worse, there is a chicken wire fence between our two properties so we have a very good view of their 'lovely' yard.
Well this spring, as I was cleaning up the yard (and all of our neighbors weed that grow through the fence) I had it.  I decided I couldn't take it anymore and begged Adam to let us get a fence in the backyard.  After talking about it, we decided that in addition to looking nicer, it would be much safer for Eliel.  That tipped the scales and we sprung for a new fence.  Now, as we look at it, it's one of those things that we wished we had done six years ago when we moved into the house.  Just look at the difference!
Before

Before













After

After

Plus, I can now trust Eliel a little bit more in the backyard since there is only one way to get out of it now.  Before, he could have gone down the side of the house away from the driveway and I would not have know right away.  This was definitely a safer and more aesthetically pleasing solution!