Thursday, March 4, 2010

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Okay, this one might be a little more for the ladies :-)  Please enjoy my photo essay of yesterday's Read Across America event featuring some of Arcadia's cutest fire fighters.  And do not be skeeved out that I am saying this even though two of them were probably young enough to be my sons...I just mean cute like, aw cute! 

Me, starting the event.  Not cute.  But cute shirt, yes?  It is a Sebastien bear...he says, "My head is on fire...and I kind of like it."

Fire Captain Tom saying hello to the lovely little children and their parents.

Fire Fighter Chen reading a Clifford book.  Did you know Clifford fought a fire once?  It's true!

Engineer Rick considering a book.  Will this be the one to hold the attention of 40 toddlers / preschoolers?

Everyone loved seeing the fire engine up close and personal. 

Fire Fighter Chen modeling their gear, Engineer Rick, just modeling.

I hope you enjoyed these special storytime photos.  It is a rough job, but someone has to do it. 


Tara said...

Oo, Chen and Rick are definitely eye candy firemen! Thank you for this! :)

And yay, a day can't be complete without a Sebastien bear t-shirt!

secret agent woman said...

What fun for you. But Clifford - never did like that series.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I did not know that about Clifford.. The firefighters are really cute! and I'm sure the kids loved hearing the stories..

NoRegrets said...

Kids love the fire engines!
thing is, the firefighters might be cute, but I've hung around them... as a group, well, not sure I'd want to date one.

Sebastien said...

Hahaha, I love that you wore that shirt considering all the firemen :)

Looks like a really fun day for all involved. There is something about fighting fires that really captures the imagination, I think it is the danger of it, the civic duty and serving the community, and trying to keep people safe that really captures a child's mind.

laura b. said...

Tara: Aren't they? Happy to help :-)
And I always feel well dressed in a Sebastien tee.

Secret: We did have fun. Not a Clifford fan? That's okay, since you aren't under 5.

Mrs: They loved the stories, but they were really just waiting for their snack and to go see the fire engine :-)

NoRegrets: Yeah, I can believe that. These were all nice family men, so no one better be dating them!

Sebastien: I thought the shirt made the right statement. And I think you are right about the sort of adoration fire fighters inspire (admittedly, mainly in women and children). In their uniforms, with their big trucks, they are easily identifiable as "heroes".

Churlita said...

I wouldn't mind seeing those firefighters up close. They were very hott.

laura b. said...

Churlita: And their kindness with kids made them even sexier :-)