Nicholas loves balls, Bob the Builder, Teletubbies, and cars, but his first love? Fire trucks, hands down. As a clueless adult, when I hear a siren I don't pay much attention to it. With Nick around, though, a siren in the distance never escapes attention.
His day has been made if he sees a real live fire truck--or even better, a firefighter who hands him a sticker. Our friends Neal and Annette, who used to spend lots of quality time with Nick when they were here in Portland, took him on a field trip to a fire station this fall. He loved it. He was a firefighter for Halloween.
I had never noticed how many fire truck themed clothes, toys, and accessories there are available for little boys. (Yes, little boys...since all that sort of thing tends to be sadly very gender specific.) So this year was a three-alarm fire truck Christmas!
This boy is in FIRE TRUCK HEAVEN!