April 10, 2011


Yesterday afternoon, Public School 295 in Park Slope, Brooklyn hosted a fund-raising event called "Touch-A-Truck".

At the event, children were invited to climb aboard a variety of different trucks and city service vehicles, including dump trucks, cement trucks, ambulances, garbage trucks and (always the crowd favorite) fire trucks.

Needless to say, the little dude had an amazing time, dancing in the street, exploring fire safety equipment and driving a moving van (Yep.  A moving van.)

Even more important, since New York City's Public School arts program is severely under-funded, all of the proceeds of the day's event went directly to P.S. 295's arts program.  This, my friends, is what you call a win-win.

As always, there are more pictures after the jump.  Enjoy.

On our walk over to the event, Lil Sippy Cup fell in love with this building.

The minute we saw this, I knew we were in for a good time.

The lines were a little on the long side. 
It was the perfect opportunity to teach Lil Sippy Cup the value of "patience".

If they had let the kids climb up to this bucket,
I had already committed myself to climbing up there with him.

The fire fighters let the little dude try on an oxygen mask.
He LOVED this.

He was a little apprehensive about climbing into the truck at first...

...but his fears quickly disappeared.

Needless to say, the fire truck was a big hit.

A really big hit.

Actually, he loved it so much, he did not want to say good-bye.

The surprise hit of the truck festival?  The moving van.
That's probably because they forgot to disconnect the horn before the event.

In spite of the long lines and the car-horn induced headaches, he had a great time.
And that's all that really matters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those smiles tell it all.You may have a little fireman there.