Thursday, October 15, 2009

stop, drop & roll

as much as andrew LOVES firemen, fire stations, fire trucks (well, pretty much anything related to this topic) we couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit our local fire station when they had an open house. we went with our next door neighbors, sarah (8) and brendon (11), whom andrew absolutely ADORES! in typical andrew style, he told us on the way there, that he no longer wanted to go. derek talked to him about why, and it turns out he was nervous. he definitely gets nervous/anxious in unfamiliar situations like this and i was so proud of him for verbalizing it. when we got there, he saw another friend of his, which helped him warm up to the whole thing. he did have a few moments during our visit, when we could tell he was getting anxious, but for the most part we were able to catch it ahead of time and ward off any meltdowns. all in all, it was a great way to spend time together and both boys (and the neighbors) had a lot of fun!!!

jacob especially loved the balloons and getting the chance to crawl through a tunnel to a mat where he had to stop, drop and roll (sorry, didn't get any pics of this!).


Rebecca said...

What a fun day!

And it sounds like Andrew (and you and Derek)are really making progress - so happy to read it!

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