Eve loved watching the fire truck and everything going on. She didn't really want to be involved - just wanted to observe what was going on around her. She reluctantly sat in the chair and even sat on the front of the truck long enough to get a picture of James and her.
As we were all heading out, the firefighters got called on an emergency, so we even got to watch them leave with the sirens blaring. Then, the mom's talked while the kids found rocks to play with. I also happened to have a little thing of bubbles in my purse (from when Eve went to the ER) and she blew some and poured out most of the bubbles. All-in-all a successful trip.
Looking back, I think maybe I was a little crazy to have a birthday party less than a week before moving across the country, but I really felt like Reed needed it. I am always one for birthday parties because I think they are so fun. But, I was getting everything packed and ready to go, so this was just one more thing and I was debating not doing it. But, in the end, I knew that Reed would miss his friends terribly. I knew that he really needed more playtime with them more than I needed to pack one more box. So, we did it. It was great and I would do the same thing again in that situation. I love my little man!