On Saturday we went to a fun "Touch-a-Truck" event at Green Hill Park in Salem. They had lots and lots of different types of vehicles there for everyone to see and touch! We parked over near the city bus and trolley, so started there, but they had all sorts!
Brogan probably would have been happy to climb into each truck, tractor and dump truck, honking every horn and pretending to drive every vehicle, but that would have taken all day! Avery did very well considering how much noise there was at times with everybody honking different horns at the same time - she didn't even complain about it I don't think, but she certainly wasn't interested in climbing into any of the driver's seats herself :)
Avery didn't want to go on the hayride either, but then I told her how much Brogan wanted to do it, and asked her if she could go with him to help look after him, and she agreed to that with no hesitation!! What a sweet big sister :) Of course, Brogan would have wanted to do it whether any of us went with him or not, but it was lovely of Avery to go just because she thought he needed her to look after him :)
There was a giant cow. Avery is saying "Mooooo!" Brogan is sucking on his lollipop...
There was a cute little mini petting zoo which both of the children loved. Brogan loved pointing out the ducks (one of his favourite words right now), and we had to take his lollipop away after he shared it with one of the goats... While we were looking at the animals, we also ran into Avery's occupational therapist Tiffany with her little boys, so that was fun.
Brogan loved the bubbles he found outside the fence as we approached it, and once he realised there was a lot more of the stuff inside, he didn't even hesitate and walked straight in :)
I started to record this video because it was pretty cool to see the sheer volume of foam being spewed out by this thing, but then I realised that Brogan was being buried so I turned it off!! Luckily Gabe saw it happening too, and gave me Avery's hands so that he could run off and rescue Brogan, who apparently looked a little nervous as he was being engulfed, but he was just fine!!
Avery likes helicopters, but, as in the past when she's had the opportunity to see one up close and actually get inside, she wanted to have nothing to do with it! So once again we asked her if she would go in with Brogan to look after him, and once again that did the trick!!
Then we tortured Brogan by insisting it was time to go home. Once again, his poor little heart broke, but after driving for a couple of minutes he started to make his tired noise and I think he realised that a nap might be a nice idea :)