We went to Transportation Day on Saturday. It was the 5th time for Michael and Spencer, the 4th time for me and the 2nd time for Elliott (Elliott and I both missed it in 2012 because we were on lockdown). We'll get to all of those 947 pictures in a minute.
First, I have a mini review of the second part of last week.
On Wednesday I fully intended to take Elliott to morning story time at the library. In reality we stayed at home and didn't even get out of our pajamas until it was time to pick Spencer up from running club (3:50 pm!).
We burned some time taking selfies.
On Thursday we ended up at the mall after I got home from work. I can't remember why we went in the first place but we ended up eating dinner there.
On Friday Elliott was discovered with his big ol' diaper butt about 6 feet up in the air.
OK. Transportation Day!
You can go HERE to read the 2013 post. There are links within links within links that will get you to 2012, 2011 and 2010 too.
The whole thing started at 9:00 am with the landing of the helicopter. 9:00 am used to be an impossible feat for this family. Spencer being in school all year has changed that and we were ready and waiting at 8:55.
I'm pretty sure I have 5 years of these pictures. I should do a sweet comparison collage.
There was room for about 6 people to sleep in there. I'm tempted to rent one and take it to the beach. That's as close to camping I will ever get.
Back of the UPS truck. This was the first thing that intrigued Elliott enough to get out of the stroller.
Front of the UPS truck
Inside the city bus
Inside the YMCA bus
Elliott was disinterested until he found the big bucket of candy.
Is a cow a kind of transportation?
Big construction machinery- I don't actually know exactly what it was. Michael says it's an excavator.
We were disappointed that they weren't letting kids sit inside of it this year. We got over our disappointment in about 7 seconds.
More contruction machinery
Certainly not transportation, but they were still fun to look at.
This is a rundown of all the animals I seriously considered stealing.
I mean, come on, how could I not tuck that thing under my arm and run?
Ginger would LOVE us if we brought her home a pig sister.
She had fluffy feathers around her feet that looked like fancy shoes. I appreciated her sense of style.
And this chicken had an awesome hat made of feathers. I want both of them to live in my backyard.
And finally, this goose was wearing the most fantastic dress I have ever seen. Her goose dress is even more beautiful than the goose dress that Bjork wore.
On the school bus. This is the first year that Spencer didn't care about the school bus. It's hard to get excited about something that you ride every week.
Cherry picker up high
I should win an award for this picture.
The hot air balloon was new this year. We've never seen one there before.
Elliott was not a fan of how loud the fire was.
All terrain vehicle
And one more look at the hot air balloon as we left.
Then it was on to Paul's house where we left Spencer for his very first sleepover with a friend.
The rest of our Saturday was peaceful and very, very quiet. I have forgotten how easy it is to have 1 kid. Michael and I even took a nap with Elliott. It was heavenly.