We then went around to the bbq tables and sat and listened as we were told about the clothing the fire-fighters wear. Kenai was chosen to try on the fire pants but was too shy so up jumped Rahiri-Lee but the bug was catching and so he sat down again too. Tawhiri was keen though so was all dressed up. Tama, Hope and Kaatyah’s Koro dressed in a fire suit too and Tawhiri and Tama had a race to strip off and Tawhiri won.
We then went out the back and got to squirt the fire hose. We also had a bet with the fire-fighters that everyone standing on the empty hose could stop the water flowing through. We lost, we now owe the fire fighter a chocolate cake.
After our visit we slowly trudged back around the corner to see the bus already at the bus stop. The bus driver recognised us and jumped out to see if we wanted to get on, so we all ran to get back on the bus. We stopped at every stop again on the way home with Rahiri-Lee once again piping up with “are we getting off here” while also serenading everyone on the bus with our beautiful opera voices.
What a massive trip we had. Thank you to all our parent helpers, having your help is very much appreciated when we go out and about with the children.