Monday, April 30, 2012
U of Hartford Community Day
Saturday was the University of Hartford's Community Day. We've gone a few times and it's usually a very nice event. They have games and booths and food. Bouncy houses. And....the best of all... free bike helmets! If you get there when it opens and head over to the bike rodeo (in which zero bikes are rodeo-ing) your child can get fitted for a lovely bike helmet. This is the main attraction for me - b/c that's how frugal I am!
(Above) After scoring some sweet helmets (Mo is still wearing his.) The boys hit the traveling arcade. Have you seen these things? It's basically a trailer CRAMMED with arcade games. It is NOT for those with claustrophobia. The boys played a few games each then we hit the police car and the fire truck. (Below.)
A couple very nice firemen took the boys through the truck even though Magoo and Mo were nearly breaking everything in sight. Seriously. Magoo was putting his feet on the brake and gas pedals. Don't touch the pedals! Mo knocked one of those little spikey things off the tire. They were crazy!
Then we went over to visit with the police horse.
Here's Magoo with his Grammy petting the horse. It was a lovely horse. I moved over to get a nice shot of them. Magoo got in nice and close to the horse - big smile on his face - and then...
...the horse stepped on his foot.
Well that did it for Magoo. No snacks or games could clear the dark cloud from over his head. He wanted to leave and tend to his foot. (Which was fine, but I'm sure it did smart a bunch.)
But, hey - at least we got a free helmet.