Each Spring the Township has the Tons O'Trucks show in the parking lot of Dakota high school. It's mostly for the kids - fire trucks, police cars, garbage trucks, salt trucks, utility trucks, police motorcycles, big rigs, ambulances and some construction equipment - all available for the kids to climb on, sit in, and generally have fun in.
We rode our bikes over with our neighbors, the O'Bryans. It was a beautiful day. Not too hot or muggy. It was really crowded too. We got to do mostly everything - some lines were longer than others. We decided to do the train ride last - it was a really long line. Unfortunately, before we could do it, the skies opened up, and it started pouring. Oh well. It was still fun. Emily is still talking about getting to sound the horn on all the big rigs. She also liked getting to squirt water out of the fire hose. Pretty cool.
For you southerners - this is a salt truck. Emily knew exactly what it was when she saw it. A pretty common vehicle on the roads this year. They may make our cars all yucky, but without them, we would be slippin' and slidin'. We love you salt truck!!
And then there's this little bundle of cuteness. She has a new trick - standing, pretty much by herself. And talking, talking, talking. She is so darn adorable, I just want to squeeze her.