We took Ben (prior to his new haircut, seen above) and Elizabeth to a Big Truck Night sponsored by the local Missouri Department of Transportation office. Ben was in absolute heaven checking out all of the emergency, farm, and construction vehicles. Elizabeth seemed interested in the crane that was going up and down near where we were sitting as she had her bottle. They also had some K-9 demonstrations and the bomb squad blew up a watermelon.
Sometimes mascots frighten Ben (and us, honestly!) but for some reason he just went running up to the MoDOT bear and gave him a huge hug, walked away, then ran back and gave him another hug! He was also excited to get a signed card from the horse mascot of the Missouri Mavericks hockey team and proudly hung it on the fridge when we got home!
The firefighters had plastic fire hats to give away. He had a great time sitting in the fire engine and pressing all the buttons he could reach!
Since Ben had such a great time at this, we are hoping to go to the Lee's Summit Annual Big Truck & Equipment Show next Saturday, May 19 at the LS airport. He is also giddy with all of the construction equipment rolling through our neighborhood as they tear up and repour all of the curbs. This morning we stood and watched a Bobcat pick up dirt for 5 minutes!