Watching my son get so excited when the fire truck drove by. We live next to a fire station, so we see fire trucks and hear their trucks every day. Gabe runs to the window each time they drive past our house. He even has his own set of firetrucks. He carries them around...everywhere! The LT page shows him daydreaming about the trucks as they drive by. These pages almost tell a story...As he is dreaming of the trucks, holding his own truck, he then gets the chance to meet the firemen and sit in a real fire truck.
Each week we take a field trip together. This week we went to the fire station. We then planned an event to make them dinner and bring it to the crew. I try to find ways to teach Gabe about giving, helping others, and setting/keeping goals. Even though Gabe is only 16 months old in these pictures, I know he enjoys learning so much. The crew really appreciated someone making the effort. This crew works so hard for us. They work in a busy station...always on the go. We are so thankful for their help. They gave Gabe a JR. firefighter badge...which I placed on the LT page-center. VOICE RECORDING: The right page has a voice recorded device which can be pulled out. It fits under the TRUCK-license plate. You just pull it out (by the red ribbon) and press play. I bought this at a local craft store. We recorded the firetruck sirens, horns, other sounds of the truck, and Gabe squeeling with delight. We also tried to capture some of his first words associated with truck.
There is also a tag that can be pulled out, behind the voice recording device. It tells the story of the field trip, and the giving that Gabe learned about when we brought the crew dinner. Although I really like this techn. I did not want it to be the main element of this layout.
Items used: Lil Davis D-fireman badge. Bottled image paper CO.-reeling paint and paper by Rusty Pickle-2 12x12. Sewn and torn (center). Simply charming-Pewterfire hydrant charm-painted red-and tied to the upper lt corner of LT page. Tied with hemp cord. Sticker studio-TRACK plate painted, distressed, and the word changed to truck-with cork in the center. Joannes-red scrapbook conches. Chatterbox-black rub-on letters. March-letters two layers-bottom layer-stickers from Basic Grey-sublime. P. real life and creative imaginations cork stickers. Basic Grey elements soordinating fiber. Bazzill Basics-monochromatic ribbon-browns-Scrapbook.com and LCS-ribbon. MM-distress kit,label holders(one painted red) staples-gold, MM metallic letters(painted red)-metallic basics mini circle brads and red brads. Cranberry MM-S.B. paint. Scribbles 3-D black paint on edges of truck sign. Button from-bag O' buttons-MCS. Creative Imaginations-scrapbook stickers-red "NO 16". black leather(cut around gold-plaque,plant tags,and Jest Charming Embellishments. Gold plaque given to Gabe by firefighters. Bazzill-paper from red cardstock collection (3 pages of 12x12 used) FIRE words used-stencil from office depot-backed with acid free paper-motifica collection(Basic Grey) Hinge painted red from MM. Bottle cap painted red-and F added (Basic Grey sticker) Computer program- Jasc photoshop pro9. Converted B W pics. Added color to truck in Gabe's hand and then some paint to match the rest of the page. Sewn with bronze thread-both pages. NO 16 on truck represents Gabe's age: 16 months. The firemen hats pic. was actually taken while we were exploring the truck. I used different paper to mute the colors of the hats. I enjoyed using these elements and colors for these pages. Gabe is actually sitting in the firetruck-he is pressing the buttons and checking it all out. He was excited to go and amazed once we arrived at the station.