Sunday, August 28, 2011

Meet a New Member of the Family: Big D

Ya know when a kid says something crazy, and you just can’t believe it’s true? Nonsense like, “there’s a dinosaur under my bed.” Or “I don’t need to go potty.” Or “My uncle has a fire truck!”

Well, Reid told his teachers that his uncle HAS a fire truck. He was adamant about it. He kept talking about it all day. (Shocking, I know.) “That’s nice, Reid,” they said, and let me know about his big imagination when I picked him up that day.

It’s true. Reid’s Uncle James has this fire truck:

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James and Stephanie had a good idea, lots of experience being around kids, some guts, and made something cool:  Big D Engine Company.  They do birthday parties, special events, store openings, and most recently booked their first wedding!

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This is no ordinary engine. This beauty is a 1977 Pirsch, (I had to look it up!) and is in damn fine shape for a thirty-something.

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It also has magic powers. Don’t believe me? Tell a toddler that he can ride inside the engine, if he is good. See what happens.

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Tell a kid she can honk the horn if she eats all her veggies. (Are they gone yet?)

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Tell a grown man he can hold the hose…if he thinks he can handle it.IMG_3866

Or better yet, hire this engine to come to your kid’s birthday party and BAM!  Super mom!!

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At the three parties we’ve been at so far, Reid has been out-of-his-mind excited to see Uncle James’ fire truck.  It is so much fun for him, and for us.

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We are really proud of James and Stephanie and love to see them having so much fun!! IMG_3835IMG_3851

Congrats on your first summer with Big D!

3 comments:

Bev said...

The one of Reid waving out the window is too cute!

stephanie said...

Reid is such a cutie! Thanks for the kind words. It is a lot of fun!

Lucky said...

That is just too cool. I have always wanted to buy a fire engine (what with being a smoke eater's daughter), but I've never known anyone who actually DID. What a great idea too! Awesome!