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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Firetruck Fun at Oktoberfest {Fall Bucket List 2013}

I think this is my favorite Ferris Wheel ever. I mean, look at those colors. Isn't it just the brightest, happiest thing? We took the kids to Oktoberfest here in our little hometown a couple weekends ago (yes, in September) and I got out the nice camera for the occasion. I forget to use my real camera since my phone is usually easier to grab, but really - I need to shoot with my DSLR more often.

Can we talk for just a second about how beautiful this child is? I think this photo is a glimpse into the future. Okay, moving on. 

When we went to Oktoberfest last year, I was extremely pregnant with this little girl - and now we can't imagine life without her! We had a good time last year and I knew we would want to add this adventure to our fall bucket list for 2013.

Daddy pushed the little ones around, so I had the opportunity to actually step behind my lens and adjust my settings manually. I had so much fun shooting! When we went to Downtown Days earlier this year, I didn't bring my camera at all and we only had iPhone pictures. I'm definitely happier with these results.

Lincoln was intrigued by the dance competition across the street.

But what truly excited him was this:

We saw the "a-ence" (ambulance) from afar and then spotted a "cai-yoo" (police car) down the street. He was thrilled. We could see inside the fire station and noticed people milling about inside, so we headed over to check it out.

What we found was his dream come true. Two giant firetrucks, a golf cart, and an antique firetruck were on display. We asked if he wanted to get out and touch them and he started running around hysterically.

Mid-air feet. One of my favorite captures.

It took him a few minutes to warm up to the idea of climbing up in the big firetrucks - but once he was in, there was no stopping him.

Miss Addie and I hung out while Daddy chased Lincoln around in between the firetrucks and around the ambulance and back to the trucks again. I think Lincoln would have stayed all day had we not had dinner plans that kept our visit fairly brief.

It was a relaxing (and free) little family outing, and we all had a good time! I love local festivals!

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