Sunday, October 25, 2009

Luke S. ~ Firefighter

Luke ~ Firefighter


It's Halloween Dress-Up at i heart faces!




My boys dress up every year for Halloween, but it has never been a huge deal.
They don't talk about their costumes for weeks (or months) on end.
Actually, I'm usually the one who picks them out.
Don't get me wrong, they love to dress up.
We have bins full of dress-up clothes... and they get used almost daily.

Maybe that's it. Every day is dress-up day!!

This year, though, there is a little story behind Luke's costume.

Luke is my practical guy. He adores doing 'guy' stuff.
Lately, as in the past several months, his favorite book has been
Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? He POURS over that book.


One day, he was pouring over the pages about firemen while we were driving along in the car.
Suddenly, he had an epiphany. He saw a fire hydrant on the sidewalk and saw the firemen in his book
hooking the hose up to a fire hydrant. The look on his face was priceless. Country kids are so deprived...

Later that week, we were visiting my sister and her husband, Ben.
Luke and Ben are two peas in a pod, and Luke ADORES Uncle Ben.
Luke was sitting on a fire hydrant outside their house, and the subject came up.
Uncle Ben tells Luke that he is going to be a fireman. He has signed up for school and joined the volunteer fire department.
Luke immediately got very upset and said with great disappointment, "But I was going to be a fireman!"
Apparently he thought there wouldn't be room for both of them. Grin.
Since then, Luke has come to terms with the fact that both he and Uncle Ben can (and will) be firemen.

We were at Costco some time ago, and I glanced over at the costume rack.
There it was... a perfect little fireman outfit. It took me about 2 seconds to throw it in the cart.

So, Halloween night, Uncle Ben has offered to put on his own turn-outs (apparently that is what they are called ~ I learn something new everyday)
and take his mini-me trick-or-treating. I'm speculating that they will both have the time of their lives...

39 comments:

Mon Cheri said...

Priceless Heidi! Can't wait to see a photo of them together.

Mindy Skains Barefoot Book Ambassador said...

OK LOOK AT THOSE EYES.. WOW he is a cutie

Tiaras said...

what a great shot of your future firefighter

Life with Kaishon said...

What a wonderful story and picture that perfectly coincide! I love it! You always write the most beautiful things!

AliC said...

Oh, I love this photo, everything about it is perfect!!

ellie said...

Beautiful photo and wonderful story - thanks for sharing it :)

The Prudent Homemaker said...

That is a really NICE fireman's costume! I love it! It will last for dress-up, too! I've never seen one that isn't plastic!

Corey~living and loving said...

FABULOUS costume. and a super great shot. :)

have a happy week.

Heidi said...

The Prudent Homemaker~ Yes, it is a really nice one. Heavy canvas with courderoy trim. I loved it immediately! It will get lots of use when it goes to live in the dress-up bin after Halloween. A plastic costume would last about 37 seconds around here...

Mindy said...

Great photo AND great story to go with it!

Monika said...

What a great shot!! He's so handsome!

Hayley said...

Handsome Indeed! Beautiful photo!

Arya said...

Awesome shot of a gorgeous young man!

4 Lettre Words said...

Every Luke is handsome!! (I'm a bit biased.) :o)

BlondeShot Creative said...

He looks like such a little grown up, very nice

T Lee said...

he really looks like a firefighter...you know, because they are mostly all so good-looking!

homemakerchronicles said...

This handsome guy makes that costume look GOOD! I have a couple of firefighters too if you care to check them out- not quite on the level as your guy here though. Great picture!

Natalie said...

Great costume. Cute story. Handsome fire fighter. You're in trouble when he is older! Beautiful picture. Nuff said :)

Michelle said...

That has to be a winner for sure!

Crystal said...

Great shot, Luke is adorable! I have a Luke, I love that name : )

Annette said...

Fabulous photo with a great story to go with it.

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What a handsome little guy!
L☺VE♥IT!!!
Have a Great Day!
~Rocío a.k.a."Mamí♥Picture"
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Drew said...

Good golly! We need a Costco around our area. That looks like a really cool costume. I love how serious and grown up your guy looks in this photo.

Marice said...

can i say this? that firefighter looks really handsome! ;)

u may view mine if u have time

Terrie Farrell said...

Beautifully set photo and a handsome little guy! Thanks for sharing.

sodarnhappy said...

He's so handsome.

WendysPhotos said...

He is such a 'Young Man' - great capture!

Anonymous said...

FRAMEABLE! Something tells me you don't have enough wall space for all of the photos you could frame of your boys... Destiny

PS Thank you so much for the gorgeous note cards!

Nathalie said...

OMG! What a beautiful picture! I am so jealous of the Fall Foliage in the background! We don't see the leaves changing colors as much in Southern California!

Mrs. McFadden said...

Perfect little Firefighter! My 4 year old has this costume as well. we used his for his birthday party yesterday. He had a firehouse birthday party. It was priceless! My hubby is a firefighter, it's a great profession! great photo.

Casey said...

that's an awesome costume! you are going to have trouble with that boy when he gets older, he's a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Unky Ben is pretty cool, but Luke takes the cake. I'd donate candy to that face any day. :)

Auntie M.

Becca said...

Cute story and amazing shot - I love your little fireman - too too cute! :-)

Sarah Jones said...

Your fireman is so stinkin cute!! The story was the perfect touch!

Ali said...

What a handsome little fireman you have! Nice shot!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I just love this. Great story and amazing shot, just beautiful. Your work is always wonderful to look at. If we lived close I would certainly want you to photograph my kiddos.

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

I love this photo for so many reasons. What a striking little boy!! The photo tugs at my heart as well, because he reminds me of my little boy who always dreamed of becoming a firefighter one day! He has the same dark eyes, the same startling sincere expression...If my little boy were with us today, I would show him this photo and he would say, "Wow!"

Thank you for this capture!

Anonymous said...

What are the chances of a Project Heidi post in the near future? Love your blog!

Heidi said...

Anonymous~ I haven't done any Project Heidi's in a really long time, have I? I can't promise anything, but I'll try. :)