First things first – I just finished the First Communion cake for tomorrow.
I’m truly impressed with my newfound talent. I managed to rearrange our refrigerator to fit it in – because the kids turned up the thermostat to 76*!
Mikayla likes it a lot…
I also took a few minutes to make these spring nests:
While enjoying my beautiful flowers Tom gave me for our 8th Anniversary last Tuesday.
Just the other day the kids joined other local homeschoolers for a field trip at the new Police Station. I was so excited as a fan of CSI, NCIS, Law & Order, etc. Of course there is a LOT less action in this small city. While they only average two homicides a year, they have 50,000 confiscated items including drugs and knives, they have a few hundred vehicles going on auction this month, and a large number of suicides each year. Bummer. I guess I’ll take my odds.
Sabrina by the elevator which is surrounded by old police photographs. The top center photo is the first police station. Wow.
Sabrina got a buddy for the second half of the field trip.
This is the view from the Chief of Police’s office. Just out in the hall is this Tommy Gun that perked the guys and dad’s interest.
Jonathan literally hung out with mommy and hardly made a peep the whole time. He was happy and observing quite a bit.
Sabrina held mommy’s hand most of the time, and I was so proud of this kids who made sure they knew where I was at all times and stayed with the group – intently listening.
“I know you’re a cop because you are wearing a badge.”
Some wear uniforms, but not all.
We took the tour with a Police Officer in Training. Derek was excellent and so friendly with the children.
Here we are walking down a hallway that had a small storage closet at the end. It felt like the scene from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory where the room as getting smaller.
Here’s where the cops check in and get their duty bags.
Yes, I laughed! He said “dootie!”
Just outside the door is all their vehicles, including undercover cars, swat vehicles, forfieted vehicles mostly from multiple DUIs. The kids got a real kick out of the sirens and lights he turned on.
We were glad to see the SWAT van all dusty, meaning no major emergencies in a long time.
BAG – n – TAG
In this room, the police bring in their evidence, bag it, label it, then put it in these lockers. Once closed and locked they can only be opened from the secure facility on the other side. Four people are authorized to go in there, and the Chief is not one of them.
When someone gets in an accident, such as this one which involved a death, there vehicle is permanently stored here until the case is closed. This one was awful, jaws of life were used, and one person died. Very tragic, but glad to see they are thorough.
Here’s our tour guides…
This guy has been a policeman for 27 years and this is his 3rd building he’s been moved into.
Everyone got a sticker Junior Officer badge and some coloring books. It was a fun trip – so go visit your local police station and see what you’re paying taxes for!!! :)
Afterwards, the kids had a picnic on our lawn. It was too cute!
It’s nice when Daddy’s home during the afternoon for days like this.