Monday, August 11, 2014

A Foamy Situation

When we went to Touch A Truck in Salem, we went prepared.  Each boy wore a swimsuit and sunscreen. 

Because by far, the highlight of Touch A Truck is the massive pit of foam provided by the fire department.

I mean, when you're a little boy, is there anything more inviting than a pit of foam on a steamy July day?

And the foam just keeps coming, from the big foam shooter.  Every few minutes, waves and waves of foam.

A foam sea.

Yes, folks, I almost wish I was 7 again.

Muttonchops Cort:

The world's biggest bubblebath.

Afterwards, you can go under the firetruck mister to rinse off.

I use the term "rinse off" very loosely.
Mud dance, anyone?
 
Why, oh why didn't they have foam pits when I was a kid?

34 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Most of the stuff that I used to have fun doing is probably illegal now.

Buttons said...

"Why didn't they have foam pits when I was a kid" enough said :):):) Hug B

Steve Surratt said...

Too bad its only for kids.

Blackberry Lane said...

How fun! Great activity for hot summer day!

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

my question is : how did any one stand up? i would keep falling, i bet. looks like fun unless you got a few in those taste buds. ha. ha!! ( :

Jeanne said...

i love all of the shots of your boys having so much fun. What great memories you are creating for them.

Monkeywrangler said...

Oh wow! That looks like fun! You got some real keeper photos too.

Out on the prairie said...

When I taught at Lakeside Lab there was a bar in town that filled with foam. I would tease my students that that was my hang out.LOL

TexWisGirl said...

oh, what FUN!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I know I boy who would have loved this!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I know I boy who would have loved this!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That looks so fun! Your boys' faces show how much they enjoyed it. :-)

cobie en bas van Es said...

ik wou dat ik nog kind was.

Tanmay Roy said...

Lovely kids! You are very lucky. God bless you all!
Roy @ www.roysfarm.com

Maggid said...

Foam Pit!!!
What a WONDER!

Gail Dixon said...

Precious boys. What fun!

Sandra Morris said...

That looks like so much fun!!
Great pictures.

alissa apel said...

My boys would love that! How fun! I can see why you'd want to join in. I'd want to as well.

Sharon Wagner said...

Fun, Fun fun.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That looks like it was a blast!

Ginny said...

Wow, this is awesome, whoever thought of it is a genius! And your pictures are super!

Rob-bear said...

I think foam pits better than mosh pits! And fire departments usually use that stuff on gasoline fires and the like. I suspect the fire department may have just pulled out a small barrel of dish soap or liquid laundry soap for that day's "show."

Glad the guys had a great time!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

SweetMarie said...

This is awesome! Great pics! My son use to make is own suds and play in sprinklers, but it was nothing like this. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, now that was AWESOME! I would love that too!...:)JP

Lin said...

Oh, FUN!! Does that count as bath night??? ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

How fun for the boys; mud and all!

Annette said...

Kids today have it made--foam pits, inflatable trampolines, inflatable water slides, etc. etc. I'd certainly like to be seven again!

Sally said...

I love this. Hilarious! These are great photo's of the boys having so much fun! :)

Linda said...

I've never seen foam pits. Glad they had so much fun!

Betsy Adams said...

Looks like fun --even for ME!!!! I'd love it! BUT--it's perfect for kids who want to play in the foam and dirt.... What JOY on a hot summer day!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

How fun! My grands would have loved that. I could see myself playing in the foam too.

mail4rosey said...

This does look awesome! I'd want to go into it too. :)

They had fake snow come in once a year at the park when we lived in Florida. The kids always thought that was great.

Michael Manning said...

Compared to the neighborhood trouble in summer we sometimes got into (throwing mud balls at passing cars while standing in between houses) this would have been a better alternative! How fun!

Mila said...

I want foam sea too! I'd jump right in!