13 November 2010

gratuitous shots of fire fighters, for a good cause!!

Greetings all,
Last night's little SIDS&kids market was fun, the entertainment even better!!  These kind & generous fire fighters were paraded around in a fashion show in casual jeans, beach apparel (swim suit section), suits . . . then, what we'd all be waiting for - in their uniforms!!  As someone married to a sexy man in uniform, i get to giggle at this kind of scene every day (lucky me), but for the ladies in the crowd who were let loose on a Friday night with a few glasses of champagne under their belts, there was plenty of cheering, whistling & waving.  Yes, the poor blokes were pieces of meat, raising money for the neonatal ward at the Canberra Hospital.
 Here's Mr February signing my calendar.  As a sometimes ditsy blonde & naive girl who married her teenage sweetheart, it wasn't until i got home & my husband pointed out the double meaning of what he wrote . . . "Dear Jennie, Remember, get down low & go go go" to which i responded to the fire fighter at the time . . . "oh yes, my children know the home fire safety drill".  Now i can understand his puzzled face & how dumb i must have looked.  I just said to my handsome soldier, "clearly i only have eyes for you".
All for a good cause, raising money for SIDS&kids plus the local neonatal ward.  I happily bought raffle tickets all night & came home to kiss & cuddle all my 4 happy, healthy, sleeping babies (well 7 to 11 year olds), very lucky to have them.  We never needed neo natal treatment for any of them & raised them in the Northern Territory where they have the lowest SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) figures in Australia. 
On an aside, have you ever been rescued by a fire fighter??  I have, well my eldest daughter was, when she was 18 months old!!  Back in the year 2000 i was feeding our puppy dinner & the door closed behind me.  Trying to get an toddler to flick a dead lock with frantic hand signals, isn't easy!!  Long story short, me in a tank top & pyjama pants, no bra, had 8 burly fire fighters arrive & slowly remove our front door to reunite mother & daughter.  Knowing my absent husband would never believe the story, i had them all stop & pose for photos holding our daughter (more gratuitous shots of fire fighters).  The next day i took a few cases of beer to the Station (Stuart Park NT if you were wondering) to say thank you & lucky me, didn't get the idiot bill which they charge some people - the pricey call out fee for dumb scenarios.  Have safe weekends everyone, love Posie

18 comments:

NessaKnits said...

Love all this post! My front door slammed shut one day when my baby girl was asleep inside. Luckily my neighbour was home and he bravely climbed to my second storey bathroom and opened the house for me again. I was so thankful.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Funny Posie!

I did the same get-locked-out thing but with the five-week-old.

Will never forget it ... and always go outside with my keys.

Firefighters are angels and heroes.

Thea said...

Oh my! How did you get any work done? Never had a fireman rescue me but did get rescued by a sexy lifesaver once when I got stung by a bluebottle and carried to shore. Can't say that I would want to repeat the experience though. x

Heidi said...

You are so cute!!
Where are you going to hang your men?

Sally said...

Oh my! You're so funny... but being locked out wouldn't have been funny at the time. Awful... but funny now.

Christina said...

Ha! I didn't get the double meaning either! Gotta love a spunkee fireman with a sense of humor. :)

My friend did the locked out with an 18 month old inside too. Her dog was chocking on a bone and she ran outside in nickers and a singlet and her little boy stood on a chair and locked the back door! She was trying to hand signal for him to open it again, but he only knew how to lock it! In the end she had to throw a brick through the laundry window and climb in onto the washing machine, but the laundry door was locked from the outside (to keep her son out). Her husband had left some tools in the laundry and she forced the door open. From then on she took him outside with her!

xx

Sarah B said...

That's so funny! Get down low...
Very funny :)

... said...

Glad you had a great night Jennie, SIDs is dear to my heart and my favoured charity having lost our first to SIDS 39yrs ago and firefighters, well, no need for words...
Lizzie
xxx

designed to a T said...

Awww...you have all the fun Jennie!!!!

Kerri said...

How funny is this post - my hubby is a firie! I don't think I'll let him read this - he'll get too big-headed for my own good. K xx

Tania McCartney said...

Hello... Thanks for the eye candy treat!

Maxabella said...

Great fun! I love the firies too. And not just 'cos they make great calender fodder! x

The Clip Cafe said...

lol!! You are so funny I love your posts!!

Kellie Collis said...

What a delightful story. It's all funny in it's own way - except for being locked out. Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Wendy said...

There is nothing gratuitous about pictures of firefighters. Ever. In any context.

Michelle said...

Too funny. My cousin is Mr January. Not sure I can buy a calendar with him in it, just doesn't feel right.

Jacinta said...

LOL @ the fireman's comment! Very cheeky.
I just saw you are in the Meet me at mike's book, and I have it... ohhh small world.. or something.. :P

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