I always have my eye out for fun and free activities for the kids, so naturally coloring contests are on my radar, but my sweetie brought home the one from the Home Depot. It was not Halloween-themed like so many that are out there this time of year. It was honoring the Fire Safety Month and the kids loved coloring the cute little firefighter.
On Wednesday night my sweetie ran their finished masterpieces back to the store, and then it was just a matter of waiting. We knew they had a safety fair scheduled for today and that the winners would be announced this morning, but I was still a bit surprised when my phone rang during the costume contest sponsored by our city (I will tell you about that one tomorrow...).
It was the Home Depot and they were excited to tell me that Sport had won first place in the coloring contest and could we come by and get his prize! I thanked her and assured her we would stop by when we were finished and I hung up my cell phone. About 30 seconds later, it rang again. She was calling me back to inform me that Scout had won 2nd place in the contest. That's when I asked her if any of my other kids had won, just to spare her all of those phone calls.
|Sport's Winning Entry|
I'm going to show you Sport's winning picture and share one of our secrets. I believe my kids win contests like these because they go a little above and beyond what is required. Can you see the road and the tiny firetruck in the background? That's why Sport came out in first place!