Carrillo Elementary Magnet School student Nicolas Smith catches water in his mouth from a Pascua Yaqui Fire Department truck during the school's Field Day on May 19.
Children made the news regularly in 2008, during such major Tucson annual events as the Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo in February, fun school activities and not-so-fun activities, as during several vaccination clinics prompted by the spring measles outbreak.
As 2009 begins, we look back in photos at some of those kids being kids.
Lulu Maldonado is delighted to receive her diploma during Carrillo Elementary Magnet School's Kinder Promotion on May 14.
Rolando Hernandez, 10, enjoyed the new turtle shell that children can play in at Reid Park Zoo as his family took advantage of a free admission day.
Sydney Petty, then 15 months old, lets dad Jack know she is not happy getting her measles vaccination during an April 13 clinic at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road. The clinic was held due to a measles outbreak.
Isaac Encinas and Nuria Gomez hold their babies (from left) Samuel, Jade, Isaac and Safiro as they pose for family photos during the quadruplets' birthday party at Mission Manor Park recently.