Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy Bye-Bye Paci Day!

Today was a big day for Charlie! He said so long to his much loved pacifiers. We did this same thing for Macy when it was her "bye-bye paci day". First, I made cupcakes during nap time and then we all decorated them together. Afterwards we tied his pacifiers to balloons and all went outside to watch Charlie set them free. He did not want to let them go. He stood there for a few minutes just holding onto it. Finally, Daddy had to help him let them go since it was really windy and one of the balloons was deflating, we didn't know if the others would last much longer. Charlie was not thrilled with him helping him let the balloons go. Off they go... This is my favorite picture from the day; his reaction to seeing his pacis float off. But then we went inside to enjoy our cupcakes and all was well. Way to go Charlie! He cried for about 30 seconds when they were floating off and has asked a couple times about them, but then talks about them going "high". Overall he has done really good and is happily in bed.

10 comments:

Elaine said...

How precious! I could see poor little Charlie's heart being crushed as his paci floated far, far away. But, he took it like a man. Way to go, Charlie!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Charlie! Good idea too! I have to wonder if anyone will find the balloons.

Lori said...

Oops that was me, it posted anonymous.

Summer said...

i love this. I plan to do this with Bode...when he's 5.

Andrea said...

Cute idea!

Melinda said...

What a great idea. We are trying to cut back on Beau's paci use right now and it is proving to be pretty difficult.

Sherry Owen said...

Awww, he's so precious. You're such a great, creative Mom! The kids are growing up so fast. Hope we get to see you all soon. Love you guys - sherry

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Leslie and Michael said...

This is hilarious! Did you get that idea from a book or magazine, or did you come up with it yourself? Haha, Lori's comment cracked me up, imagining who will find the balloons with pacifiers attached. hehe BTW did I tell you I got the librarian job? Very excited. We will be in Korea for at least 2 more years b/c I have to sign a 2-yr contract. I will let you know when we think we might be able to come through Dallas this summer. Hope to be able to see you!!

Granna said...

Was he more upset about the balloons or the pacifiers? How cute!