I guess I could start 2 1/2 years ago in the NICU. When our beautiful 2 lb princess would take a paci that was as big as her head! I remember talking about taking it away right before her first birthday. hahaha. Life doesn't always go as planned, does it? Sooo...many moons later I was quite frustrated that it hadn't 'happened' yet. We would always plan it and then a good
Once we got home, I made a big deal out of the whole thing. I told her to hold them tight and not let them go. With the camera ready, I say "Ok, let them go!" PLUNK! The pacis were too heavy for the balloons. After a few adjustments, we were ready to go again. We walked to the neighbors treeless yard and once again we let them go. The wind was blowing hard and the balloons flew right over to our yard and right into the tree. I held my breath and hoped the wind would catch them, but it just drove them further into the tree. Avery, realizing her beloved pa-pas were gone, had a meltdown right there in the driveway, balloons and pacis dangling right above our heads. (Did I mention the neighbors were outside watching the whole thing? #fail!) Thank God those pacis were out of reach! And thank God for the clown cupcake. We made it with just a few meltdowns the next week and now when Avery mentions the papas she mentions the babies we gave them too. And the pink balloons they dangled from. Oh, and the tree in our front yard where that paci still dangles, at this very moment. (I really need to put that on a honey-do list!)
I am so glad that it is over and done with. I hope to post a blog about her sleeping in her big girl bed soon. 1 goal down, 1,858 to go!
One last moment w/ her paci
This is not her normal reaction to a big, pretty cupcake. But it was a rough day!
So, that is about the best true story I have from my blog hiatus. Hope to be back in full swing this week!