Let me back up first. Owen went through a long phase of adoring these videos. I have warned you before that they’re not the best videos out there, but for some reason he adores them.
In one of the movies, a mouse from the Moon comes to earth to get some cheese for all the moon mice. They have to get back to the moon and decide to put huge balloons on the bus and it floats them back to the moon. This was our inspiration for how to say goodbye to Owen’s beloved pacifier. He adores looking for the moon when going to bed, so we pumped him up for about a week about sending the moon his paci.
Today after I got my hair cut, I went to Schnucks and grabbed
some awesome Christmas decor at 75% off some balloons for O. Ellie about had a heart attack when she saw them. Unless they were in her hands, she was crying.
Owen had a pretty good fever all day (out of the blue) but decided he was still up for saying goodbye. So he picked out a moon picture he liked and we printed out a little note to attach in case they landed in someone’s yard. Then we got bundled up and headed outside!He gave his pacifier one last kiss. And then we counted backwards from 5 and he let go. I was shocked he held on for the 5 seconds. :)Up, up and away!Then, we frantically prayed that they would clear the power lines. There was a pretty strong wind today going sideways so the balloons didn't head straight up. But, whew they made it!William had bought Owen 2 special trucks in the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart for being such a big boy and saying goodbye to his pacifier! He’s growing up. *tear*