Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Pacifier Fairy

 

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After collecting all of Gracie’s pacifiers (at least the ones we could find) we hung
them in a tree in our front yard.

Then, yesterday, “The Pacifier Fairy” flew by our house.

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At first, Gracie was quite annoyed at the idea of giving her pacis away.
But soon, she came around to the idea that all the new babies throughout the
world needed them more than her.  

She even waved bye bye to her pacifiers, which have been quite remarkable friends of hers.
They have been a part of her life everyday.
Her entire (24 month long) life.

 

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I love that I caught her waving goodbye to them.
(The sunglasses made it even better.)

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I kept Gracie up past nap time as we waited for the Paci Fairy to come take her pacifiers.
Paci Fairy was running late with Gracie’s “surprise”, so the girls played with 
play dough to pass the time.
(Remind me again why I allow them to play with this?)

 

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The Paci Fairy was still running late, so I went ahead and laid Gracie down for her nap
without her Pacifier Fairy Surprise.

First nap without Paci and you would have never known.
She didn’t mind that there was no pacifier waiting in her bed like there had been
every single day of her life.
She knew they were hanging in the tree for the new babies and, after all, she had
her pal “Ducky” to snuggle with.

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The Paci Fairy took her pacifiers and replaced them with a fun surprise……
A Dum Dum Sucker Necklace!
(This fairy is very trendy and creates fun candy jewelry on a whim.)

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After nap she was so excited to see that the Paci Fairy had taken her pacifiers.
And she loved her new sucker necklace.
Who wouldn’t love one of these?

 

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The day kept getting better as the girls headed off to their first night of Vacation Bible School.
Can you tell the theme was Saddle Ridge Ranch?!

 

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Steve took Gracie with him to pick up the big girls.
This meant I had the whole house to myself and time to actually get something accomplished!

 

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I set up a candlelight dinner on our deck.
Floating fireflies in jars and all.

 

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The girls loved it and were so excited to have such a special dinner outside.

It was a perfect summer day with a the perfect summer night ending.
A sunset dinner outside on our deck.
Summertime at it’s best.

11 comments:

starnes family said...

I've heard of this idea, but you executed it better than I've seen. Doesn't surprise me. You have fab taste!

Claire said...

So awesome! We had dinner on our BFFs porch the other night and were all talking about how much better the evening would be with lightening bugs. The husbands even looked online to see if you could order them (like butterflies) and have them shipped to CA. You can't, lol!

Tegan and Tage said...

What a painless process of going paci-less! Nice job!

Beautiful outdoor dinner too. :)

Tanya @ Life in 3D said...

I love this post...every single word of it :)

Wendy said...

What a great pacifier fairy! She is really special to leave such a fun treat behind! Looks like the perfect ending to a special day :)
Wendy

Kara said...

What a great idea! That was a beautiful dinner that you set up too!

Melissa said...

I love the pacifier fairy! I have never heard of that idea but I will definitely have to use that one day!

TwoDogMama said...

I love this idea! I will have to keep this in my bag of tricks for the future. Too cute!

the lady of the house said...

Cute ideas Marta! I'm going to have to come up with something for my little man he is only 7 mo old but that day is comin' - I'm not sure little boys will go for dum dum necklaces but who knows :) Probably will! I loved VBS when I was little - the ladies at our church always made the "themes" so believeable. Our theme song was .. "Boys and girls for Jesus" just singing that song brings back all the fun memories!

TDM Wendy said...

Love it. Pacifiers have been so very good to all of my children. Two more months and that fairy will be flying our way.

1 Funky Woman said...

So perfect having the pacifier fairy come. I love how she waved goodbye to her friends! Love the idea of the lollipop necklace as their gift! You are one smart mama!

 

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