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.
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.
I love that I caught her waving goodbye to them.
(The sunglasses made it even better.)
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?)
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.
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.)
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?
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?!
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!
I set up a candlelight dinner on our deck.
Floating fireflies in jars and all.
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.