Monday, April 07, 2008

Spring


Bella turns three this summer, and she still loves her binkie. As someone who loved their binkie and still reflexively moves their mouth as if working on a binkie, I have been holding back in taking it away from her. Bella decided that she wanted to give her binkies to the Binkie Fairy so that she could redistribute them to the new babies in area hospitals. So far so good.



Binkies waiting on the threshold


Bella lifted up the box left by the Binkie Fairy to look for her binkies; they were gone.



Thanks to Darlybird, the transition has been relatively smooth. The Binkie Fairy brought earrings, a frog, lip gloss, and games to Bella. She loves her new items. The night of the exchange, Bella told Becca that she wanted the Binkie Fairy to come back with her binkies but that she would not return the Darly items.


Bella in flight.


Misty afternoon.


Peter loves solid foods. He enjoys rice cereal, bread, bananas, and prunes. He is a great eater.


Bella loves the sandbox on our playground. Recently, I have been helping her to build "Doggie Houses" and "Doggie Castles."

5 comments:

Rachel said...

sweet! I'm glad she loves the darly items. the earrings are so cute on her! giving up binkies has always been traumatic around here . . .

birdonthelawn said...

the binkie fairy has got to be the BEST idea ever. What a cool way to teach compassion and caring while breaking a beloved habit...

joanna said...

i just looked at all your pictures on here, and it has been so fun. it makes me excited to be around you guys and the rest of the fam again.

Sam said...

Dude, I need Bella to come over and build some doggie houses for my new dogs. Great job on the binkie fairy idea. Sounds like it worked great. Take care, friend.

Megan said...

Benny Ben Ben. Nice blog and sweet binky fairy idea. We'll be needing it with our Maggie.