Flushed Away

So, as Noah’s third birthday is fast approaching, I have found myself wracking my brain lately, thinking of possible Binky Fairy gifts.

You see, the Binky Fairy comes to take all of the pacifiers away to give them to babies that don’t have any, and in return for the generous, albeit germ and slobber infested donations, she leaves a small gift.  For Bella, she left a fairy book and a Tinkerbell bracelet.

We had her lay out all of her binkies on the night before her third birthday and sent her to bed looking forward to seeing what the fairy had left.  It worked like a charm, she never looked back or asked for a binky again.

I was having a hard time trying to think of gifts she may leave for Noah, but then something happened.  The terrible two’s pushed their way in and without even knowing it, Noah saved me from worrying about the Binky Fairy.  Well, until Sara is ready for her.

So what did Noah do to relieve the fairy of her visit?

It all happened so fast, and before my morning coffee even!

Apparently, Noah decided to flush a pair of underwear and his binky this morning.  In the toilet.

Yeah. So……

Honestly, I wondered how we went this long without the kids flushing things they weren’t supposed to.  Matt was the king of flushing inappropriate things.  Hot Wheels, foam bath toys, underwear, socks, you name it.  Bella never even thought about it.  Or, what she decided to flush was small enough to not require taking the toilet apart to remove the wedged items.

So since Noah decided to release his binky into the wild waters of the potty, I think it’s fair to tell him he is done with the binkies.  Maybe that was his ritual, his own way of saying good-bye to his trusty old friend.  Maybe he is just two and will lose his mind when I try and put him down for his nap without a binky.  Either way, the whole fun morning has made me fondly remember this Tiny Toons clip from back in the day.  Enjoy.

Fairy Gardens

I had mentioned before that we noticed some new construction in our fairy gardens, and wouldn’t you know it, it would appear that they moved into their new homes this weekend.

The house looks small, but they are magical beings, so they make it work.

Isabella named this fairy Violet.  She looks a bit shy, doesn’t she?  Abe said she isn’t a fairy because she doesn’t have wings.  Isabella and I know that fairies are magical and can hide their wings from buttheads that say they aren’t fairies.  Obviously, that is what happened in this case.  Obviously.

We named this fairy Azul.  Fitting since that does appear to be his favorite color.  Abe said that he is a gnome, not a fairy.  We know better.

This fairy garden is in a very sunny spot outside, so we picked plants that love full sun.  I just adore the teeny tiny little flowers!  So happy and pretty!

This fairy garden is in the back of the house, where it’s pretty shady, so we chose shade loving plants.

The shady fairies seem to be hiding in these pictures, but I’m sure we’ll catch them out and about in their garden soon.  They must have heard about the butthead that calls them gnomes and decided not to come out to play.