Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baronfest 2011

A few months back, Andrew and I were talking about traditions. We made a list of all the different holidays and a few things we wanted to do to celebrate each one. After our list was finished we decided that August was looking a little bare.
And that's how Baronfest was born. Next, we had to come up with a few activities. Red Baron pizza, silly string fights, and glow stick dancing seemed like obvious choices. We also had good intentions of sharing a family history story, creating our own family flag, T-shirts, "Baron Tracks" ice cream and decorating cupcakes. Not enough time in the day for all of the fun. We also decided that Baronfest is an evolving holiday. We'll just add to the fun each year.
Ultimately, we just want to have a day that the kids will look forward to.
It was great to have a night to just have fun and play. We sure love our kiddos!

Paci Fairy

We took away Austin's Paci last month. Well, technically, he gave it up. He put his pacifiers in a basket and left them on the front porch for the "Paci Fairy" so she could give them to the babies that need them. In return she left him a big boy bike and a toy. Overall, he is doing really well and has only asked for them back a handful of times. He told me that " The babies do NOT need them, I need them!" and "Mom, The fairy needs to give them back to me!" Thank you Super Nanny for the idea.
I have been putting this off for months now for various reasons. I didn't want Austin to freak out because we let Tyler have a paci, I still love my "break" while the kids nap etc. Why take it now - you ask? Aside from the fact he's way too old to have it... I took a look at Austin's mouth and noticed he's starting to have an open bite. (In non dental terms that means his back teeth touch and his front teeth don't) After reading tons of mom forums I'm hoping that most of the problem will self correct over the next couple of months. As a hygienist I KNOW better!!! Yes, I'm kicking myself, but he does love the bike.
He goes "Speed Fast!!!"