|"No one can be uncheered by a balloon." Winne the Pooh|
We didn't know the balloons weren't planning to take off (or even fill up) until 6 pm :-/.
But the girls didn't know better. Aeralind actually stopped the balloon man and convinced her to give him that balloon before we could untangle the two balloons we'd received for them.
They had their balloons. They were content.
We've chased those balloons all week.
And we even did a fun science experiment where we put some vinegar in a bottle and then wrapped the neck of the balloon over the neck of the bottle to dump baking soda into the bottle and blow the balloon right up. The girls were in awe. I'm definitely pulling that out again.
I'm still kind of feeling simplistic: so never underestimate the joy of a toddler over a simple helium filled balloon. :)