About a month ago, Abe was given a mylar balloon at a baby shower we went to. He played with that balloon like it was his best friend...until it lost it's helium and I threw it out while he was asleep. He didn't seem to notice it was missing until a few days later when he started wandering around the house calling "ballooooooon!"
When his dad came home on Valentine's Day, he ran to the door to meet him, then stood at the door and squealed as he watched Noah pull this balloon out of the car. Needless to say, it was a very happy Valentine's Day!
He's had fun running around the house with his dog, and this morning even asked to ride his "horse!" (Yep, he's still wearing his Halloween pajamas four months later.)
Maybe we should start looking for a real dog...although mylar balloons are refillable, right?