It all started when I noticed he would always turn to the page with the puffer fish in Drew's "First Words" book.
This lady from church has awesome kids and she encourages their brains by taking what they love and expanding on it... So I started expanding with You Tube!
Seriously puffer fish videos on You Tube replaced TV for at least 2 days. Some of his favorite videos:
Some little kid looking at a puffer
A puffer fish puffs up!
Then Brent heard about his obsession and took this picture from the market in Mexico. I told Owen it was dead and that made him sad so then all of a sudden he was alive! With one eye open and one eye shut (he thought this was a head-on view). He carried a print-out of this picture with him everywhere. He slept with it (plus 3 more taped up by his bed). He took it to preschool (and scared his teacher). Took it on the airplane! You get the picture.
When we got here Linus printed out this picture he took when he & Sara went scuba diving in Mexico. Owen carried this one around until it disintegrated.
What are the chances Target would have a puffer fish toy in the dollar spot? I should've bought the place out cause these are popped now and I can't find them anywhere!
When we visited Brent & Errin in Mexico Owen got to meet the preserved puffer fish in real life. Brent saw 2 while we were scuba diving. He, my dad, and Karen were so close to catching one.
And then Saturday was his puffer birthday party with our family...
You can't see in this picture but this is a Jell-O aquarium with a puffer fish swimming in it (Swedish Fish makes an Aqua Life candy mix w/puffer fish!).
The puffer pinata (it was an orange clownfish that my dad spray painted to be a puffer)
Uncie Der Der was the artist for "Pin the Lips on the Puffer Fish"
Puffer fishing (Emma & Abbey)
And my personal favorite (game) - the worm eating contest (you know cause puffers eat worms). Janna & Bob totally stuffed theirs all in at once but Briant won by eating one at a time.
My mom created this masterpiece of a puffer cake: