I stopped at Party City to buy a balloon for a birthday today and while I was there, I bought one for the little doodlebug too. It was his first time seeing a helium balloon. When the girl blew the helium balloon up, it made a loud noise. But, that didn't bother J, he just watched as the balloon floated up. When we got home, I tied it to his high chair and let him play. He had fun, but Mommy took it away after just a couple of minutes because she was afraid of him getting tangled in the ribbon, or the balloon popping while he tried to "taste" it!