Monday, February 9, 2009

Build-A Bear

I'm still trying to play "catch up" with all the things that have been going on in our lives the past few weeks.  We've been busy.

On Grace's actual birthday, Luke had to work, so my Mom and I decided to take the girls to Build-A-Bear.  They LOVED it.  Here's a pic of the girls on the way in... they chose their animals, and were ready to stuff them.Before stuffing the animals, the girls had to chose a Heart to go inside their bear.  They made a wish, and then put the Heart (complete with their wish) inside their bear forever.  Here's Abby making her wish.

After the heart, it was time to step on the pedal that starts the stuffing machine.  Here's Kate stuffing her bear.
After stuffing, they had to move on to the "bath" station.  You press a pedal to start the air machine.  You use a brush and the blowing air to "bathe" your bear, and remove any excess stuffing.  Here's the Birthday Girl, giving her Panda a little wash.  
After the bath, the girls chose outfits for their animals, made adoption certificates on the computer, named their animals, and after plunking down a huge amount of money, we were done.

As we were leaving the mall, we had to walk through a large department store.  They had a display where the shirts were stacked on a shelf, and then there was a little step below it.  Grace decided it looked like a stage, and so she decided to get up on the "stage" and give us a little impromptu concert.  She danced and sang.  People passing by stopped to watch.  It was SO classically GRACIE!!  I video-ed it on my phone, but can't figure out how to upload it... But, I also took pictures.  Here is the performer, posing on her stage.
We had a great time, and it was a wonderful way to celebrate Miss G's 4th birthday!!


Gettysburg Mom said...

Build a Bear is cool if you can get the second mortgage to spring for it!

Shelley said...

How fun! My Abbey is going to be so jealous of Miss Gracie's panda bear. Glad you are catching us all up :)

kristi said...

I'm NOt telling Reagan that you guys went to build-a bear. She love stuffed animals and especially making her own. I read your blog every morning and then I check again in the afternoon. I will be better about commenting, I promise.

Lindsay said...

ok, 2 things:

1. I love Abby's face as she is making a wish for her bear. It is so sincere and precious.

2. I agree with Grace..of course anything can be a stage! That's too cute!

Life with Kaishon said...

So sweet. We have never gone yet. Do the girls still love their bears?