Saturday, December 29, 2007

Our Build A Bear Trip

Every year, for Christmas, my father gets gift certificates to Build A Bear for each of my kids. (this started last year and he has decided that he is going to continue it.) They love it! Last year they each got a stuffed animal and an outfit for it. Tyler and Sarah got white bears with pink highlights. Tyler's got an Angel outfit and Sarah's a Cheerleader shirt and shorts. Hope got a Koala Bear with a rock star outfit and Jayce got a chocolate bear and a Batman outfit. Clayton got a puppy and a Denver Bronco's outfit, complete with helmet.

This year they each knew where their animal was (that in itself is a HUGE accomplishment) and they brought them with us. As we walked through the door the animals each got passes telling everyone that they were already owned.

Jayce decided that his BatBear needed a new friend so he got another matching bear and dressed it in a Spiderman outfit. He was the only one that got a new animal.

Sarah spent the majority of her time giving her bear a bath, combing it's hair and fussing with it in general. She finally found a Sleeping Beauty dress for her RaRaBear, then she found some princess slippers and a pair of sunglasses. We got her bear all dressed, complete with new panties. After wandering around for a few minutes she found a bunch of roses for her bear to hold and had to put the sunglasses back.

Clayton got a darling little army uniform for his puppy with a black beret and he found some camoflauge boxer shorts to match.

Tyler found a pair of Hello Kitty jammies, a pink baby bear carrier, a sash and an inflatable chair for her bear and Hopie took forever deciding.

She decided immediately that she would get her Koala Bear a Hannah Montana shirt and jeans and purse (huge surprise there! NOT!!!), but then finding just the right accessories is what took the extra time. She finally found a Hannah Montana wig for her bear. It is so cute!

We paid for them and they each got some new bows for their bears and a wardrobe for their animals clothes. They we all very happy.

When we left we stopped by Ben and Jerry's for some icecream, visited the restroom and headed to Subway for some lunch. Then it was on to home for a nap. It had been a long, exciting day.

I think I like this new tradition that my father has started.

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