Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We built a bear

Okay, so clear back at the beginning of August, we met my sister Lexi at my mom and dad's house with the sole purpose of going to Build-a-Bear together in Las Vegas. As a side benefit, it was nice to see everyone, of course, but really, the trip was planned around the bears. You may be thinking how sweet that we wanted to take the kids to make bears, but let's be real here. I wanted to make a bear. So did Lexi. I decided the kids had enough unused Birthday and Christmas money to make bears too, so they got to tag along. :)
Choosing the bear was harder for some than others. Isaac saw the Panda bear and immediately grabbed it. Decision over. Sareny tried to pick the Hello Kitty with a humungous head, but mean parent that I am, I vetoed it. She considered a unicorn, but finally settled on the limited edition Hannah Montana bear.
Lexi and I were the slowest to choose our bears. These important decisions take time. I chose curly bear, because it was so cute and soft, and Lexi chose Read Bear, which was also cute. Then you help fill your bear with fluff.
Putting the heart in your bear is an essential and long-revered experience. They have a whole process you have to go through, like kissing the heart, rubbing it on your tummy, jumping up and down with it, and they make adults do it too. Fortunately, they can't also force adults to post pictures of themselves doing these things on their blogs though.
Then you have to carefully bathe your bear.

And finally, it's time to choose your bear's outfit and accessories, a process that can take hours. Unless you're Isaac, and knew before you even got there that you wanted the batman costume. He also opted for the tighty-whitey underclothing instead of the camo boxers.
Sareny picked the flamboyant gold lame dress first thing for her bear, although she ended up changing her accessories before the afternoon was through. Oh, all right, probably before I had even selected any part of my bear's outfit. I'm telling you, it was difficult to choose!
Somehow, despite all odds and predictions made by Keith, we did actually choose outfits and accessories for our new furry friends.
Even though she did not get a bear, Finley was pretty happy. I had carefully explained to her beforehand that she simply had not saved up enough allowance money for this excursion, and perhaps next time when she wants to spend her hard-earned money on junk, she'll think twice. I think it did the trick.
The final step is choosing a name for your bear that they print out on an adoption sheet for you.
Below is me with Mitchie, Lexi with Primrose Hannah Montana, Isaac with Bruce Wayne, and Sareny with Selena Gomez. We had a great time!

7 comments:

lexi said...

this made me laugh. and remember how much fun we had at build a bear. but really why did i name my bear that? haha. im glad you finally posted this.

Jolynn said...

That was a fun time! I loved helping those cute kiddos make their bears. I DO like taking Isaac though. He makes his mind up fast and you are outta there. You and Lexi were redic with the time you took, and Sareny is almost as bad. All the bears turned out cute though, and we had a fun day, so it was worth the time it took. Love the pic of cute little Finney, who didn't care if she didn't get one!

cassidy said...

Cute pic of Fin! What a good girl. I can't believe that you and Lex took so dang long to pick out your bears and stuff...my word. They all turned out cute though. But why is yours named Mitchie?

Krystal said...

hahaha carmen has the hello kitty build a bear! im glad finley was understanding about her allowance money ;) haha

debra g said...

What a fun day. And funny post too. The funniest part of it is that I believe EVERY WORD of it!!!

Vicki said...

That sounds really fun. I think I need to take Alisha there!

Tanya said...

Sounds like I need to grab my girls and head to the nearest build a bear!