Alex turned 5 last December, and he had his first ever friend birthday party in late January. One of his friends was sweet enough to give him a Build A Bear gift card…what a generous gift!
We *finally* took Alex to Build A Bear on Memorial Day…you know, four months after he received the card…because we’re so on top of things around here. (Ha!) We are not big fans of the mall, although I do think Build A Bear is TONS of fun and worth braving the mall! Our original plan had been to take the kids to Indiana Beach amusement park for the day, but it was chilly and wet…so much for that plan!
Alex picked the “Bearemy” bear because it has eyebrows. He also wanted one that was priced low enough that he could also buy clothes for his bear.
He’s done a Build A Bear twice before – once for himself (a puppy he calls “Spreckles”) and once as a donation at Christmas time. This is the first time that he wasn’t terrified of the noisy ‘air bath’. He really enjoyed it this time, and he took it very seriously!
We looked over many options, but he decided that it would be fun to get a Spiderman costume so that he and his Bear (named “Bear”) could have matching costumes.
Alex tried typing it all himself, but ended up needing a little help from Mom. He also paid all by himself, which was pretty fun. He was a little nervous about paying on his own, but he did a great job!
After Alex made his SpiderBear, we took the kids to play in the mall’s free playplace for a while. They really love playing in there!
Bear and Spreckles (the Build A Bear Puppy) have gone pretty much everywhere with Alex this week. It’s quite cute to see him hanging out with his Build A Bear friends!
The cardboard ‘house’ that comes with a Build A Bear animal has been a huge hit with Alex. He, Keith, and I colored that house to perfection, and it’s one of Alex’s prized possessions at the moment.
Thank you, Lillie, for giving Alex not only a new bear & a fun experience at Build A Bear…but giving him a whole bunch of fun at home, too!