This post was written before Christmas... So the tense is a little off... But it's still a post worth posting. So here ya go :)
The other day my sister, Courtney, was having a rough day with my 3-year-old niece, Haven. She called me and my mom and asked us if we could take her for a few hours so she could get a little break. I had been thinking that I wanted to take Haven to Build-A-Bear Workshop for a Christmas present, so I asked Court if I could take her. She said ok and Haven was super excited to go!
Luckily we got to the mall around 10:30 so the Christmas-time rush wasn't in full swing yet so we got a pretty good parking spot*, and build-a-bear wasn't a mad house!
Haven originally had her mind set on a dinosaur build-a-bear... But the closest thing they had was a Camo bear. I knew she probably wouldn't be happy with a Camo bear in a couple years so I pointed out the rainbow bear that she ended up getting. I let her choose everything about her bear. I figured if this is going to be a good Christmas gift I need to let her do anything she wants!
Haven with the bear of her dreams! Pink eyes and rainbow hearts-what more could a girl ask for?
When I asked what her name was she mumbled something under her breath that sounded like 'Helen'... So that ended up being her name!
Pushing the pedal to stuff Helen!
Kissing Helen's heart before they sewed it in
Giving Helen a bath
The finished product! She chose the entire outfit and if you squeeze Helen's foot she makes a noise called 'Magic Sound'.
Haven would probably have been pretty happy with just the bear, but I spoiled her silly! After building Helen we went and got pizza and ice cream(with gummy bears ;) ), and then went and played in the play place for awhile.
I think over all it was a pretty good Christmas present. At the end of the day Haven didn't want to leave! And I've heard reports that she demands that Helen sleep with her at night and during nap time! :)
*Thank God I got a good spot, because after we made Helen I realized I had forgotten my wallet in the car. I told Haven Helen needed a quick haircut and we ran out to my car to grab it.
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