Monday, March 07, 2011

choose me, stuff me, name me

Last week, the Bear and I built a bear for Valentine's Day.  (What did you think the title meant? Shame on you.)  We were a little late for the actual holiday, but better late than never.  We've built one each year we've been together and this was number three.


Call me a kid, but I love this place.  It's so cute.  It never gets old.  First, you choose your teddy from the wall of teddies. 


Then you pick up the limp skin of your new teddy and move to the next station.  (Okay, this step is not so cute, but just grab your lose skin and pretend it's all okay.)


I already loved him before he was stuffed.  Speaking of which, the next step is...you guessed it:


We stood in line (with all of the little kids) to have our teddy brought to life.  When it was our turn, we both stood on the pedal that makes the fluff flow.


The nice lady waiting for us was called Cheryl.  She helped us stuff our teddy.  She also made us kiss and rub his heart, jump up and down and spin in place three times.  And we happily did....because we're three.


She made him come to life by filling him with fluff love.


Then she sewed him up so his fluff would stay in.  She assured us that no teddy was harmed in the sewing process.


Then we had to name him.  We weren't as creative as usual this time - we called him Midnight. 


After we did the birth certificate we had a new teddy!  Welcome to the family, Midnight Teddy!


I'm sure his brothers Perry Bear and Teddy Too will be happy to see him!

Teddy Too (left), Perry Bear (right)


12 comments:

Raven said...

Aaaaaw, he's so cute! I want one!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I'm glad you showed the other two bears at the end, because my first question was going to be, "Are all the bears the same basic bear with different costumes?"

Anita Johnson said...

So cute Paige! I have one bear left and every once in awhile the dogs get a hold of it. Obviously, they don't know it is real...well, sort of.

jen said...

Um. How cute is that? I had no idea Build-a-Bear was in the UK also?

Kim Humes said...

OHMYGOD this is the cutest thing ever. You two are adorable

H said...

Sweet! We have a Build a Bear in Derby. I haven't got round to making one yet though.

Jenners said...

That is a super-cute tradition.

And there were just SO MANY possibilities with that title, your "lovah's" name and so forth. I'm proud of you for resisting most of them.

Maddy said...

What a sweet little tradition!! I don't think the hubby and I have something we do every year like this!

Los said...

I don't think I could go into this store ... I'd feel too guilty about the bears I didn't choose ...

Los said...

I don't think I could go into this store ... I'd feel too guilty about the bears I didn't choose ...

Stef said...

That's so fun! What a great tradition. Just think if you stay together for 50 years.

Inger-M said...

Such a cute post and teddy! And what a fun thing to do together!

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