For Elliott’s birthday her Aunt Becky got her a gift certificate to Build-a-Bear. We finally got to go on Friday.
Instead of a bear, Elliott picked out a lamb as her stuffed animal.
It’s actually kind of weird how they do it; Elliott hands the empty animal skin to the worker and then they hook the lamb up to a pipe that fills it full of stuffing. Ellie is supposed to press the pedal to make the stuffing come out. It took a minute to talk her into stepping on it, I think she was a little leery of the whole thing.
Harper was obviously thrilled with this adventure.
Then Elliott gets to pick out a heart to put inside the lamb before they sew it up. She, of course, grabbed a whole handful of hearts as opposed to the one she was instructed to get. Overachiever.
The worker instructed Ellie to rub the heart on different parts of her body (her heart to make the lamb loving, her belly to make the lamb ticklish, her feet to make the lamb a good dancer, etc.) but Ellie thought she meant rub the heart on the lamb so that lamb got a pretty good rubdown before being sewn up.
Elliott then got to pick out some accessories for her lamb (which she named “BaaBaa”) . We got all the lamb essentials: a pink visor, hairbrush, and Disney princess t-shirt.
To help make Daddy a part of the special adventure, he and Ellie colored the lamb’s house when he got home from work (when Chris got home from work; the lamb has yet to get a job).
Elliott definitely had fun making her
bear lamb. BaaBaa has earned a coveted spot in her bed and last night she fell asleep hugging it. How cute is that?
What a good gift –thanks Aunt Becky!