Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Build A Bear

Sara had promised the kids that today we'd go to Build-A-Bear so they could each get a new bear. They were more excited about that than about going on another day-long car ride. Kids are strange critters!

Charlie and Max each chose their favorite bear to be stuffed, and Sara chose a lamb for Ellie. They stood in line while a kindergarten class finished getting their bears stuffed, then had their turn. Elly had no idea what was going on so she just stood around and watched, until she realized that it was a hands-on kind of place.

Max standing in line with his newly stuffed bear.

After the bears were stuffed, and hearts put in them, we had to choose their clothes. Max chose a Batman costume for his panda, Charlie dressed her bear in a pretty summer outfit with glass slippers, and Elly's lamb was dressed in embroidered denim shorts and a flowered top.

Me and Max dressing Batman

Charlie with her finished bear

Max with Batman

Elly came home and cuddled up with her sweet lamb.

The kids loved their creations and played with them all evening. The whole event took us all morning. It was a hot day so we came home and spent the afternoon in the pool. Probably our last day in the pool as it's supposed to cool down too much to swim - even for us hardy Canucks! And then we head home on Friday. Oh well - it was nice while it lasted.

Charlie - the last one out of the pool

Elly's new dress

Tired kids watching Super Hero DVDs in the evening

Mickey relaxing with Elly

Up close and personal with the videos

And that's it for today.


sara said...

they look unhappy in every one of those pictures..not like they were at all!
and their clothes matched their chairs..funny

Lois - katesmum said...

great hearing about your adventures Pat! Looks like the bear adventure was fun!

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

We had a rental car in Sedona and Jerome. Picked the semi up in Flagstaff and that is when the real fun beagn!!! Especially in Mesa Verde and Durango CO and north. It was oh so fun!!! My knees still shake when we talk about it. And Daryl talks about it ALOT as he cant wait to take the kids there!!

Mary said...

Yeah I noticed the clothes matching the chairs, never know if its on purpose when it comes to you guys. Those bears will have to get xrayed at customs, Layla thought it was hilarious when her Meow Meow did, they even wanded it after to make Layla feel better about getting it done. Gotta love customs!

Mike said...

Super Friends!

JQ said...

Layla got wanded!? What a sick world. Looks like Wonder Woman is the most visually compelling super hero for manly Max. Boys (sigh).

Shay said...

It looks like you guys have had so much fun! I love Build-A-Bear too it's so great for the kids!