When thinking about what to write about today I thought of something else I could review. This one really was a no brainer, as it is a place we have visited many, many times.
We live about 1 mile from a pretty large mall and do go there usually once a week. As soon as my girls (who are 8 and 6) know we are going there the talks about stopping at Build-a-Bear begin. My husband had literally forbidden us from going there. You may think that this is mean, but when I think of how many Build-a-Bear animals we have purchased, either for our girls or as gifts it is pretty apparent that it is one of our favorite places. And honestly, what’s not to love? From picking out your newest little darling, picking out the sound (or the simulated heartbeat), to stuffing it, placing the heart that has been warmed and kissed into the body after it is stuffed and watching them close it with ease…after putting the code in to make sure if it gets lost it gets back to the owner. Wow!
Then off to the cleaning station to brush them clean before picking out the newest accessories, from an outfit, to shoes, to costumes, sunglasses…you name it. The possibilities are endless and it is a lot of fun going in there. I think my favorite purchase was when I took my girls there to make an animal for my hubby for Father’s Day. For some reason they decided to make a grey cat and they recorded their voices saying “Happy Father’s Day Daddy, we love you!” to put inside. They then picked out a Green Bay Packer outfit to dress it in, helmet and all (his favorite team).
Needless to say, it was a big hit. If you haven’t had the chance to visit them, I would highly recommend it. If you are a veteran like me, have you made yourself a Build-a-Bear? If so, which one did you make? If not, have you always wanted to? I have yet to make myself one, but am always partial to the WWF animals that they have…maybe someday!