Our Birthday Adventure for Elise this year was a visit to Build-A-Bear! She invited along her sister Audrey for some extra fun. Although, I did have to laugh......while in the car on the way, I asked what animal they were going to choose.
Audrey piped right up with, "I'm getting a cat.....are you getting a cat, Elise? I think you should choose a cat."
And Elise's answer was. "I'm going to choose for Audrey not to pick my animal for me!" Quite the outspoken 3 year old!
Our helper at Build-a- Bear, Carter, asked if we had a special occasion, and when we said it was Elise's third birthday, he brought out the crown, a sticker, and a cardboard birthday cake prop so we could snap a photo.
It took a little deciding, but Audrey picked a cat (as predicted) and Elise chose a sparkly purple bear.
Time to go over and fill the bears up with stuffing. Elise (AND Pepere) found the machine very fascinating.
Carter held the bear while Elise stepped on the pedal to make the machine work.
Carter checked with Elise to make sure the bear had the right "stuffiness".
Audrey's turn to squeeze her cat and make sure it's just right.
Let's not forget to put the heart in. Each girl chose 3 hearts.....(just because they had three different designs!) Carter instructed them on rubbing the heart to make it warm, patting the heart to make it beat, touching it to their head to give it wisdom.......etc!
Now it was time to shop for outfits!
And don't forget the shoes!
After the bears were properly dressed, we were able to make "birth certificates" for them. Audrey's cat was named "Kit" and Elise's bear was named "Anna".
There was a small playground inside the mall....so the girls played for 20 minutes while Memere and Pepere sat on the "grandparents' bench" and rested!
Finally, a visit to Friendly's, where Elise literally ate JUST the cheese off her cheeseburger before eating up all her ice cream dessert!
An orange tongue made out of an M&M is pretty funny!
We were happy to bring home two tired little girls......and go home for naps ourselves!