For the start of Hanukah, we took the girls to
Build-a-Bear as a present.
The store is a place where children can create their own stuffed animal
First the girls select the base animal they want.
They have 30+ choices or unstuffed animals.
Zoe chose a bear with pinkish fur and Mira chose a orange tabby cat.
The first accessory to chose is if they want a voice box inside.
The voice box makes the sound of the animal.
Next, the animals are filled with stuffing.
The machine above is filled with cotton stuffing and uses compressed air
blow the stuffing into the animal. The girls get to press the foot
controls the flow of cotton into the animal.
The girls then chose a cloth heart to put inside.
Of course, nothing is alive without a heart.
In addition to the heart, they place a barcode label in
Supposedly if you lose a Build-a-bear and it gets turned in, they will
send the bear back to you based on the barcode information.
Personally, I think it's part of the government's plan to track everyone
via their stuffed animals.
After coming to 'life' the animals are then washed in
the air shower.
The girls step on a switch and air blows out helping to clean the animals.
Of course, these animals need panties.
Zoe chose pink panties for 'Richie', her bear.
There are dozens and dozens of outfits to chose from,
accessories like shoes, sunglasses, tools, and even cell phones.
A small sample of the assorted accessories available to
Here the girls were asked to enter information for the
birth certificate of their new animals.
Again, I think this is part of the government plot to track us via the
Once again the girls took the animals to the air shower
to get them 'clean' after dressing
before the final check out. Note Zoe brushing the animals hair and
the fact that
Mira has her cat on a leash. I think that all cats should be on a
Here are the girls with their completed build-a-bears .
Yes, and that really is a bear in a skiing outfit behind them.
And lastly the birth certificates of our new
The store isn't cheap, in fact it's expensive, but the girls had a great
Who can put a price on those smiles?