I have never set foot in a Build-a-Bear store until just the other day. Ariana has been sick with pink eye and is still has a cold. She's been coughing and stuffed up for the past few days. Daddy and I took her to get her very own special bear the other day to help cheer her up.
There were so many choices of characters: bears, cats, bunnies, alligator, seahorse, hello kitty, she liked them all. She finally choose a blue bear with white stars and took her to get stuffed with a little heartbeat inside.
She had so much fun looking at all the outfits and accessories but decided on a leotard and shoes that were special for the Olympics. Our bear became a gymnast!
Then she named her bear and we got her dressed to take home with us.
Meet Cleverbelle (named by Ariana all by herself)! She's the newest member of our family. We all had such fun that day helping her make her bear. I will definitely be doing that again with Ariana.
Now I just wish she could shake this cold and start feeling a little better so she can enjoy the rest of our trip!