We started the day off by going to the stamp show(boring I know) to get the Alaska stamp for my father in law. The hotel we went to was very fancy it had a doorman and every thing.( Madie said she felt like she was Eloise at the Plaza) We got into the lobby and saw the most beautiful gingerbread house display. The doorman was so sweet he turned it on so the kids could see all the movement.
Then what I thought was going to be boring turned out very exciting for madie because she got to meet Sarah Plain (Who new Madie was a big fan of our governor)
When the stamp show was over Ben was so excited he said now it's build a bear time!! We drove 3 blocks over to the mall .
Ok these pix aren't that great There were so many people there and every pix i took with Madie it's blurry cuz she couldn't stand still. Here is Ben after he picked out his bear.Ben stuffing his bear. Its so fun because they get to step on the fluff er petal that inserts the fluff.
When the stuffed animal is good and stuffed they they then have a heart placing ceremony . It's so sweet they have them rub the heart on there head so there bear will be smart then over there heart so they can love you then there muscles so the bear can be strong and they have them do a few other things then they spin tree times and make a wish.Then the bear or bunny maker sews up the stuffy and hands it over to the new owner. The whole thing is very fun to watch. i loved seeing Ben's and Maddie's faces as they watched there stuffy's take there form and come to life. It was like watching a little bet of magic. Here is Madie loveing on her build a bear bunny she named Elie.This ken Ben's chocolate Brown bear in batman Jammie's. Ken Is so stinking cute and now goes every wear with Ben.