My sister and I took Sawyer to the mall on Friday afternoon with a trip to Build-a-Bear in mind. In the past, he has shown little interest in it and doesn't care too much for stuffed animals. I do this thing where I want him to like stuff that I feel like I am too old for (i.e. making a stuffed animal and dressing it up.) We talked it up the whole way there in the hopes that he would participate...
Good news: he was mostly indifferent to the whole experience but didn't hate it.
We picked a cat and took him to the girl to get stuffed and get the heart added and all that fun stuff. Sawyer really got into stepping on the pedal which evolved into stomping repeatedly. While she was sewing up the back of the cat, Sawyer introduced the new cat to Thomas, of course. After all, if this toy was coming home with us, it had to know it would always have #2 ranking at best.
Onto "bathing" his new friend and getting a blurry picture with me. Thomas makes an appearance again in the picture. Remember, cat, you will always be second place.
Last thing on the extraordinarily long list of things to try to get a 2 year old to participate in - naming. I asked Sawyer "What do you want to name kitty?" "Thomas!" Of. Course. So, Thomas it is. I have been referring to him as Tomcat, which makes me feel more clever than I actually am.
I overpaid for the thing, Sawyer practiced his duck-face (you know the one all the teenage girls do on facebook), and that was that. Our first Build-a-Bear experience.
In other weekend news, we have taken care of some financial paperwork (yuck), I made a trip to the tailor to have some jeans hemmed, I photographed and finished a guest post for this week, we watched Lady and the Tramp, ate dinner out, and spent the evening with my sister and brother in law. It was such a busy day, but the very best kind of busy.
Hope you are having a great weekend!