2/11/12

family pic saturday: build-a-bear

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!

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9 comments:

  1. Okay, I too have bought and watched lady & the tramp this week, I also have the shirt you are wearing (JcPenny!), and I used to work at build-a-bear- all of these things made me smile!
    PS: I love your hair!

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    1. kendall - are we the same person? haha! I just looked at your post about the sweater at Old Navy. I have been eyeing that too but can't decide if I should get it or not. now, thanks to you, I want it :)

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    2. Haha! Hey did finally get my e-mail? Check your gmail account girl!

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  2. You should totes learn to hem your own jeans! It's so super easy. Sawyer's giving the tweens a run for their money with his modeling skills. Now you just need to teach him to take the pic himself, standing in front of a mirror! :)

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    1. I know, I know. I need to learn how to hem my pants... I just don't want to mess them up - when I find a pair of jeans that fits my hips, I don't attempt cutting them up :)

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  3. haha, I've gone with a good friend of mine to get one of these with her little girl. Pretty sure she was in exactly the same boat as you. Her little one was really not interested at all.

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    1. Yeah, that's how it goes. Sawyer would have rather me gave him a stick or a pile of dirt or a box. I should have done that and saved my 25 dollars :)

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  4. I have a feeling Forrest wouldn't be the biggest build-a-bear fan. He kind of likes stuffed animals, but only for a few minutes . . . he'll hug and kiss them and pat their backs all gently, then turn around and pound them against the wall. It's a very confusing relationship. And it's always nice for new items in the home to know exactly where they stand . . . like in our house, every new toy/object for Forrest is immediately neglected for Monsters Inc. and the all-important blankie.

    (Also, we took Forrest to get some shots this week and before we left, the doctor gave him a Thomas sticker. Forrest was so unappreciative--he tried to eat the sticker, my little genius--and I immediately thought, "I should have mailed this to Sawyer instead of letting Forrest eat it." Hi, my name's Rachel, I'll be your stalker from now on!)

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    1. Haha! That cracks me up that he hits them against the wall! I think Sawyer and Thomas would get along well. Trains are king around here, and all other toys, shows, books, etc. come second. It is awesome that you thought of Sawyer just from a Thomas sticker. Either you really are my stalker or I just mention the Sawyer/Thomas obsession quite a bit. I am going with the second... I mention Thomas a lot on this blog. I should incorporate him into my header.

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