If you can’t handle cuteness, you should definitely not read this post. I just returned to reality to the tune of Team Umizoomi (if you’re blessing my heart, thanks! I need it) after a trip down memory lane.
We started a tradition when Hayden turned three… we took him to Build-a-Bear where he picked a horse and dressed it in a basketball outfit. He named him “Horsey.” And since that time, each of our kids, at age three, have built some type of buddy.
I can’t tell you about those memories without showing you. Oh, be still my heart, and be still, time…
This location is a four-story toy store with a corner dedicated to Build-a-Bear. It took a while for the store to find an employee trained in the Build-a-Bear tradition and who felt comfortable enough speaking English but when they did, they found a great one! She was wonderful with Anna.
Before we left she one of the Disney Princess dresses. She couldn’t think of a name so we decided on the name of the character whose dress she picked: Clara from the Nutcracker.
Just a few minutes ago I went in to wake Anna and she had Clara in her arms and told me of her dream: that someone was coming in to help her fix Clara’s tutu. Apparently the fact that Clara’s dress was messed up made its way into Anna’s dreams… I fixed the tutu for Anna and she smiled and hugged Clara.
Five precious babies. Five build-a-buddies. We are blessed beyond measure.