Have a Blast Building a Bear!

December 21, 2011

Last year one of my nieces got to take a very special trip to build-a-bear – and made her very own special animal.  When she came home, my other (younger) niece was SO sad that she didn’t have her very own special animal to play with.

So for Christmas last year, my mom took my niece and Andrew to Build-A-Bear and they both were able to create their own special animal.

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Both kids still play with their animals. Andrew sleeps with his puppy.

This year, I had the great opportunity of working with Build-A-Bear to share with you how fun and special it is to take your child to the store and have them pick out their own animal and give them some love.


Since Andrew already has a special animal- we decided to make one for Ethan for Christmas.  Andrew helped pick one out – and thought it would be best that Ethan has a puppy too!


While daddy waited with Ethan in line – Andrew and I checked out all the outfit options for his puppy.  Andrew *really* wanted puppy to have a motorcycle…

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We picked out a ‘bark’ to put into his paw.


And we brought it to the machine and got the puppy stuffed – Did the special dance with the puppy’s heart – Gave the heart a kiss and put it inside the puppy.

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Then got him dressed.


Ethan loves his puppy – but doesn’t even realize yet that he won’t see it again until Christmas!!

He’s such a cuddly boy though – he loves his stuffed animals – I’m sure he’ll love this puppy forever too – especially knowing that Andrew helped to make him.

Want to bring your kids to Build A Bear for their own special experience?

Win It!!!!!!!!

Build a Bear is offering One Lucky Reader the chance to win a $10 Gift Card to their store.  I know it won’t pay for a full animal – but it will most certainly help!

Mandatory Entry: Please leave a comment telling me who you would like to take to Build-A-Bear with you!  Then mark ‘I Did It!’ on the rafflecopter.

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  1. So adorable!!! We’d probably bring my son’s wolf.

  2. Christina Gould says:

    I would love to bring my daughter to the workshop. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Carla Garcia says:

    my 3rd baby born this year. his brother’s have a build a bear, but he doens’t

  4. I would love to take my 2 yer old daughter with me!

  5. My granddaughters would make the trip so much more enjoyable 🙂

  6. Ashley Hatten says:

    I would love to take my 2 1/2 yr old son to build-a-bear!! thanks!

  7. Kelley Johnsen says:

    My son, my daughters all got one for christmas but he said he wanted one as well!

    kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

  8. My two boys would love to go there.


  9. Both of my daughters love BaB!

  10. Jessica Beard says:

    I’d like this for my son. jj250@aol.com

  11. My 4 year old would love to go!

  12. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I would be taking dd!

  13. Nancye Davis says:

    I would like to bring my 8 year old daughter to Build A Bear. She LOVES going there! She has at least 10 animals from there and LOTS of clothes! She never gets tired of going to BAB.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  14. Richard Morris says:

    I want to take my daughter & make it a christmas tradition

  15. Mitchell Weaver says:

    I would love to take my little cousin

  16. I would bring my 3 year old.

  17. Chaney Wright says:

    I would bring my daughter. She *loves* Build A Bear!

  18. renee walters says:

    I would love this for my son! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  19. my daughter
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  20. My friend’s daughter

  21. I would bring my daughter with me.

  22. I would take my daughter.

  23. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would take my nephew.

  24. crystle tellerday says:

    my sister

  25. Jeri dickinson says:

    I would bring my frog that I got there for her to pick out a new outfit.

  26. My daughter of course

  27. my nephew.

  28. Laura Jacobson says:

    I would love to bring my grandson Carter. He would love it.

  29. nannypanpan says:

    my son
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  30. My son. He has never been to build a bear and would LOVE it!

  31. i would bring my baby girl

  32. My daughter would go with me to pick out new clothes for her bear.

  33. i would take my daughter for her 1st birthday

  34. Amanda Kinder says:

    My 3 year old cousin, Dallas. She is just too adorable and has been wanting a Build-a-Bear!

  35. I would take my 3 year old son. 🙂

  36. We just visited BAB at the beginning of December for my youngest daughter’s bday. We will go back in January for her older sister’s birthday, too!

  37. i would bring my 7 yr old nephew austin with me!

    danielle b


  38. would love to build my daughter a cat 🙂

  39. I’d love to bring my niece to Build-a-Bear.

  40. Monique Rizzo says:

    My daughter.
    Thanks for the chance.

  41. beth shepherd says:

    my daughter
    thank you

  42. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to bring my daughter

  43. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I would take my granddaughter
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  44. I’d bring Shane! He actually saw this post & said “Baby go store make bear?” {direct quote- he IS 2.} so now I’m pretty convinced I have to take him. 🙂

  45. I would love to take my daughter there for her 5 yr old Birthday.

  46. I’d love to bring my daughter! She has not been. Thanks for the chance!

  47. richelle bowers says:

    i would take my daughter…she loves that place

  48. I would be bringing my 5 and 1 year old sons

  49. Bianca Roman says:

    I would love to bring my two year old son! He would ‘ooohhh and ahhh’ the whole time!

  50. I’d take my godson


  51. Would love to bring my daughter!

  52. Michelle Beggs Delgado says:

    i would take my son

  53. Jennifer C says:

    I’d bring my daughters.

  54. I would take my 2 year old daughter!

  55. I would take my daughter, the collector of everything build a bear!

  56. I’d bring my young cousin.

  57. I would bring my daughter.

  58. Bianca Roman says:

    The email I use for email updates is yobonks(at)gmail(dot)com – there wasn’t a spot for it on the form.

  59. I would bring my son!

  60. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I would bring my youngest daughter and son. SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

  61. Kim Withers says:

    I’d definitely bring my 2 year old daughter!

  62. Melanie Dauterive says:

    My niece

  63. I’d bring my daughter to Build A Bear Workshop.

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