Thursday, April 23, 2009

Build A Bear (or in this case, Build a Dog)

Yesterday was one of those days that, as Giffy (aka grandma), I adored! Some dear friends, the Dawson family, gave Emma a mall gift card for her birthday. Emma loves stuffed animals, so Brittany has been saving the gift card  to use for Emma's first trip to Build A Bear. Yesterday was the big day!

At first, she was a bit overwhelmed by how many different animals she could choose. Emma adores dogs, and it didn't take her long to zero in on the most adorable puppy! She immediately named her Haley. She chose a heart and a barking music box to go inside of Haley. 
Emma helped push the pedal on the stuffing machine and watched with big eyes as Haley came to life!
Then she kissed the heart she had chosen for Haley and tucked it inside of her.
She dressed Haley in a Princess T-shirt, a denim skirt, and sparkly pink shoes! What a girlie girl!
She was so pleased with Hayley's new outfit!

She also brought home a beach set (a bikini, beach towel, goggles, sunglasses, and beach ball) and a grooming set (a brush and blo-dryer like I use on Indy and Wylie). Of course, I had to get Haley a pink Red Sox T-shirt! LOL

Emma carried Haley around the mall for awhile. When we stopped for a rest, she admired Haley's sparkly shoes.
Here's a tired little girl totally in love with her stuffed puppy!
What a fun day! I had at least as much fun as Emma did. And to the Dawson family~Emma LOVED her gift, and you made this old grandma's heart smile. Thank you! Now I can't wait to scrapbook these photos!

Off I go to play with Emma and Haley!


Christy Lynn said...

You ain't old, honey! Age is just a number...and in my house, normal is just a cycle on the dryer. :p

Super cute photos of Emma! Now go scrap 'em so we can all oooh and aahhh over the scrapbook pages too :) I'll need some inspiration since my mom seems to think that Ree and I are going to have a little girl at some point, that's just her bit of psychic abilities predicting the future. She's gonna have a long wait to see if that one comes true...

Lori said...

That dog is so cute. Love how she dressed him. So cute how she had to get the grooming set. LOL. Just like her Giffy. Love the last picture of her. Lexi has a kitty from the Build a Bear. She loves that store. Jennifer takes her there to buy extra outfits.

Susan said...

So cute. That little girl's got style! She wasn't just admiring the pink sparkly shoes, she wants a pair for herself!

Janet said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww how sweet!!!

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Jamie Hurley said...

I love that store! And I can't wait until Jenna can "enjoy" it. Emma is so stinkin' adorable. What an angel!~