|Build-a-Bear @ The Avenues in Jacksonville, FL|
An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love.
Build-A-Bear Workshop® now offers you the opportunity to bring your child in for a day of interactive fun making their own stuffed animal friend. You can choose, stuff, stitch, fluff and dress your new furry friend.
|Airman Porter, Max, Bear, and Alex|
This past Saturday, we decided to go and visit Build-a-Bear to pick out a new friend. Aidan decided to bring Bear for a visit.
Before, heading to Jacksonville we picked up one of our nieces, because her mom was also chosen for this mission and she wanted to go and pick out her new friend also.
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by one of the workers. She asked Aidan if his bear was a visitor and when he said "yes", she gave Bear a visitors name tag. Then we were off to find which bear we wanted to get. Aidan decided to get Spiderman. He wanted to get a super hero sound but they didn't have one. The lady that was helping us showed him other options, but still nothing he wanted (well except for the Ninja Turtles theme song, but that wouldn't go good with a super hero). There were also scents or heartbeats you could add to your bear, so Aidan decided on a heartbeat instead of a sound. Now, it was time to add fluff, put in the heartbeat and also put in the other regular heart. Before they put in the heart, Aidan had to kiss the heart, and rub it on his tummy (so the bear wouldn't go hungry). I also noticed that she put part of the tag into the bear before she stitched him up. She said it's in case he ever gets lost they can return him to the correct owners. I don't remember them doing that for our other bears, but I could have just missed it. Now the kids were off to wash their bears and find them some clothes. Aidan decided to get his Spiderman bear a Spiderman costume. After the bears were dressed we went to the computers to name the bears. Aidan named his spiderman bear, "Spider Bear".
The lady at the register was super friendly. We gave her our gift card and coupon. Aidan's bear went over the $40 so we had to put in some money, but most of it was covered. Someone was walking around giving the kids party hats, because they were celebrating Bearemy's birthday, even the bears got party hats. The kids also each received a pack of gummy snacks (the lady said it is one of the treats in party boxes when you have a party at build-a-bear).
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We had a great time at Build-a-Bear and Aidan already wants to go back, he wants to get a Ninja Turtle. I would suggest, if you taking your children to Build-a-Bear to expect to spend at least $50 per child (unless you are getting nothing but a bear, no clothes or accessories). It's a great experience and a great experience for you to share with your children. I believe that the bears are worth the money, the quality of the bears and their other products are well made and last.
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