Wednesday, September 09, 2009

a kitty can make the world a better place

so a tradition in our family is at one of the kids first few birthdays we take them to the build a bear shop at downtown disney and let them choose a bear for them to cuddle and get them through those rough times... teething, night nights, etc...
addie chose "angelina" a kitty which looks like our grey cat "frankie" and is about her favorite thing in the world. at this point once you pick the animal, they then stuff it with cotton and you get to put some hearts inside.

all of the kids picked a heart and put them into angelina. addie couldn't contain herself, she was going absolutely bananas during this whole ordeal.

they then hand her the kitty before they do the final stitching for her to snuggle for a minute and then had the nerve to ask for it back. why give the kid the cat if they aren't finished yet? look at addie's face, she was so sad that they took angelina back.

after a round of tug-a-war, they finally gave her back to addie and let her give her new kitty a bath and combed her hair

then while everyone was shopping for an outfit, addie had some lunch

now she is back with angelina and pretty much can't take a nap without her. that was a fun day.









10 comments:

Angie said...

I LOVE THIS! we did a build a bear for each girl at age 1.. Shea has Lola that is looking very loved (tattered). Ava has Baby nanna who is a few years younger than Lola (looks new). I love this idea of "making" your own best friend. I love Addies kitty she picked very well!

John and Jada McFarlane said...

That did look so fun! The pictures were perfect! So much fun to see the excitement in kids eyes!

Addie Gaylord said...

is addie one or getting close to it? wow, that went so fast. stacy do you know cute she is? i love her choice of lunch, looks delish.

Kate said...

very cute tradition! love it :) She's gotten big so fast! Such a cutie-pie :)

5littlenordstroms said...

Who needs build a bear for comfort when you can just suck on a toe. Love these pics. She is sooo cute.

The Van Fam said...

oh my gosh, that she is the cutest thing ever! her eyes are gorgeous! what a fun day out!

maren said...

what a great tradition! good choice with the cat!

Rick and T said...

those are the cutest pictures of your daughter!!!
hi, i'm a friend of Gina's
how is she?:( can you give her my blog address and maybe give me her's. she said she might start blogging someday
Thanks, Teressa Miller

MEA said...

SO cute Addie girl! But she's not 1 yet, what's the deal?

Robyn said...

Addie is getting SO BIG!!! What a fun tradition! I need to take my kids...and steal the tradition for any future ones!