The main event of the afternoon was building a bear for Hannah! I purchased an Asian dress for a bear last spring and was waiting for the perfect time to Build a Bear. What better day then 6 month celebration day?!!!
Norma, Shirley and I took our job very seriously! There were so many styles of bears to choose from and after trying the dress on no less than 5 colours/styles we knew that this bear was perfect for Hannah! It already looks well loved...just like Hannah is!
After selecting the bear I got in line with the rest of the
After she was stuffed with love, it was time for fluffing and Bear's very first 'bath!' Wanting to share the fun with Norma and Shirley they helped out with her first bath. Norma will be helping out for real when we go to China so figured there's no time like the present to start preparing ourselves. Hmmm...wonder how she is with dirty diapers? I'm sure I'll need help with those!
The final step before officially being boxed up ready to go home was at the Birth Certificate stop. Bear was officially named, 'China Doll' by Mommy. Yah...not very original! So glad I've had much longer then 2 mins. to name Hannah or you never know what I might have come up with!
When it was time to check out it was neat because the girl cashing me out was born in China! She shared about how her mother helped her name her son and daughter when they were born, ensuring both their Chinese and Canadian names had meanings they liked. It will be exciting to learn Hannah's Chinese names someday and learn what their meanings are in English. Such an important part of her beginnings!
Here is Hannah's beautiful bear posing in the yard at John and Norma's. Too cute! It will be the very first bear that is placed in Hannah's crib waiting for her to come home!
So there you have it. A day at Build a Bear. We had fun, laughed and yes, I teared up a little too. It's just a bear but, it's Hannah's bear and that makes all the difference!