I received a Bui1d-a-Bear gift card as a baby shower gift for Hannah from a friend I used to attend church with before she moved. Since gift cards no longer expire (at least here in Ontario) I tucked it away to use when she was older and I’m so thankful now that I chose to do this! There were times I was tempted to use it on her behalf when she was younger but I saved it and 4 was the perfect age for her to do this!
It was a surprise to her as she didn’t know about the gift card and only thought we were going to the mall to have my bracelet polished. My girl loves, loves, loves the mall so she was one happy camper when she found out where we were going! After vising the Pand0ra store we went into the mall and she saw the B-a-B store across the way. We walked across and went in as we have in the past but this time when she looked longingly at the bears I told her she could make one. She was beyond thrilled!! I was excited too as I spotted an adorable panda which I was hoping she might choose and happy she immediately spotted it and her decision was made. That’s one thing I’ll say for my girl, she can make decisions in a snap and stick with them. It really does make life much easier….most of the time!
As I watched this video again tonight it reminded me how ‘in’ to this experience she was. I love the sweet innocence of 4 even though she is growing up far too quickly for Mommy’s liking!
Thanks Liz T! Your gift was greatly appreciated!