Build-A-Bear Fun at Downtown Disney
While our husbands were bird-hunting and trying to keep warm up in Oregon, Heather and I had fun taking her kiddos all around Orange County. Because Disneyland was too expensive, we decided to spend a morning at Downtown Disney. Carter never seemed to notice the difference. I think he was having too much fun with his newly created, personalized Spiderman Bear. Here’s how it all happened…
Choosing the Animal
The first step in building is to pick out the animal. Thankfully, Carter had no problem with his mom’s choice of the $10 honey bear. I liked the zebra, but he was twice the price… Almost immediately after choosing the bear, Carter spotted the “Spiderman Jammies.” Any other suggestions were completely lost on him. We didn’t even make it upstairs to see the second story of outfits.
Stuffing and Getting a Heart
After stepping on the pedal that fills the bear with stuffing, Carter carefully picked out the best heart for his bear. Heather and I decided not to mention anything about the special sounds you can put in…
Getting the Heart Ready
Mr. Helper-guy instructed Carter on the proper preparation of the heart. First, he had to blow on it. Then, he needed to rub it between his palms. Apparently, Carter got tired of this process, because he just stood and stared when asked to rub the heart on his nose.
Putting in the Heart
…so the guy decided the heart preparation must be done, and Carter inserted it like a master surgeon. He had a little help closing him up, though.
Fluffing and Bath Time
Next, Carter took the bear to get fluffed and ready for dressing. After thinking it over, he stepped on the pedal that let out a jet-stream of air. This is how stuffed animals take baths.
The Dressing Room
Carter entered the dressing room area with a simple, nameless honey bear, but he emerged enthusiastically with his new Spiderman. It was quite the transformation.
In his excitement to help speed up the process, he probably added a couple minutes, but it was all good.
Another Air Bath
Initially a little suspicious, Carter decided that the air-bath was particularly refreshing for Spiderman.
Showing some Love
An incredible bond of friendship was formed. There were hugs and kisses all around.
Introducing Spiderman to the World
After printing out a birth certificate and paying (which Carter never thinks is necessary), he proudly carried Spiderman and his house all over Downtown Disney.
…okay, maybe not all over. After a couple stores, he got tired and we put the folded house in the back of the stroller. Spiderman got to ride on his lap while he concentrated on stuffing an entire Mickey Mouse lollipop in his mouth.
It was quite the fun time. 🙂
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