A few weeks ago Mike and I were at the mall and noticed that Build-A-Bear now has Pokemon options. I took a picture to show Addie and Preston thinking they would laugh about it, but they actually LOVED them and immediately started to talk about how they could get their own. After coming up with some goals they set to work to earn their giant Pokemon characters and were SOOO excited when the morning finally arrived to head to the mall.
On our way there we almost ran over a turtle but Mike spotted him in time so we had a detour to save his life before continuing on to Build-A-Bear. When we first walked in we were immediately hit by lots of noise and quickly realized a day care was having a field trip, of course. Luckily you can't hear them in pictures ;-) so we kept our videoing to a minimum (watch Preston's reaction in the video...it is hilarious!!!).
Preston made Charmander and Addie got to make 2 and chose Pikachu and Evee. We had not been into a build-a-bear since the girls were teeny and I was pretty impressed with the variety of characters they had to choose from! Plus the kids had the option to put in a little voice box of their character saying phrases from the show which they loved. Addie and Preston absolutely are in love with their buddies and have been bringing them everywhere we will let them. Whoever is running build-a-bear is pretty smart!