Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Pinky Bear


Saturday night Joshua wanted to go "do something". We thought and realized we had gift cards left over from Christmas for Macaroni Grill and that he had gift cards and a "stuff for stuff" certificate all from Build-A-Bear so the evening's activities were planned.

While on the way, I mentioned that we might ought to be considering the bear we were going to take to Kyrgyzstan for Ellie. We had talked about doing a BAB with a sound recording of our voices to take to her on trip one and leave it until we return for trip two.

So, in addition to building "RUFF" the Husky dog, we built "PINKY BEAR" the, well, Pink Bear (we had several moments of indecision on what to call the Bear, so we went with the non-creative obvious). Pinky Bear's shelf tag said she was "Full of Love". Her paws have magnets in them to make them stick to her nose, making her look as if she is ready to blow you a kiss.

We recorded a sound card to put in one paw with each of us saying a little something. Granted, it had to be quick, there was only 10 seconds on the recorder. I have threatened everyone in the house not to play the recording as I'm afraid the battery will die before we get there or before we get back to get her. I'm sure she won't be able to play it, but I'm hoping her caregivers will play it for her.


Hilary Marquis said...

Cute bear! Great idea, I'm sure the caregivers will play it for Ellie :)

Allison said...

I love Pink Bear. We're planning on doing the same thing. Maybe that will be our weekend activity. The boys can't wait to make a bear for their baby sister.