Seven years ago on the 17th of this month Nicholas came into the world weighing a whopping 10lb 5.5 ozs! The fact of his birth weight is always worth a mention, don’t you think, Victoria? Okay, let’s move on now.
This post is about Nicholas’s birthday trip and treat. The trip was to the Trafford Centre and the treat was to Build a Bear…
...where Nicholas built a dog. Here he is with his mum, dad and brother at the start of the whole process. He’s already enthralled.
Now going through the things they do with the heart before putting it in the animal. Totally enthralled!
A blow dry and fluff up after being filled up.
Watched over by George and Charlie. Apparently Charlie dreamed about going to Build a Bear for a couple of nights after this event. A new Build a Bear (he already has one) is now on his birthday wish list which luckily for him is only a few weeks away. By all accounts George was quite smitten by the whole process too.
Meet James Bond the dog and one happy little birthday boy!
Outfit almost complete, only his shades were missing here .
I had never been in a Build a Bear store before and seen a bear actually being built. I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun it was. The whole thing really was a very sweet experience and Nicholas loved it all! Despite this little fellow’s rough and tough, boisterous exterior there’s a squishy little heart beating away inside and it was no surprise to me that Nichols chose a soft cuddly toy as his special birthday present and I’m so glad that he was thrilled with it all.
After lunch at the Trafford Centre it was back to our house to sing Happy Birthday to the birthday boy. No pictures. Nobody would listen when I was asking them all to move from the kitchen into the dining room for the ritual where I could get everybody in the frame. Before I knew it the candle had been blown out and it was over! However, I did get a picture outside of all three of my little treasures and James Bond too, of course.