But for Yael's birthday this year, I knew we would have a new baby. And I thought it would be hard to have a party at home.
Then I saw a great deal from Build-A-Bear in December. There was a limited selection of bears on sale, plus a $10 gift card, etc. And you can order the bears unstuffed and then go to the place at the mall and have them stuffed!
So that's what we did. We had a party out of our house! We had six kids plus my three-and-a-half (the half was in the Ergo for the whole party) and made bears and other assorted animals, followed by ice cream scoops for everyone!
A huge success.
Here's Yael prepping the "heart" that she put into her bear.
Her finished product. It's actually a Hello Kity doll that she named "Princess."
Yael "bathing" her bear after its stuffing. And supervising each of her friend's fluff-filling.
After this, we went home for a family dinner and a pretty cool looking cake.
Come back tomorrow for the cake post!