Wednesday, September 23, 2009


A great friend of mine brought us gift cards to Build-A-Bear. Her idea was for us to take all the kids and get them their own bear and then record my voice in the bear, personalizing each one. How brilliant!!! So, last Saturday we took all 6 kids to the mall. It was chaos, but fun. We were there around 2 hours - that did include a quick trip to See's - because let's face it, who can go to the mall without stopping at "the chocolate store" as my kids lovingly call it. Because of the in-store chaos we only got this one of all 6 kids together. I will post the other candid shots that I got on Facebook - it's just easier there.

Here is Faith and her bunny, Ginger.

Here is Hyrum and his bear, Justin.
Here is Vilate and her bear Royal Rocker.
Here is Helaman and his bear, Palkia (apparently the name of a Pokemon character).
Here is Gloria with her bear who she named Bigely at the store, but promptly changed the name to Locksy-Girl when we got home.
Here is Nephi with his bear Blue Guy. The bear is supposed to be on the skateboard, not Nephi, but try telling that to Nephi!

We had a really great time. The kids loved filling and dressing up their bears. I really enjoyed making a recording for each of them - although I must say that 10 seconds goes by really, really fast - that's all the time you have to record. I thought it was kinda funny that I had to go into the boys bathroom to record because the store was so loud.

If you notice the boys all got the same one. Hyrum was concerned that they would get them mixed up, but then I reminded him that I was making each kid their own recording and then he was fine. He was so concerned that they would get mixed up. It's hard to have a little brother who just wants to copy everything that you do. I keep telling Hyrum (and Faith) that copying is a huge compliment and that it means that the younger kids really like you - but they just don't seem to get it.

On Sunday evening Grandma and Grandpa Morgan stopped by for a visit and the kids loved showing off their bears. It was great fun!!!


Susi said...

What a very sweet idea! Sounds like you have a pretty thoughtful friend. :) Hope the chemo went ok. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya!

Tami said...

how fun! i must say i am partial to Vilate's Royal Rocker - and think Nephi standing on his bear's skateboard is just about the cutest thing ever!

Joanne said...

That is so cute!!! I love how each bear is reflective of each kid's personality. The pictures made me chuckle especially Vilate and Nephi's :) What a great idea!

Barbara said...

How very, very cute! What a great friend to think of that. Cute pictures. I loved all the bears. Looks like Gloria's hair is a bit shorter!

Karen said...

I'm showing our friend Shirley your blog. Great fun. We love you guys.

Mary Child said...

I feel like I never have time to chat with you; we are always in passing at that crazy school!

The build-a-bear thing IS such a great idea; I'm glad that you guys are doing so well. I mostly just wanted to say Hi and let you know I'm thinking of you.

Keep on keepin' on, and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of a great many people!

sydney said...

thats a really cool idea! :)