Ashlyn turned 5 on October 1st. She invited her cousins and some of her new friends to celebrate with her. It was really important to Ashlyn to take Miss B to her birthday party at Build A Bear because that's what the big kids have done for their birthday's. Lauren and Maddy helped Ashlyn decorate the bus for her big day.
They also played games with the kids on the 25 minute drive to Build A Bear. I love having little party helpers! They were awesome!
Jessica and Austin brought their friend Chloe along to help out and to do some shopping in the mall while the little kids made their bears.
When we got to Build A Bear, we were assigned a party leader and the kids picked out theirs bears. I can't remember our guy's name, but her only had one hand. The kids were all so respectful! Nobody asked about it or made any comments. I was so proud of them and impressed with how well the guy used his arm and what a happy, fun guy he was!
The kids took turns stuffing their bears.
They were each given 2 hearts. They played some cute games with the hearts while they were waiting for their turn to stuff their bears.
When all the bears were stuffed, they gave lots of love to their hearts and everyone put one of their hearts into Ashlyn's birthday bear! She felt so loved and was excited to know that everyone put a heart in for her.
The other heart went into their own bears. Lauren and Maddy were happy to help Paige with her bear.
Then, they gave their bears a bath.
They picked out a clothes or accessories for their bears and then they were done!
Paige saw the kids taking a picture and dove out of my arms so she could run over to be in it!
Paige was so excited about her "Berrr" and the bear's "home". She took the box with her everywhere for several days! The box was sort of a pain so it "disappeared" one day. It was almost as big as her!
Ashlyn opened presents on the way home in the bus.
I love how excited she gets about girly things! She has so much personality! We just adore her. She makes life fun! We had cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches while we waited for parents. Easiest party ever and the kids loved it!