Saturday, January 26, 2008

BUILD A BEAR, REVISITED

This is our eight year old granddaughter, Dragonfly. We are celebrating her birthday and and she is building a Cheetah from Build a Bear. The Cheetah's name is Katherine. Dragonfly is the youngest daughter of the man and woman who filled the isles of the Build a Bear shop with happy children. She is officially the middle child, along with her brother Entomologist, but in March Entomologist will take over the title of Middle Child all by himself.


This is the man who sought the hand of the woman who bore the children that filled the isles of the shop at Build a Bear. I call this his "Black Bart" outfit. That is "youngest son," fiddling with stuff.


This is the woman, who gave birth to the children who filled the isles of the shop at Build a Bear. She is currently building their newest child, who will be born in March. She said, "Please do not take my picture, I look awful," but the person behind the camera pretends deafness.
This is the baby of the man and the woman who filled the isles of the shop at Build a Bear shop with happy children.
And again, with binky.
This is the second youngest son of the man and woman who filled the isles of the Build a Bear shop with happy children.


This is the third youngest son of the man and woman who filled the isles of the Build a Bear shop with happy children.


He has eyes that always look like someone needs to pick him up and cuddle him but he is independent and you better not try it, Mister. He will knock you cold with just a look. See?

This is the second oldest child, the oldest boy, of the man and woman who filled the isles of the Build a Bear shop with happy children.

This is the oldest girl and oldest child of the man and woman who filled the isles of the Build a Bear shop with happy children.


And this is the third child of the man and woman who filled the isles of the Build a Bear shop with happy children. She is giving Katherine a bath. And she is growing her bangs out. And she is growing a new tooth so she can eat apples.

Happy birthday, Dragonfly, dear. Grandma loves you very much. Grandpa does too.

As she loves all the children of the man and woman who filled the isles of the Build a Bear shop.

And she loves Black Bart and his lovely wife. And she loves the unknown little person who will be a surprise in March. And if it's a boy--and Grandma thinks it is--she just loves the name Alex, in case any one's interested. Which--of course--they won't be but in case they are, Alexander is a good strong name which means defender or warrior. He will be the defender of truth. I'm sure of it.

And if it's a girl...well, I just don't know, because I'm so sure it's a boy. But Gabrielle is nice, just in case. It means a strong woman of God or a defender of God which sounds pretty good to me.

Just in case anyone is interested.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Aren't grandkids wonderful!! You are so lucky you can go shopping with them and take pictures!! I'm sure the whole family is glad too!!

How exciting to have a new little one. My husband's middle name is Alexander and just in case it matters, I really like that name a lot too!! He was named after his Grandpa!


Happy Birthday, Willow!!

Ekim said...

The was an old lady who swallowed a fly. Oops, don't know where that came from.
Happy Birthday, Willow!

Aprilyn said...

What a fun birthday! I know my 9 yr old would love going to Build a Bear. I told him no way because we have way too many stuffed animals as it is!
He is the boy of this woman and a man who live in the house that maybe a guy named Jack built. Hey, I have no idea who built this house!! It's been here for AGES!

Colette Amelia said...

Holy cow I lost count of all the grandchildren. It sure must be a happy place at grandmothers when they come and visit!

Lucky grandmother.

Lynette said...

Love it, love it, love it! I'm surprised I didn't bump into you at Build-a-Bear. That was my youngest daughter's birthday activity Friday. But then again, I don't know that I'd recognize you...

So if you think about it, I could really bump into you anywhere at anytime!

What lucky grandchildren you have!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Lynette, what time were you there? We saw a birthday party there with about eight kids. Was that you? It must have cost you a fortune! The children were darling with all their animals. What a funny coincidence we'd both be there the same day. If it wasn't you it was someone with a party and they had fun. Oops, you went Friday, right? Sorry, we were there Saturday. Oh well. Another time. We have another Build a Bear activity in February as another granddaughter turns eight.