As you all know, we absolutely love Build-A-Bear Workshop. We recently ventured out to West County Center to check out the cool new features recently installed in their store. Mister and Sister were BEYOND ecstatic when we told them we were going to Build-A-Bear Workshop! The West County Center location is the first of six stores that were newly redesigned, and features innovative technology in the retail environment. The newly redesigned store allows shoppers to have a completely unique visit each and every time they visit the store, with changes made to the bear-making process and addition of interactive digital stations.
Mister quickly picked out a camouflage bear and Sister made a bee line for the My Little Pony, Rainbow Dash. Once they had their friends secured, Mister started looking around and was the first to notice the difference between this store and others that we’ve visited. “Mom, look, I can pick what sound I want my bear to have. Ooooh, and look, I can add characteristics to his heart!”
After making a wish on his bears heart, and having him stuffed, Mister and Daddy headed over to the heart station while Sister, Little Miss, and I were in line. As I said, Sister immediately chose Rainbow Dash, and was pleased as punch to kiss his heart heart before stuffing him.
Little Miss was pleased to check out the pink and blue bear that Daddy selected for her, to be her very first Build-A-Bear. While Mommy finished up with Mister and Sister, she took a siesta with Daddy by the colorful signage.
After her siesta, she was pleased to see that her bear was sporting a Cardinals fan shirt.
In the naming station, Mister named his camouflage bear “Good Boy.” He briefly considered calling him Si, but changed his mind. Sister named her Rainbow Dash “Buddy.” I named Little Miss’ bear “Little Miss.” Yah, creative, right? Perhaps she’ll name it something else when she gets older. LOL.
Mister, Sister, and Little Miss thoroughly enjoyed their day in the Bear Brigade at the Build-A-Bear at West County Center! As we were leaving, Mister said, “Mom, can we come to this one all the time? Well, except that we still need to go to the one at the St. Louis Science Center.” In a few months, buddy, in a few months. LOL
Check out our recent visit to the Build-A-Bear Workshop at St. Louis Galleria where Mister built his Black Bear named Cookie and Sister built her dog named Zip, as well as our trip to the Build-A-Bear Workshop at the St. Louis Zoo, where Mister chose a St. Louis Cardinals uniform for Cookie, and Sister built Stripe the Zebra. As a side note, I talked with one of the store employees about Stripes recent unfortunate encounter with a can of hair spray (don’t ask). She gave me some great tips on how to clean him, and pointed out that if I had to throw him in the washer, to be sure to avoid the dryer so his stuffing didn’t melt. SO glad I asked first!