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Build-A-Mouse at Build-A-Bear Workshop Canada



One of the highlights of my trip to Canada for Christmas was my trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop. I currently have a few bears that I brought to life at Build-A-Bear Workshop. I thought it was time to get a new bear, after all I was on vacation and I wanted to have a bit of fun. What's more fun than a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop right? I really couldn't think of anything else. There is nothing more exciting than choosing your very own bear, stuffing him and bringing him to life. Making him your very best friend. Our closest Build-A-Bear Workshop was at the Masonville Place Mall in London, Ontario where we vacationed. A quick set up of our GPS and we were on our way.



When I got there mommy decided that she was going to look around first before heading to the store that we came to go to in the first place. Mommy can get sidetracked very easily, especially when she sees a sign that says "SALE" in a window. By the time I got to Build-A-Bear Workshop I was cranky and didn't feel like making a new friend any longer. There was also a big selection and best of all there was a sale.



After taking my sweet time trying to figure out what I wanted to bring to life I finally decided to get the Merry Mouse. Merry Mouse is the limited edition mouse that was available for Christmas. The nice thing about her was that she was also on sale. There was that word that mommy loved. Even if she wasn't on sale I would still have gotten her because she was what I wanted.



Now I have to tell you that I am scared of loud noises. It has always been that way. I am afraid of the vacuum cleaner and anything that remotely sounds like a vacuum. If you have a little one afraid of vacuums then this part I'm about to tell you about would not be any fun. It sure wasn't any fun for me. Once you get to choose your mouse you get to stuff her bringing her to life. Complete with a heart. The machine used to make my mouse the way I wanted her sounds like a vacuum. Notice how far away I stood until she was ready?



My sister helped me to stuff her and my Build-A-Bear helper was very nice. He gave me my mouse to put my heart in and then he sewed her up making sure that her heart will never fall out. He then handed her to me and now my Mouse was ready to take a bath and get dressed. Giving my mouse a bath wasn't that bad because I decided that I wasn't going to use the dryer. She was only going to get brushed which I really enjoyed doing. Just like me, my mouse enjoyed getting her bath and her hair brushed.



Next came dressing my Mouse. Now this may be the most difficult part of your trip. There are so many clothes to choose from and all very stylish. I finally decided on 2 outfits and I was more than happy with my choices. Once again there was a sale on the clothing making it an even sweeter deal.



Once my Mouse was dressed it was time to name her. Yes my Merry Mouse gets to get a real birth certificate naming me as her mommy. I had help from my sister naming her but my sister Krxssy wasn't very creative. My Merry Mouse was named a very plain simple Mouse. I'm sure if I could type I would have come up with a much better name. Guess Krxssy isn't as creative as she seems to think she is.



Once my birth certificate was ready it was time to check out. Check out means that it was time to take my Mouse home. She was now mine and I was ready to go. She got to go in a cute little condo house and I got to take her with me. It was a fun trip but maybe next time mommy will head straight to the store instead of stopping at other stores.



If you have never had a Build-A-Bear Workshop experience I would suggest finding your nearest Build-A-Bear Workshop and bringing a bear to life. It's an experience you will thoroughly enjoy and one that will hold memories for you for ages to come. Stores are available worldwide.

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  1. So cute and love her little mouse. My girls love Build A Bear and have quite a few stuffed animals from there now, too!! :)

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    1. Oh it's always fun at Build-A-Bear Workshop. ♥ Madison

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  2. Cute! My daughter so wants one of their My Little Ponies that they have there. She loves that store.

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    1. I love the store too. The My Little Pony was one that I wanted to get as well but then I saw my Mouse. ♥ Madison

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  3. How fun! The mouse turned out great. I love the outfit! There is quite a selection there I could see how it would be overwhelming.

    PS - I have to say I don't like loud noises either, and I even put in ear plugs when I vacuum!

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    1. Oh yeah there is quite a selection...an amazing selection I might add. Guess we also have a bit in common, loud noises really scare me. ♥ Madison

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  4. What a fun place! My daughter just got her "My Little Pony" from Build-A-Bear a couple of weeks ago. She loves it!

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    1. How awesome! I had the most difficult time choosing because the My Little Pony was super cute too. ♥ Madison

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  5. I haven't been to BaB in years! Thanks for the reminder to take the kids there and get some new friends made!

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    1. I do think you need to take a trip. New friends are good. ♥ Madison

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  6. That little mouse is just adorable and looks so soft too! My little girl would love to go make one of these!

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    1. Your little one would enjoy the experience...just remember no detours. ♥ Madison

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  7. I have never been to Build-a-Bear, I hear it's fun. I have all boys but I do have a niece, maybe for her birthday I can take her.

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    1. Your little boys would love it as well. My brothers have a lot of bears and dinosaurs that they brought to life. It's fun for everyone! ♥ Madison

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  8. we love going to build a bear!! i've had to put a kabosh on more critters but we're doing lots of accessories now. enjoy your mouse!

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    1. Oh I love my mouse a lot. Accessories are nice too. ♥ Madison

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  9. Madison is SO cute, and that mouse is, too! We also love Build-A-Bear Workshop - I didn't know they also have it in Canada! Over the years, we've built up quite a collection of bears, rabbits, cats, chicks, and other animals, along with a bunch of outfits. So fun!

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    1. Oh yes they have stores worldwide..Mommy is a collector and have bears from Singapore and even Africa. ♥ Madison

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  10. Love build a bear! My oldest built a doctor bear when he was a little younger. I can't wait to take the baby!

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    1. Oh Amber you definitely have to take the baby and your older son as well. He would love a new friend I'm sure. ♥ Madison

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  11. You got to give the mouse a bath? How cute!

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    1. Oh yes my mouse got a bath before she got dressed. She had to be perfect. ♥ Madison

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  12. We actually do have a Build-A-Bear about 15 minutes away. I don't really know what we're waiting for! Scarlet would love the princesses and the ponies.
    Perhaps I'll have my own story to share soon.

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    1. Oh Tamara you have to go and don't forget to take Des along too. I'm sure he would love a new friend as well and I can't wait to see the photos and read all about it. ♥ Madison

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  13. We live close to a build a bear. My kids have plenty of Build a Bears from when they were younger! That mouse is too cute.

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    1. It's becoming one of my favorite place and I agree my mouse is super cute. ♥ Madison

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  14. Merry Mouse is so cute. Both of my kids love Build A Bear they each have several items from there

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    1. That is great! Someone else who loves Build-A-Bear Workshop as much as I do. ♥ Madison

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  15. I haven't been to one of these stores in years. My son has a birthday coming up, I might take him to make something.

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    1. I think your son would love that. It would be the best birthday surprise ever! ♥ Madison

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  16. This sounds like so much fun! Even I would have loved dressing up my bear. We dont have anything like that here in our place. Hope someone would franchise so my lil girl can experience that too.:)

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    1. Kristine it really is fun and I hope it comes to your side of the world very soon. Your daughter would love it!! ♥ Madison

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  17. What a great time you had. Looks like so much fun!

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    1. It really is and I hope you're able to experience it for yourself. ♥ Madison

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  18. It looks like you had a great time! I love Build a Bear and go there as an adult!

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    1. That's the great thing about Build-A-Bear Workshop. It's fun for everyone! ♥ Madison

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  19. I love Build A Bear (for all ages). Madison did look a little cranky, but I bet she's loving the heck out of that thing!

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    1. Oh you better believe it Melissa. I was cranky because mommy took her sweet old time going to the store. She had to make a million stops before I actually got to go in. After it was over I did love it. I even got to carry my box around with my new mouse friend. ♥ Madison

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  20. Awww I can' t wait to take Mya to make her first bear :)

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    1. It will be a great experience for both of you and once you go once you're going to want to go back over and over again. ♥ Madison

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  21. This is so sweet! I loved all the pics, and it was fun to see the excitement in the store.

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    1. Thank you Angela but to fully experience the excitement I would suggest going in yourself. ♥ Madison

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  22. Madison is adorable. My son is also afraid of the vacuum noise, but not afraid to throw it down the steps

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    1. Hahaha that is what I need to do the next time I see that monster hovering near the steps. ♥ Madison

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  23. She is so cute, we all love BAB at our house. We will be headed there in a couple weeks - they are a bit far so we have to plan in advance. I want to get there soon as we might be moving and I am not sure if there will be one close to our new location.

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    1. That's a great idea Jennifer..so far mommy has been lucky and there has always been one close by but I know your kiddos would enjoy the special treat. ♥ Madison

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  24. SO cute!!! My kids love anything at Build-a-Bear and I am quite certain if I took my little man in there, he would LOVE that mouse.

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    1. Oh yes Robin I'm so sure that he would! Would love to read all about it too. ♥ Madison

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  25. so cute, I am going to take my daughter there for her birthday - she has never been!

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    1. You will both enjoy the experience and will want to go back over and over. ♥ Madison

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  26. We took our oldest to Build A Bear way WAY back in 2004 and haven't been back since so it's time to take the other three there for sure. We had so much fun and it was so special too!
    Dang that mouse is super cute!

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    1. Oh yes its definitely time for another trip back. That is a very blog time to not go to make a new friend. The other three will thank you for it. ♥ Madison

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  27. Aww very cute! We LOVE Build-A-Bear and go every chance we get - and have WAY too many Build-A-Bear friends around here haha.

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    1. That is what mommy says too. She says we have too many but yer she keeps on buying them but I don't mind. I love them! ♥ Madison

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  28. Build-a-bear is one of my favorite places-- what a great adventure!

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    1. It's certainly one of my favorite place as well. There's always an adventure waiting to happen and a new friend to be made. ♥ Madison

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  29. Oh we get to see some photos of your trip to Canada. How cool but you look so not very happy making your new mouse. I'm sure you did love her after you were done though. You and your Mousie look cute in your outfits.

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    1. Thank you Tiffany. I do love her and I can't wait to go back and get her some new outfits. ♥ Madison

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  30. My girls simply love Build A Bear! We actually went last month and got 2 new ones. I love the little mouse!

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    1. That must have been very exciting for for you all. I love my Merry Mouse too. ♥ Madison

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  31. I just love Build-A-Bear. I think my son was too young when we took him, but he's the perfect age now. We really need to go back!

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    1. Yes Rosie I do think you need to take a trip back. He would love it so much more now. ♥ Madison

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  32. What a nice event. Your little darling is very serious but so cute!

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  33. She is adorable! My Madison got a Build a Bear when she was about 4 or 5 and still has Pauley Bear Pickles as a partner in crime.

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    1. Awww maybe it's time that your Madison get a brand new friend. I think that would be amazing. ♥ Madison

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  34. I hear this is a cool place my daughter has been begging to go.

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    1. It really is and if you get a chance to go I would recommend taking her. ♥ Madison

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  35. No matter how many times you go there, it's always a fun new adventure! I hope she enjoys her new Mouse friend!

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    1. That is so true Liz, I agree. It's always an adventure going there. ♥ Madison

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  36. I've never been to Build-a-Bear yet, but have heard so many good things about it. Think I'll have to wait another year until my little boy will really appreciate it. So cute!

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    1. That might be a good idea but you can still go and have fun. ♥ Madison

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  37. I LOVE Build-A-Bear! Madison, you are SO serious about it - I hope your mouse turned out just as you hoped!

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    1. Oh she really did come out just like I wanted her to. I was not a happy camper at first but once I got my Mouse I was all happy go lucky! ♥ Madison

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  38. Build a Bear is so fun to go to. My youngest loves to go there!

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    1. It really is such a fun place. It's where us kids can really enjoy ourselves. A place made just for us! ♥ Madison

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  39. I loved the way you wrote this post. I love Build a bear! Thanks for this lovely post.

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    1. You're very welcome Pamela. Thank you for stopping by and visiting us. ♥ Madison

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  40. What a fun idea! Never heard of it and London is quite close to where I am! Thanks for the tour of Build a Bear

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    1. That is amazing that we were so close to you. I love London and can't wait to go back and visit my family there. You're very welcome and it was my pleasure. ♥ Madison

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  41. My little guys LOVE Build a bear!! Right before Christmas Quinn got a puppy from Build A Bear and Santa made sure to bring his puppy lots of cute accessories :)
    I'm tempted to take him back and see if our local store is having Christmas items on sale :)

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    1. They were having a huge sale when mommy and I went and it might still be going on right now. Happy that Santa brought him some new accessories for his puppy. ♥ Madison

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  42. I remember when Build-A-Bear first started. I think I was about 16 years old, I am now 33. I did this once and now I wish I could take my little ones to experience it. Maybe one day I will before they get to old.

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    1. You're never to old to enjoy Build-A-Bear Workshop! Take them whenever you can. ♥ Madison

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  43. Such cuteness! Both the mouse and your little one. My son loved Build a Bear when he was younger. I can't wait to take my niece to do it when she gets a little older.

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    1. You can take them both and I'm sure that they will both enjoy it together. Let me know how it goes. ♥ Madison

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  44. how cute i love build a bear they have some of the cutest animals there to choose from

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    1. That is so true! They do have some of the cutest animals and accessories imaginable. ♥ Madison

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  45. I like to take my children on their birthday to build a bear workshop. It's such a fun experience for them and they always love their little cuddly plush.

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    1. Birthdays are a great time to experience Build-A-Bear Workshop. I have a birthday coming up so I may go in and get some new clothing for my bears. ♥ Madison

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  46. That is just too cute! I can see why it was your favorite part of the trip. :)

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    1. Well it was only one of my favorite. There were more but that's for another blog post. ♥ Madison

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  47. Awww... she is a cutie! Hope she likes her mouse. I would have gotten the Santa one. He looks cute!

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    1. I do like my mouse. I already had Santa so didn't want to get another and my Mouse was just too cute to pass up. ♥ Madison

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  48. My kids love Build a Bear :) Especially the brushing station!

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    1. I love the bath station but can only do it without the noise. I am so scared of the sounds. ♥ Madison

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  49. I love the idea of Build a Bear I think it's so sweet the way you get to make it all yourself :) x

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    1. That is one of the great things about Build-A-Bear Workshop, being able to bring your very own bear to life. It's really an amazing experience. ♥ Madison

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  50. Aww these is so cute. Very creative idea, I'd say!

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    1. It really is and I love it and can't wait to go back. ♥ Madison

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  51. The shop sounds great! I wish I had one of those close when my son was little. It sounds just like something children would love and that would get their imagination running and make them love the toy even more.

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    1. You have no idea. I have to say that adults come in and make their very own as well so it's fun for all ages. ♥ Madison

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  52. Wow, Build a Bear has come a long way from when it first started. They sure seem like they have something for everyone and I love the idea of a bath before they leave. Really cute.

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    1. Oh yes there is something for everyone. It's the one stop shop for making new friends. ♥ Madison

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  53. aww! I love the little mouse you made! Shes cute! I think my children would have fun in the Build a Bear Workshop too. We'll have to make a trip and have them pick out a new friend.

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    1. I think that would be a great idea. You can never have too many friends. Well that's what I like to say. ♥ Madison

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  54. That mouse is way to cute Madison! Great job! I want to go to build a bear now ;)

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    1. Thank you Teresa and I think that you should go. Take a trip, you'll enjoy it! ♥ Madison

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  55. What a great experience. My daughter went there once and picked a tiger.

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    1. Oh a tiger sounds delightful. We have a tiger that is way older than me that belongs to my big brother. I'm sure you daughter loves her tiger very much. ♥ Madison

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  56. How fun!!! My little diva is at the age that she would appreciate and enjoy a trip to Build-A-Bear.

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    1. Oh Build-A-Bear Workshop is fun for all ages. You should take her there for a visit. You'll both enjoy it! ♥ Madison

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  57. We love Build-A-bear and looks like you had a great time. I love the mouse!

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    1. Thank you Tricia and I was so cranky while I was there that I didn't have much fun until it was almost done. I love my mousie too. ♥ Madison

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  58. We've never done a Build a Bear, not once! I always think it would be so cute to to make one! :)

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    1. Oh you're missing out on a fabulous experience. I think you should take a trip there at least once. You won't regret it. ♥ Madison

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  59. She's at such a good age for Build A Bear. Love the mouse, had not seen that one this year. :)

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    1. Oh yes I'm at that age where any stuffed animal is fun. The mouse was available at Christmas and may still be in your nearest store and even online. ♥ Madison

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  60. You often look like "Mommy don't take this picture of me!" :) If only you could see how adorable it is to get you enjoying these products and this bear! Build a bear looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. You have no idea Brittnei. Mommy always wants to take pictures but sometimes I do want to be left alone but she doesn't understand. I think Build-A-Bear Workshop would have been more fun without the camera. ♥ Madison

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  61. She is definitely at a great age for build-a-bear. My daughter is 8 and has loved going for year. To be honest I may love it just as much as her, it's such a fun place.

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    1. Oh I certainly agree with you. It's such a fun place for everyone. It doesn't matter what your age is. ♥ Madison

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