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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Two Kitties and a Monkey

This post is a little bit behind. Over Labor Day weekend Rian, The Critters, Abbey, and I headed down to Orlando for a long weekend. The weather was beautiful and we found a great new (to us) park close to downtown Winter Park. During this jaunt we also headed to Build-a-Bear. My last experience with Build-a-Bear did not go very smoothly, well really not smooth at all (June 2011). About an hour before I got there they sold out of their last white Hello Kitty that CarCar and I were going to stuff. I really could have gone with out knowing that I missed it by just a few hours. The infamous white Hello Kitty was sold out in Orlando also. Apparently, it was going through an update and they were going to come out with a pink version in July.

Well this time I made sure that the Altamonte store had adequate stock levels for the animals I thought the kids would choose. Luckily they did and I was right on the animals that the girls would choose. CarCar went straight for the pink Hello Kitty and Haddie went right to the special edition Florida Panther animal. Haddie is obsessed with the Florida Panther, or 'big kitty.' At the children's museum here in Tally they have a Florida Panther which Haddie loves. She seems to think that it is looking at her lovingly when in reality she looks like a snack. But ignorance is bliss.

Reese took a little coaxing, he did not seem to want to be there in the beginning. Finally Grandma B helped him choose the monkey. After having them all stuffed and 'washed' we headed to the checkout which is always fun. The Critters don't seem to understand the fact that you need to pay for things and in order to pay for things the cashier needs to take them. They seem to think that this strange lady just took my animal that I just made and named. Luckily we made it past that stage with only a few outbursts.

Well the Critters now have Hello Kitty (pink), Big Kitty - The Florida Panther, and Giggles the monkey (complete with a monkey noise voice box).

Here are a few shots (notice how many people we brought, this allowed for maximum zone coverage):

Haddie went straight for 'big kitty.'

CarCar with a death grip on Hello Kitty.

Checking out - notice I am in the waaaaaay back away from the excitement.

Standard group shot on our way out.


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