emily could be labeled a "momma's girl". when she was younger she used to go through phases were she was OBSESSED with me. i mean she wanted her mommy all.the.time! my mom used to joke that i was her "best friend". in reality, i am her best friend. i spend almost every day hanging out with her (and feeding, and changing, and bathing...actually way over and above the typical bff duties but i digress). THEN she received this super pink elephant for her first birthday (see really cute sleeping babe pic)
her love started with a song - the birthday song that this build-a-bear was bestowed with.
now, it's "elephant this" and "elephant that" and "let's change elephants diaper" and "elephant wants to eat that fake lemon cake too nom nom now". we take him on walks with us and she takes naps with elephant and sometimes he joins us at the table. (yes for some reason this all pink stuffed animal is a boy) she loves this thing- and this is why we got one for my niece for her birthday too!....
....we went traditional bear for this one. the build-a-bear experience was pretty enjoyable. emily wanted to take home all the little hearts they stuff the bears with. we got elsie TWO sounds- a giggle and the famous birthday song- but we didn't spring for the birthday shirt like ricky's loving aunt did. so i decided to make elsie's bear a shirt (seen below). not bad! i basically traced the shirt from elephant and added an E for elsie.