Mom sent Rebecca money for Christmas, and after Rebecca saw her friend Hannah's reindeer that she "built" at Build a Bear, Rebecca wanted to make one of her own.
We ventured to the mall during one of the busiest days of the year (the weekend before Christmas), first to visit with Santa, and then to Build a Bear. This was our very first visit to the store. It was pretty overwhelming with all the choices and accessories to choose from.
Rebecca picked Clarice, the girl reindeer from the movie Ruldolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Then she watched her reindeer come to life.
She helped to pump the stuffing into her.
Then she had to pick a heart and make a wish before it went inside the reindeer.
Then after the reindeer was stuffed, Rebecca took it to the "air dryer" and was able to brush her coat.
Lastly, she picked out antlers and a beautiful red dress for her to wear.
It was such a magical afternoon for Rebecca. We sure wish that mom was able to join us though.