We took him to the mall so he could choose a stuffed toy from the "Build A Bear" store. He wasn't too keen, and turned down all the bears, until his Mommy reminded him how much he liked Buzz Lightyear and Woody and Bullseye from the ''Toy Story'' movie. So he opted for a stuffed horse. But first he had to place a little heart in his toy. With a little help from his Daddy he was shown where to find the heart:
The next two pictures are out of order, but here he is holding his completed horse "BullsEye". He's even got his own cowboy hat like Woody! Now his toy "Woody" has his horse to ride! Elias also has a stuffed "Buzz Lightyear".
This is how the store lady stuffed the toy with this machine.
It was nifty how the open seam was 'sewn' together. All they do is pull some strings which are placed in the factory in such a way that they shut tight with a few twists and loops. I thought it was so neat!
Of course, a fun trip out is not complete without a ride in the merry go round. We hope to do this again next time he visits!