Daisy Trip

18 Apr

Dan, Ashley, Morgan and I went to the VT Teddy Bear Factory today.  It was a group trip for the Daisy girl scout troop.  The factory is about an hour away from where we live. 

We all had a great time.  I prefer the daisies to the brownies for a bunch of reasons.  One being that the troop is a lot smaller. 

After taking a few photos outside (brrrr), we went in and started our tour.  The tour guide was very funny and kid friendly.  She showed us all of the stations and steps involved in assembling the bears.  The company makes a bear for every occasion under the sun.

Next, the girls (and boys) picked out the bears that they wanted stuffed.  Ashley picked a pink bear and Morgan chose a purple bear.  They also got to pick bowties for their bears.  They got in line for the stuffing machine.  Each kid got a felt heart to put into the bear and had to make a wish first.  They also got to choose the “stuffing” for the bear i.e. giggles, laughter, love, etc.  Both Ashley and Morgan chose love. 

The next step was to fill out the bear’s birth certificate while the tour guide sewed the bear.  The girls got to cut the “umbilical cord” and the time was noted for each bear’s birth.  They also chose names.  Ashley chose Cotton Candy and Morgan chose Emma.  Yup, her pet fish is Emma and the bear is Emma. 

After paying for their adopted friends and obtaining their “crates”, we went outside again for more group photos and then the trip was over.  Pain-free and a good time after all.

We went to lunch at Denny’s (just us).  Dan is not a fan, but I like it and considering we don’t have one in pburgh – I won.  Next to seafood, breakfast is my favorite anytime of the day.

A 4-star day.  Would be 5 if Dan didn’t have to work tonight.  Can’t have it all.


Posted by on April 18, 2009 in Family, Kids, Life, Photos


2 responses to “Daisy Trip

  1. Rebecca

    April 18, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    That’s so cute that she names things Emma. Emma said the other day that it feels like she doesn’t know Morgan anymore- in a whistful voice (my drama queen).
    We went to Bu*ld A B**r on Monday. It was very enjoyable and my children were very well behaved in R Lobster. It was so yummy and I thought of you as a enjoyed my scampi 🙂

  2. Jolene

    April 19, 2009 at 11:15 am


    There is a trip scheduled for the Brownie Troop coming up in May. My fear is that it is going to be Build A Bear. Not that it wouldn’t be nice, but c’mon. How many high priced stuffed animals do we need? I’m praying that they choose something else to do.

    Oh yeah, I’m glad you enjoyed your scampi, you evil, evil wretch 🙂


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