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.