Back to School Portraits 2022

Hello friends! Can you believe the 2022 school year is already in full swing? I can’t! Anyway, the school-aged Build-A-Bears got together to take school photos. I always love doing this traditional post. I hope you like seeing these pictures! Here’s a picture of the whole group. We have quite a big group this year! Our only tenth grader in the bunch, Gisselle. The sixth grade class looks very similar to last year’s class. I think that the fifth grade is the largest. Azura is a new addition this year! Our fourth grade. Finally, our third grade class. Alright, now … Continue reading Back to School Portraits 2022

BAB Band Photoshoot || A Camp Tradition

Hello friends! Today it’s time for one of my favorite posts of CHH…the band photoshoot! The bears all enjoy this event. Here’s a shot of the whole band. These are the vocalists, Cali, Waffle, Rudy, and Claire. The strings section consists of Cam, Oswald, Swirl, Petal, and Sparkles. The winds section is Tye, Cherry, Azura, Cloud, and Candy. Finally, we have Mischief, Sandy, Stella, and Gracie on percussion. We’ve got to thank our lovely conductor…Chip! Chip holds the whole band together! Backstage, Theo and Cherie are making sure things run smoothly. Let’s give a big hand to the band! They … Continue reading BAB Band Photoshoot || A Camp Tradition

Winter Bearlympic Opening Ceremony

Hello friends! With this post, I think I’m officially out of my blogging slump. (at least, I hope so…) Today we’re kicking off the 2022 Winter Bearlympics! The Small-Frys have worked really hard to make this opening ceremony special for you all, so I hope you enjoy. To kick off the ceremonies, a figure skater emerges onto the rink. She gracefully glides over the ice. Let’s see what shape she made! Oh! It’s a lovely heart! Now another figure skater appears. Let’s kick off the 2022 Bearlympics! Now, two of our athletes will be singing the national anthem from their … Continue reading Winter Bearlympic Opening Ceremony

Swirl’s Secret Santa

Hello friends! Today it’s time for the Small-fry’s Christmas gift exchange! This story is essentially two parts, selecting the gift and then the exchange. It follows Swirl, so enjoy! I stared at the slip of paper in my hand. “Cam Johnson,” was written on it in green ink. “What on Earth should I get for Cam?”  You see, the name on the paper was the person I had to buy a gift for. This year, we decided to do a Secret Santa gift exchange instead of getting a gift for every one of our friends.  I laughed at that idea. … Continue reading Swirl’s Secret Santa

Build a Bears Furever’s 4th Annual Halloween Fashion Show!

Hello friends! Can you believe it’s our fourth Halloween fashion show? I can’t! The bears had a lot of fun dressing up this year! They can’t wait to model their costumes for you all. First up, we have our first BAB, Brownie! She’s wearing the first-ever Halloween costume for the BABs! She’s dressed as a talk show host. I don’t really know why I came up with this, but I suppose it was genius to my 10 year old brain. Another costume from the inaugural Halloween Fashion show is this Miss America costume! It obviously used a different dress(was Rose … Continue reading Build a Bears Furever’s 4th Annual Halloween Fashion Show!

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Five

Hello friends! How are you all on this fine Friday? Welcome back to L’Etudiant Etranger! Today’s episode is the last episode…of season one. Thank you guys so much for loving this story so far! I had such a great time writing it and taking the pictures(especially this batch). Here’s the glossary and link to previous episodes. Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four “We’re leaving in fifteen minutes!” Clarice announced. “Oh là là,” I muttered to myself. I was not ready. Saturday mornings weren’t exactly my favorite time of day productivity-wise. I was more the type of person to … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Five

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Four

Hello friends! It’s once again time for L’Etudiant Etranger! I’m really happy with the response this story has created so far. I’m glad you guys like seeing Gisselle. Here’s episode 4! We’re getting really close to the season finale, but there will be a season two! Anyway, I’m going to get on with the episode now! Well, after the glossary at least. Episode One Episode Two Episode Three We sat outside on the metal bleachers. Sweat rolled off my forehead as I dabbed at it with the hem of my shirt. “Un soleil de plomb!” I exclaimed. “It must be … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Four

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Three

Hello friends! I hope you guys are ready for another episode of L’Etudiant Etranger! In this episode, Gisselle will meet the whole Stone crew! Episode One Episode Two “We’re gonna be late!” Rudy whined.  He was eager to get to his cousins’  house, and while I was also looking forward to it, I knew the importance of first impressions. That’s why I had spent an hour fixing myself up, while Rudy had simply showered and thrown on a t-shirt. But see, Rudy already knew these people. They knew him, so it didn’t matter what he wore today. But for me, … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Three

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode One ~ Back to School Week

Hello friends! Today is the final day of Back to School week! Today’s post is extra exciting, because we’re kicking of a new photoseries! My goal is to finish this up before December, so you’ll get to see every episode soon. AND, there will probably be a season two next spring! Season one is titled: Bienvenue. Okay, anyway this series will officially introduce Gisselle into our stuffie family! I can’t say too much more, so please enjoy episode one of L’Etudiant Etranger! I made a glossary for anyone who wants to know what Gisselle says when she’s speaking French. Okay, … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode One ~ Back to School Week