Yesterday L and I attended a St. Louis Mommy Blogger Mixer at Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted by them of course and Mom Select. We had so much fun. There was a theme of High School Musical and L was beside herself excited. We received a $50 gift card and were able to build a High School Musical Bear that comes with a dog tag necklace ($22), a High School Musical sound and purchase a High School Musical outfit. L picked out a shirt with all of her favorites on the front, a jean skirt, two bows and a pair of underpants, because everyone needs underpants. It was either underpants or shoes, not both!
They played games with the kids and were really good with them, the people working there were dressed up, one was a cheerleader and the other was Kelsey (that is all L has talked about is Kelsey). The kids also made a ghost for a child less fortunate which was super cool, each kid put in a heart.
I was excited to meet other moms in STL or surrounding areas that blog but it was pretty cool because my cousin O was there and Mae (I was way excited when Mae turned around in front of me, I felt like my blog was in the same arena as hers) both were there with their girls (Piper Ann & Miss Boo). Piper Ann and L are inseperable at family functions and they are both pretty shy so they were happy to have each other there.
Piper Ann, L and Miss Boo – the names on their tags are their favorite characters
My Cousin O, ME and Mae
I did turn into sort of a geek when the CEO Maxine Clark came out to talk to everyone. We took a bunch some pictures with her and the kids and then a couple of her and us mom bloggers and then one of just her and me (see I told you – GEEK). I was very excited to meet her though. She was a very sweet person and she was happy to see all of us there. We were able to talk with her, she signed a copy of her book for us plus she even signed the shirt on L’s bear.
Me and Maxine Clark – hee hee
You can purchase a copy of her book here or here. You can also read more about Maxine here.
After all of the fun I let L do a little shopping for her dolls next door at Friends 2B Made. I had two $10 certificates from the Stuff It Club. She was able to purchase 3 outfits for her dolls and 1 spiderman outfit for J’s puppy. He was happy we didn’t leave him out. Here’s a pic of L before we left:
So you sat through all of that recap for THIS – I have a $25 gift card to give away to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me who you would use your gift card on and what you would most likely purchase. It’s good at both Build-A-Bear and Friends 2B Made.
GOOD LUCK! The drawing will take place on Tuesday, November 4th (my blogiversary), I will choose a name at random (I may vlog it, mae would be proud, but I haven’t decided yet). I will contact the commentor via e-mail so make sure it’s part of your comment.