We had your first Build-a-Bear experience a little early! I wanted to wait until you were old enough to understand, but we went out of town over the weekend for a quick get-away to Shreveport and they had a store there, so we decided to do it. You loved the fluffy, super-soft dog, so we got an extra for you to hold while she was filling yours. We had them put in a "bark" sound. The noise of the filling machine upset you and when the dog was done, you wanted both the filled and unfilled one, so that was tough. Momma was still a little ambivalent until they put the bows on her ears and then she fell in love! And, the fact that you said "dog" when you got it and are just completely in love with it and haven't put it down since you got it just completely melts my heart! You even are dinner with her and took her to the playground. I'm so happy that we built one so early!