As of this December my husband and I are officially parents of teenager when my step-daughter turns 13 a few weeks before Christmas. Accordingly, this will be my first holiday gifting a teen and I have to say, it’s not easy! I really wanted to get my step-daughter something beyond the usual jewelry and music downloads. My step-daughter lives in the mountains and she really loves outdoor activities including fishing and a little pest hunting. When I was asked who in my life would appreciate a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas, I immediately thought of my step-daughter. In addition to loving the outdoors, her favorite Christmas movie is all about the Red Ryder BB Gun. A Daisy Red Ryder BB gun is just the kind of unique gift I wanted for our very first teenager.
So, last weekend my family and I headed to Bass Pro Shops on a dual mission: 1) purchase a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun for my step-daughter and 2) visit Santa Claus at Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland, which runs through December 24th.
Our first stop was to see the big man himself. Santa was amazing! My three year old little man is very shy and was not keen on going anywhere near the jolly old elf, but Santa made my son feel very comfortable. Santa even got the little guy to actually talk to him and to take a picture without me holding him (although you’ll notice he’s leaning away from Santa and it to me for the photo). This is the first Santa photo we have where my little guy is smiling!
A few years ago I decided that instead of just getting the kids in the yearly Santa photo, we’d have a family photo taken. It’s a great way to capture a somewhat candid snapshot of our family at the same time every year. The best thing about Bass Pro Shops Santa photos — you get a physical copy FREE! They will print you a 4×6 photo right there on the spot absolutely free of charge.
Once the photo was taken and Santa was hugged and kissed by the 6 year old, we went to find the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun and check out the rest of Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland.
My 3 year old son was enamored with the trains, of course! This was the only photo I actually took of him where he wasn’t a streak because he was so busy running around trying out all the activities. The train, though, was definitely his favorite.
My daughter keeps waiting for it to snow so she can make a snowman. I’m afraid to tell her that this is the best she’s going to get in the desert!
There was a craft area available but, she wanted to write a letter to Santa. She is still just learning to read and write so she wrote out her letters for him. Then she thought long and hard about what else she could spell. I’m pretty sure she asked for the “sun” and “doll” because those are the few words she can write on her own. We were able to “mail” the letter right in the store.
We all loved this talking, animated reindeer. He was cracking jokes and talking to the kids. They must have come back to talk to the reindeer a dozen times.
She wanted to try out this hunting game for the Wii. She wasn’t very good at it, but she had a lot of fun trying it out!
And then we found the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun shooting range. We knew our holiday gift had to be close!
Here they are! The Daisy BB Gun and it’s even in PINK! Could there be a better gift for an outdoors loving teenage girl than a pink Daisy BB Gun?! But we couldn’t just get the gun. There are safety guidelines to follow so you don’t, you know, shoot your eye out. We did get my step-daughter some safety goggles, just in case!
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