Three weeks ago today we walked into the store to assess the damage from the fire the day before. Seems like months now! The toys had to leave for vacation and we were left with how to re-create our lovely little business, raising it up from the ashes of the fire.
But now we've turned a corner - and we couldn't be happier, or more tired truth be told. We are so excited about how the space is coming together and are busily preparing for our celebration on Saturday! We'll cut the ribbon at 9am and start a new chapter for Geppetto's Toy Box. We'll kick off the day with a ribbon cutting and then celebrate with Zoku lemonade pops (we had a big lemon to squeeze.) while the kids help us "christen" the new store by painting their handprint in the foyer.
We'll also have lots of great raffle prizes to give away and here's the best part...you can PICK which raffle item you want to vie for. Every person who walks through the door will get a raffle ticket! Plus, for every $10 you spend that day, you'll get another raffle ticket.After that, make sure you put your estimation skills to the test by guessing how many marbles we lost in the fire - we put them all in a jar and it looks kind of cool! The winner will receive a $100 GTB Gift Certificate, with some fun "ohhhh...so close!" prizes too!
We want to stop too and say THANK YOU! We have been so overwhelmed by all the support from our amazing community - your notes and comments have sustained us in ways you cannot imagine. Personally, we are greatful for our community of friends who, without asking, rose up to offer meals and playdates so that we didn't have to think about it. We are humbled by all the gifts...who knew that when the Phoenix rises, so too does a community, We are so blessed.
With love and gratitude - and in great anticipation of seeing all of you again soon!
The Masoncup Family
Summer Fun Activities begin July 9th!
Explore one of our great craft projects every Monday afternoon from July 9 - August 20th.
Let your creativity explode with some simple raw materials and your imagination select Thursdays this summer!
Cloth Diapering Seminar
July 22, 2pm
Does cloth diapering intimidate you? Cloth diapering has come a long way and it's easier than ever. Best of all, you'll save money, help the Earth immensely, and end up with a child who potty-trains faster - it's a trifecta! Come find out how easy it is.
August 20, 2pm
Babywearing has been a human practice for centuries. The benefits to baby are enormous, but the benefits to you cannot be underestimated! But which to choose? Come learn about the various carriers and how they work. Take one for a test drive or check-in on proper fit for ones you have. We're here to help!
Answer Book 2016
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