Sam put it together and it's not quite the same finish as the crib - but the crib has 26 years on it - so I guess that's to be expected.
This is my Big Bear. I think he was Aunt Chris' - and then she gave him to me - and I retrieved him last time we were in Cleveland, so I could give him to William. I didn't realize that having Big Bear no longer be mine would be so upsetting!! I know it's silly - but when I was little I carried him around and then even in middle & high school I slept with him (he made a fabulous pillow!) So - it was pointed out I was a little attached and I just sat on the sofa at my Mom's house holding him in my lap unable to part with him. Ridiculous - I'm aware. So anyway - William better LOVE Big Bear - or I'm taking him back... :)