So a few weeks ago the girls had one of the best days of their lives thus far. Right after Christmas the girls decided that they wanted American Girl Dolls. Actually, Brooke decided she wanted one like 3 days before Christmas but I had already bought all of their presents so Santa brought a American Girl gift card. I had no idea she even knew about those dolls before that. But since then, that's all she could talk about.
Naturally since Brooke was obsessed with getting a doll, Ava started wanting one too. Well, I don't know if you have ever priced out those dolls but they're not cheap. I honestly didn't want to buy the dolls for the girls because I didn't think they would take care of them in the way they should take care of a doll of that price. We told the girls they could get a doll when they had saved enough of their own money.
Well, they did it! They had some money in their piggy banks from doing chores and helping "clean" Grandma Cindy's house over the years. Combined with their gift cards and the rest of the money they got for Christmas, they had enough.
So we made a plan to head to the nearest American Girl store. I asked Brian if he wanted to go with us and he said "No thank you. That store creeps me out..."
I'm not sure why...
Before we went to the store the girls had been looking over the catalog and pretty much had their mind set on which doll they wanted. Ava had her heart set on getting a Bitty Baby. She knew exactly which one she wanted too. As soon as she spotted the one she had picked out she ran right too it.
There she is!
Brooke on the other hand took some more time walking around and looking at all the girls. Finally she found her.
Both girls have been having a ton of fun with their new girls. And they have been taking such good care of their dolls.
Yep, that happened. The dress that I found for Brooke to wear to her Daddy Daughter Dance came with a matching dress for her doll. She wore it to a play date a week or so ago with a friend from her class who already has a ton of American Girl stuff.
I have a feeling that this whole obsession with American Girl doll stuff is just getting started in our house.
Please pray for me. And our checking account...