Wednesday, May 26, 2010

American Girl!!

Warning- you are about to be overloaded with way too many pictures of 5 adorable little girls and their dolls!  This Spring/Summer four of these sweet little girls are turning 7 and instead of having birthday parties, their moms and I decided to take a day trip together to Atlanta.  Elizabeth, Virginia's little sister came along for the fun and was a trooper!!
We went to Northpointe Mall and hit the American Girl Store and then did some other fun, girlie things in the mall.  It really was one of my all-time favorite days with Abby!

Here we are at 7:30 am, ready to hit the road!!

Here we are about to go inside- they are SOOO excited!!

right away, Abby found Laine, the doll she was getting!
If you are unfamiliar with AG dolls- they each represent a different time period in American History.  Each doll has six little novelettes that tell what it would be like to have lived during that time.  They are very well written and really great books.
Each year they also have a girl of the year.  Laine is this years' girl- she's into gardening, animals, and keeping journals about her adventures- so she and Abby have several interests in common!
Abby and Emma Grace in front of the Laine display
Abby and Virginia with the Kit display.  Kit is the doll from the 1930's during the Depression.
Abby and I have read all her books together.  Her Mimi and Gramps gave her Kit for Christmas!

After looking around for just a little while, we had lunch at the Bistro. They have chairs for the dolls to sit with the girls and each girl gets to order from her own menu.  It really was super fun!!
Since we were celebrating their birthdays, Ms. Shanna made some YUMMY cookies and we sang Happy Birthday to each girl!
A couple of the girls had their dolls' hair fixed at the salon so we headed over to watch!

When everyone was finished shopping- they plopped down to show each other what they had gotten.  It was really fun to see their individual personalities come out in what they picked out !
Abby and Emma Grace both got a new Laine doll.

We took this group shot just as we were leaving!

After several hours of fun in the AG store- we set out to explore this super fun mall!  The girls had a dance party in the Disney Store!

We finished our day with a ride on the carousel and a treat from the Nestle cookie store!!

It really was such a fun, special day!
Happy birthday to the 7 year olds- Virginia, Emma Grace, Virginia, and Abby ( in July!)


Amanda said...

That sounds like such fun! What cute girliness!

Summer said...

what a dream day!!! i know those girls will always remember such a special day with their mommies and friends!!

katie said...

so cute! i can't wait to do this with my abigail... and i've been wondering when to get her an a.g. doll...

The Baughers said...

okay, this post is just too adorable! what a fun day!!! such a great idea...gonna have to remember this! :)

Angela said...

cute blog!!! love all the pics! i'm planning a similar trip with my girl for the fall. can't wait! :)