Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The American Girl Experience

Spring Break has come and gone now, but Julie still talks about visiting the American Girl store in Atlanta.  (I haven't told her how much cooler the Chicago store is :)

So here it is - the American Girl Experience (although unless you are a 5-8 year old girl, you probably can't TRULY experience it).

This is the "before" picture - that would be before I paid $20 for a hairdo that I could do for free.  Smack (that's me smacking my hand for being snippy).  I apologize, I really paid $20 for the experience.  I just have to keep reminding myself of that.
Natalie (the doll) getting cleaned before her styling.  The cleaning was only $5 and THAT really was worth the money!  She looked great afterwards.
Luckily, there was an extra chair for David's hippo webkin to rest in.  He got a kick out of that.
There's the hair minus the bows.
Ah, just look at the smile on that face.  That made the $20 worth it!  Just like a proud mama.
Now, time for lunch.  Nevermind that it was 2 in the afternoon because that was the only time they had reservations available.  Each doll (or webkin) got its own little seat and a mini-muffin to "eat."  Luckily they let me order off of the kids menu for Julie (it's supposed to be for kids 4 and under).  The kids menu had dessert included and that chocolate ice cream was the best part for her.
I knew it was going to be a costly day and it was, but I had prepared and saved up money from my consignment sale.  But I am also very glad that I got to give my daughter this experience.  She got to spend the day with the doll she loves.

Oh and the mommy and brother she loves too - I'm sure that was key to her happiness as well :).

1 comment:

  1. My daughter would adore this! I can see why you cringed paying $20 but she'll remember it for awhile and I bet she still talks about it, and you got great pictures so it's all worth it. The things we do for our kids!

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