Another Tom Petty song for Jodi! LOL!
So Summer has been asking for an American Girl Doll for a while. I actually got her a Bitty Baby ages ago on a Chicago trip, and to be honest, she was not into it. There was no way I was spending $100 on a doll (with hair that can be ruined!) that she would only play with once or destroy. She has never been a doll kinda girl. I wasn't going there. But this past spring she decided she was going to save her own money to get one. I am thinking , yeah, right. She gets $6 a week for cleaning the living room each night and keeping her room and Grady's room picked up. She also sets and clears the table after dinner. She basically gets paid for cleaning up after her siblings. So at $6 a week, it was going to take a while. I started to change my tune once I noticed that we would go to Target and she would bring her $$ and choose not to buy anything. Not even Petshops, which are an obsession in this house. In August, we had Xmas with Jason's Grandpa Schultz. He gave each of the kids $50 and made it clear that he wanted her to pick something special with it. We usually make them deposit it all in their accounts, but this time we allowed her to use it towards her doll and some accessories. So this is Julie. She is from the 1970's and the newest American Girl Doll collection.
Summer adores her. I am amazed to see this girl play with a doll.
I promised Summer some photos of her and Julie so she could share them in Show and Tell.
I love seeing her take such great care in setting the doll up.
This is the set that she got to go with the doll. A dog walking set of course! Summer's dream come true! And we also decided that Summer was going to dress like Julie for Halloween and be a hippy girl! She's going to be so cute!
The best part about it is that I can get her very specific stuff for Xmas and will not be so bombarded with playsets. Its nice stuff that will not break, will not take up so much room and that will get played with and not forgotten 5 days after the holiday. My Aunt Julie did this with all three of her girls(who are now 18, 16 and 13) and their stuff is still beautiful and treasured. I want that for my girls too.
So anybody want to take a road trip to Chicago?