Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Greetings!



Oh, I forgot to post this on Christmas day.
Here are the historical girls wishing you a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Musical Pets


I haven't posted a new photo in a while, so here's one of Licorice and Coconut in music class. My new friend, Musical Becky should appreciate this one.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Fun with Hazel


Sweet Hazel has already arrived back at her home, but we still have some photos we took of her while she was here. I'll share those anyway.


Hazel and her llama, Lena, enjoying the water fall at the JBC pond.


Hazel and Lena and the pond.


She's such a pretty girl, we took a few more photos near the pond.


Hazel and some of her friends dress up for Halloween.
From left: Candy Corn Hazel, Ballerina Danica, Kitty-Cat Charis and Cheerleader Dante.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hazel at Dollywood


So we finally got a chance to take Hazel to Dollywood. I know, we've taken other traveling dolls to DW, but Hazel has never gotten to go, so off we go to show her the Harvest Festival Celebration going on at DW.


Traveling Hazel gets her new pet llama, Lena, and
they get buckled up for the trip to Dollywood.



YAY! After only 30 minutes in the carseat, Hazel and the family have arrived.


When they arrive at DW, Hazel gets to snuggle up in the AG backpack.


There are lots of pretty decorations at Dollywood celebrating the autumn harvest.


She graciously posed on this old John Deere to please her host family.


Hazel got to take a ride on the Rockin' Roadway.


And she sat quietly in her seat to watch the production of Sha-Kon-O-Hey.


But she was too small to be allowed to ride the Mystery Mine.


The Mystery Mine looks quite scary anyway and Hazel was glad she didn't ride it.


But she did get to ride the Village Carousel.
What a fun day Hazel (and the family) had at Dollywood!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hazel meets the llamas


Finally Hazel finds out what was supposed to be in those other stalls in the barn.
The llamas! They are outside in the pasture.


Here they are!
Hazel with Sweet Dreams (white male weanling) and Red Baron (auburn male yearling)


Hazel relaxing in the pasture with Red.

Red trying to find out just who Hazel is.


Hazel and Red Baron getting to know each other up close and personal.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Stuff with Hazel


Sweet little Hazel has been having fun at AGR. We decided NOT to take her dirt-track racing this past weekend because she would come home so dirty...like the camera, cooler, bikes and we did.

Here's a photo of Charlie racing anyway.

But she did get to participate in Banned Books week.


She chose to read Julie of the Wolves. Here she is with her dolly.


Hazel also got to join the Solidarity Sisters in a fall picnic.

Hazel is on the far left in the red jacket. Around the table from Hazel's left are: Maggie, Gwen, Dante, Willow, Sonali and Chrissa.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hazel on the farm


A new traveling doll has arrived at our home! This is Hazel Ying Lee, the traveling Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) tribute doll.

Hazel arrived at our house this week and so far all she's been able to do is help with the animals on our Hobby Farm.

She fed the cats, but only Molly showed up to eat.
So Hazel went off to look for the other cat.


She found Dolly sunning herself on the stairway.


Then Hazel went to check on Snowball, the dwarf hamster. She didn't need any food. She just wanted to nibble on the bars.


Next Hazel went outside to feed the chickens. They were a bit scared of her.


And she gathered the eggs from the nesting boxes.


Hazel ended up gathering six eggs! All six hens have layed today!


Hazel was going to feed the dog, but she was afraid that the dog would rather eat her,
so she stayed on the outside of the kennel.

Lastly Hazel went into the barn stalls to see the rest of the animals.
But she couldn't find them. Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gwen, homeless no more


Gwen finally arrived at our house to complete this year's Limited Edition girls.



She's so sweet and innocent looking. Chrissa and Sonali are glad that their other friend is finally home.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Little Miss Playthings


This year at the Little Miss Playthings contest I entered my Willow in the over 18 category and the boys each entered one of their dolls in the under 18 category. MotoFool entered his Danica and AGR's Son entered his Maggie.

Each round had a different theme and we had to take a photograph of our doll that had something to do with that round's theme.

Round 1 - hero; Round 2 - clothing; Round 3 - line; Round 4 - about me; Round 5 - anything goes.

We had a blast trying our hand at making our entries fit the categories for each round. The winners for each round and the over-all winners were announced today. MotoFool's Danica was the only one who placed of all our family's entries. So we congratulate Danica on her 2nd place in the 4th Round category of "About Me". Here's her winning photo:



After all, "It's really all about me!" says Danica.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Josefina is complete!

Here's Josefina modeling her Christmas Eve playset. This represents the final item that we need to complete Josefina's collection. We are very excited to have everything ever made for Josefina now.



Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother's Day Gift!

Look who I got for Mother's Day this year. A total surprise for me.

Meet Sonali


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Meet Dante!

So we rescued a new girl this week. She's a JLY #26. She arrived from Missouri yesterday.

Meet our newest arrival, Dante!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A beautiful spring day!



Nutmeg, Ginger and Licorice enjoying a spring frolic in our front meadow.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ruthie


Now we have all the historical dolls! Kit is so excited that her best friend, Ruthie, has joined our family. She came from a previous home in Ohio last week:


She was still in her box and came with her meet outfit and her accessories too. I just think she looks lovely in Kit's school jumper. So now everyone's here. That is until American Girl releases Rebecca, the new historical from 1914, in late May.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Josefina's piano


The most prized piece for any Josefina collector is her English Square Piano.  It was only available from Pleasant Company (American Girl) from 1998-2001. We finally have one in our collection!  Josefina actually has too much furniture now for it all to fit in her room, so she's put her piano in the living room area of the Dolls' House.
  Sweet!



Friday, February 20, 2009

Pets!

I took a picture of all my AG Pets lined up on the stairs to the garret. I should have turned the light on upstairs first as the horses are a bit dark. But oh well, here they are:




Message for Kayla:
Since I don't know how to get a message to you because you're never signed in when you comment, here's the answer to your question about ear piercing. It cost $14 to have your doll's ears pierced at the AG Store, but that includes 7 pairs of earrings. You can send in your doll to the AG Hospital for an ear piercing service as well. Same price except you have to pay postage to send her and return her. But you can have her ears pierced at the Hospital while she's there for other services if you are sending her in anyway. Check out the AG Hospital web site for more information.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!



Happy Valentine's Day from the AGRescue team!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Logan and Hallie


We welcome Logan and Hallie to our American Girl Hopscotch Hill School doll collection. They are welcomed by their classmates, Skylar and Gwen
Now we have all four HHS girls in our home.



Logan and Hallie came from Arizona yesterday from a friend who found them on her local Craigslist.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New girls!


Today's my birthday and this year I decided not to go to the Atlanta American Girl store for a birthday trip like I did last year. I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't go, but I got some great surprises anyway! First, the reason I didn't go, was that AG has a coupon code out for $10 off of a Chrissa doll if you order on-line. Well, I was going to buy Chrissa in Atlanta today anyway, so I saved myself the trip and money on my new girl. And the good news was she arrived today!



Here's Chrissa in her pajamas with her llama, Starburst.
They are both so cute and sweet!



The second surprise was that my husband had already bought me Emily for my birthday and he gave her to me today as well!


This is Emily in her SwimSuit. She's so cute and squishy. I love her.


Two dolls in one day! How very blessed I am to have such a loving family.