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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.