So Reese got an American Girl Doll for her birthday this year. My many attempts at shielding her from the AGD craze failed miserably when she recieved a catalog right before Christmas last year. She was smitten. We held out and did not get one for Christmas in hopes she would forget about it, but when her birthday rolled around this past May, it was at the top of her list. Luckily, both sets of grandparents went in together and bought what is now one of Reese's most prized possesions - Emily. She is an AGD that looks just like Reese.
Of all the things Reese wanted to do this summer, going to the AG store in Dallas was a big one. And not just going. She had specific criteria. She wanted her best friend Aubrey, Aubrey's mom Traca, Mimi, and Mommy to go too! Days went by and time got away and before we knew it, it was time to go back to school! So I frantically scheduled a day trip for the 5 of us a few days before school started. With Traca's mad navigation skills and Mimi's gasping from the back of the car at my "big city" driving, we finally made it.
We had a great time, and just kind of stood in awe at all the doll clothes that were WAY too expensive and all on the cutting edge of style. There was no way WE (people with such frugal and rational budgeting minds) were going to buy ANY of it. An hour later I walked out of the store with Reese decked out with outfits to match not only her AGD, but also Big Baby. Traca took the bait as well. Needless to say, don't go to that evil store unless you are prepared to drop some cash on completely cute but overpriced clothes. Here are some pics of our day.