The first, Lilian, was a gift from my husband for Valentine's Day.
Ok... I dropped hints...
Ok... I texted him from Target when I found her there.
See... She is kind of hard to find, even on the Internet and heavily marked up and so when I saw her just sitting there on the shelf, ready to buy with no shipping or inflated price, I couldn't help myself!! We are not usually the sort to do much for Valentine's Day, my husband and me. That is a whole different blog post but suffice to say we are happy without a lot of hoopla on Valentine's Day because we have a wedding anniversary we make a big deal out of every year. However, my husband usually does a little some thing nice for me... Some of my favorite $18/cheese or some chocolate maybe. So I texted him her photo, in the box and said "I want!!" Since I don't buy a whole lot of new stuff, he said "Go ahead, I'd love you to have her!" So in my cart she stayed! There was another one that was beautiful and I had to walk away from her... As fate would have it, another doll was waiting for me already... But back to Lilian. Here she is in a photo taken by my dear daughter:
Lilian is a HeartForHeart doll. They are dolls that come from many different countries around the world. Lilian is from Belarus and the box includes a little story book about her life there. I love her little details, down to her little earrings. I've wanted her a long time because of her name and another little girl I know named Lilian. So I am so happy to have found her.
The other doll that come home was also totally unexpected! I went with my family to the Flea Market because that is one of our fun past times, seeing what kind of crazy stuff we can find. I wanted to look for play food because the stuff from AG is crazy expensive and it's hard time come by play food at a thrift store. So, naturally, the first vendor we visit is the kids and my favorite. She sell all toys and her prices are always reasonable. I found my play food in like two mins, a whole bag of them for $5, and the good kind too! Score! So I hovered around waiting for the kids when I look up and see her... Merida. I haven't even seen the movie (I know the horrors! But I just haven't taken time) but I've heard about her character and my daughter loves her. She is such a pretty doll! So I ask how much she is. I mean, the kids are digging around finding what they want to spend their money on... Then she says "Oh, the princess's are on sale for half off today so she is $10." What?!? She's in great shape, her hair was in good condition, original dress. No shoes and a small stain on her cheek but we have two other Disney Princess and Me Dolls and know they are good quality and so I had to get her.
The other dolls were so excited to have new members in the doll sorority and so they threw a pasta dinner party and slumber party to celebrate!!
Merida felt a bit out of place in her fancy ball gown and was going to change but the girls had a better idea! They all changed into party clothes of their own!
Just give them a few minutes to change!
The following photos were taken by my dear daughter who is aspiring to write a blog of her own some day! You may see guest posts from her here about Monster High, My Little Pony and all manner of things happening in the world of a ten year old girl. So here is her photography, I think she did great!
I think they are settling in just fine. Already swapping stories and clothes! They'll be the best of friends in no time.
Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!