Ava has been talking about wanting an American Girl doll for well over a year. I wasn’t quite sure she was old enough when she first started asking. Over the last year, she has played with my sister’s old dolls and has played with them a lot, as well as taken very good care of them. So, after talking about it, we decided that this year, instead of having a friend birthday party, we would take her to the American Girl store in Dallas to pick out a doll and eat at the bistro! We also decided to leave her brother behind so the day was all about her. We waited and surprised her the morning we were going!
As she has waited for a doll, one thing Ava has seen in the stores and in the catalogs, are the colored hair extensions the dolls can have in their hair. After she had chosen Isabelle, I saw on a display that Isabelle came with PINK hair and this was Ava’s reaction when I told her!
Another thing Ava has wanted was to get her doll’s ears pierced. I’d told her a while back that if she wanted that, then she needed to use some of her piggy bank money to pay for it and she was all on board. So we headed upstairs to the “salon” so Isabelle’s ears could get pierced before our lunch reservation.
I have to brag on her daddy for just a minute. He drove with us the three hours and back on the first Saturday of college football, when the Hogs were playing Auburn. He never complained and was such a good sport about it!
We had such a great time with our girl. She was just excited to be the center of attention and to do something so fun that she had really wanted to do! She was excited for lunch, though the lunch experience left some to be desired!
While i knew we weren’t dining at a five start restaurant the food was quite awful. ha! And to make it worse, I had about two bites of my sandwich before i found two hairs in it. No, thank you! The manager came out to apologize and did offer us a free dessert which was the best thing we ate! ;)
I’m so thankful we were able to make this special dream come true for her!!!