Saturday, February 23, 2008

My American Girls

As part of Jensen's 5th birthday celebration, the girls and I planned a pilgrimmage to the new American Girl store in Dallas. I have a friend from Colorado who lives there now and we've talked since she moved there about getting together since she's so close now, but we never had. This was the time!

Jordan, Jensen and I along with 3 dolls left Kingwood on a Friday afternoon for the 5 hour drive to Kim's house north of Dallas. We got there safe and sound and had a nice evening just hanging out and the kids getting acquainted. They have a daughter, Megan, who is just 2 days younger than Jordan. They were best friends when we lived in Colorado. They really didn't remember each other, but re-connected just like that! They got along great and have already planned to spend their next birthdays doing something together.

On Saturday, all the girls headed to the Galleria Mall where the American Girl store is. We spent about an hour and a half looking at all the dolls and doll stuff and picking out things for Jensen to spend her birthday money on.

We were able to get a reservation for lunch in the little restaurant where they have seats and menus for the dolls!

After lunch, Jensen made her final selections (and didn't have a meltdown like some other girls in the store when she found out she couldn't buy everything that she wanted...I was proud of her because that place is very overwhelming and difficult to get out of without spending an absolute fortune).

Saturday night we had a great dinner back at the Allens. The kids made s'mores on the fire pit in the backyard and got in the hot tub. Us adults had a relaxing evening just talking and catching up.

Sunday when it was time to leave, neither girl wanted to go...I was dragging them back to Kingwood kicking and screaming. That's the sign of a good trip!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great trip and especially good pictures.


My Name is Kaity. said...

Sounds like a good time! It reminds me when we took Jordan to the American Girl store in Chicago!

Heather said...

great pictures! I'm jealous- and cracking up at doll menus!

Kache said...

Definitely a good time!

Kache said...

Definitely a good time!

Brandy said...

krystn really thought it was fun, i guess.

i am not jealous and in fact i am glad i don't have a girl. my kids' dolls cannot have hairdos pricier than mine!! cute pics though, i do like seeing your kids there (with your checkbook!)

Heather said...

it's march now.