Today was my middle daughter’s birthday. In order to fully celebrate turning the big 1-0, we headed into Los Angeles and into the American Girl store! (It seems ALL AG characters turn ten in their book series’, so celebrating at the store for your tenth is a BIG deal.)
Every time we do this, we allow our girls to pick their favorite AG character and dress like them. “T’s” favorite was Kit Kittredge. Little Miss likes Josefina…. Here is the outfit I mentioned in an earlier post. (Didn’t it turn out so cute?)
We started the day by decorating the front room like “American Girl”. Stars, balloons, and streamers in the standard AG colors.
After a quick breakfast, we headed out to my mother-in-law’s house. There we met up with both her and my mother, to enjoy the day together.
The bulk of our day was spent in the American Girl store. We had her picture taken with her doll and put on the current issue of the AG magazine. We had lunch in the cafe and enjoyed some very good food. We also took a leisurely tour of the store and got lots of pictures with her favorite things.
Visiting The Grove wouldn’t be complete without a quick jaunt by the Farmer’s Market, so we passed through and tried a few different items. We tasted some unusual ice cream (which tastes like wine!), bought some anchovy olives, and perused other venders.
Following all that excitement, it was time to head on back to the house. Upon arriving, we were surprised by my father-in-law just having finished making a fresh pan of paella! Yummy!
Now we are finally back home and getting ready to do some relaxing. Missy has put her pajamas on and dressed her doll in a matching outfit. They are too cute!
I think perhaps we are going to put on one of her favorite movies and perhaps sneak in a nap.