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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Last days of summer

I've been out of the loop for a while, but I am here to do some catching up!  We tried our best to have a lot of fun before the kids went back to school, and I think we succeeded! 

The weekend before school started, we decided at the last minute to surprise our girls and drive to Dallas.

Can you see the red store?

That's right!  We went to the American Girl store!  It was so fun!

My big girl has been saving her money and having no idea we were going somewhere, came to me with the AG catalog and announced she was buying her baby sister a "girl".

I had ants in my pants because I knew about the trip!  I wondered though, if she would follow through and spend all of her money on her sister!

Well, she stuck to her word.  The hard part was for my little petunia to pick ONE girl.

This is the girl that came home with us.  Each new girl she saw, she said, "This is her.  She's the one I want.  I want this one."  It was so cute.  She was so excited!

A little bit of  "thank you" lovin'.

Of course, we had a fabulous lunch in the bistro!

Then headed home!  The girls slept almost the whole way, both clutching their girls.
I think I had almost as much fun as they did! 

What a great summer!



Stacey said...

I have been thinking about you. It had been awhile since you had posted. Glad you all are doing well.

Oh my goodness, how absolutely sweet and giving is your oldest!! What an incredible big sister!

Jane said...

This looks like so much fun with your family! Precious little girls and an outing I'm sure they will always remember. Visiting from SITS, I really enjoyed your post and look forward to browsing through previous posts.

Tales from the Trails said...

Aaawww, sisterly love. That is too sweet.

Looks like y'all had a great time. What a great way to end the summer!! (tear)

Christina Lee said...

HOW VERY SWEET of big sister!!!!!!!! And now they each have dolls that resemble them (have you noticed that?).

Holly Lefevre said...

I seriously love the American Girl Doll store. We go to the one in L.A. We have not been since my daughter can really understand where we are, but just yesterday she started pointing at the red bag in the closet (it was empty)..."mama I want red bag, mam I want red bag!" I am going to be in so much trouble.

Looks like a fun day!

Liz said...

How thoughtful and generous of her big sister and what a great day!

Grace Adams said...

My girls got a trip to American Girl Place for Christmas when they were probably 10 and 8. They had such a great time that day!