American Girl dolls came out when Beth was a little girl. She really wanted one, but they were way too expensive for us at the time. And honestly, I never envisioned that so many people would pay those prices for dolls. Boy was I wrong.
They were still popular when Becky was growing up. We probably could have afforded one then, but we had to be fair. So no doll for her.
Twenty years later we have three American Girl dolls in our house. But...I have not bought a single one. The girls each got Itty Bitty babies from their aunts for their adoptions. And Mia got a regular size one from our neighbors for hers. Mia is just starting to play with it now. She always likes stuffed animals best, but that is starting to change a little bit.
The next county over has some great library programs. A while back we attended the Wizard of Oz sing along. This week we went to an American Girl Halloween Party with a friend.
The girls made a plate of cookies, a napkin, a cupcake and a drink with a straw for their dolls.
They also made masks and bracelets.
At the end of the party they got to have punch and cookies too.
It was a lot of fun!