Disclosure: This post is sponsored by American Girl.
One of the things I have loved most about having a little girl is being able to relive moments from my childhood.
It’s been really special handing down toys that I played with (and sometimes even my mom and grandma played with) and experiencing things with her that I did growing up. For her birthday this year, I refinished the dollhouse that my grandpa built for me and surprised her with it. There are a few more things I’ve been waiting to give her when the time is right. One of those things is my American Girl, Samantha.
I’ll admit I wasn’t much of a doll person growing up. But I loved my Samantha doll. She was it for me. I vividly remember the Christmas that my two girl cousins and I asked for American Girl dolls. Oh, that feeling of pure joy and excitement when I ran downstairs on Christmas morning to find Santa had brought not only Samantha but her beautiful brass bed and a closet that was filled with clothes (and now I’m realizing just how good Santa was to me that year!). My cousin Lauren got Molly and my cousin Erin got Felicity. All three dolls matched our personalities perfectly and we took them with us everywhere. (Did anyone else have an original doll? Who did you have?)
Fast-forward 20 years and I am blown away by all of the amazing things American Girl is doing. Did you know that you can take your doll to get her hair done, go shopping and grab bite to eat? Wow, times have changed from picking an outfit out of a catalog and waiting six weeks for it show up in your mailbox!
In the next few weeks Miss E and I will be having a little mommy/daughter date and I am really looking forward to it. We’ll be headed to the American Girl store to watch the new Isabella movie. I know she is going to LOVE getting her doll all dressed up and ready for the outing. Have you taken your daughter to any of the American Girl events before? Any tips?
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This post is sponsored by American Girl.