Growing up my paternal grandmother in California collected dolls. Mostly porcelain dolls I think... I blame her for my doll bug. Growing up I loved my dolls. I got my first doll a Cabbage Patch Kid at the height of their fame when I was 3 years old from my grandfather. I remember being eager to read all of the American Girl doll books. My guardian decided to not invest in the $100 doll but my Grandmother sent me a similar doll called Lissi.
|My first doll, a Cabbage Patch Kid, named Earnie|
( look at that face!)
Then for her 10th birthday we asked her if she wanted to go to Georgia to visit her best friend or have a party. She couldn't decide so we planned a surprise party at the local Irish Dance school. The school had all of the kids sized matching costume, a doll sized craft and was teaching the girls dances from the different doll era's. As a present we gave Skylar the historical doll Felicity because that is the first book we read together.
then after her birthday our collection kinda exploded at this point she had a Target knock off (which I still love and is no longer sold) she had gotten for Christmas 2011, Taylor and Felicity..
Santa brought 3 Madame Alexander dolls and American Girl Girl of the Year McKenna. Plus a little surprise that on January 1st she could go to Georgia to see her best friend and she didn't know it till we showed up but our first ever visit to American Girl Place Atlanta for the new doll's release.
from that point of 3 American Girl dolls till the most recent count we aquired now a total of 23 American Girl dolls (not including our Mini dolls)
All not pictured
I even got my own dolls now.. one of my childhood dream dolls.