This picture is the reason why my girls are in Heaven!
Spring break was this past week. We didn't have anything planned since David was super busy at work. So I decided to take the girls on a little shopping extravaganza at the American Girl store down in Los Angeles.
Before the stampede, I had 2 rules:
1. They could not pick out the same doll.
2. Kalista got to choose first. (Sophia has one doll already, so I thought this was fair)
It took awhile, but Kalista finally made her decision:
Isabelle Palmer - Ballerina (2014 Girl of the Year)
Then Sophia had her turn:
Caroline Abbott (Girl from the 1800's war era)
Then it was time for doll accessory shopping:
And yes, I was a softie that day.
Kalista, my darling, who always suffers from 2nd child syndrome . . .
You really deserved that bed.
If I had a doll, I would style her up in this cute tennis outfit:
Every Girl of the Year is retired at the end of the year.
This means she is no longer for sale.
Sophia and McKenna (2012)
The girls and their loot:
After 2+ hours, we dropped off the load to our car (I looked like a pack mule!)
and enjoyed the rest of The Grove.
Lunch at Maggiano's
Some trolley time:
And no trip to The Grove could ever be complete without a visit to
Then it was homeward bound before the nasty 5 o'clock traffic.
Sophia fell asleep like this:
Yes it's the label off her water bottle.
And here is the gang:
A little checkers and nachos in bed = My kind of girls:
And dinner for mommy: