We've been telling Maggie for a few months now that when she turns four, she could get a baby doll from the American Girl Doll store. She devoured the catalog,
and finally settled on this Bitty Baby:
Well, yesterday was the big day!! Maggie put on her "Mrs. Claus" dress and sparkly headband. My younger sister and her two girls came with us since it was Abby's birthday gift as well.
Maggie, Lilly, Abby
After an hour drive, we arrived and the girls skipped their way to the store:
Maggie looked at all the dolls and found the baby she originally wanted. Then I saw that the Bitty Twins could be purchased separately for only a little more than the baby, and they had hair!!
Maggie decided to get a Bitty Twin instead:
The nice cashier opened her up so Maggie could hold her right away. Abby chose a Bitty Baby with brown hair, and Lilly picked out a carrier for her
old well-loved Bitty Baby.
Then we went next door to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. I love that restaurant!
Of course, Rosemary had lunch with us as well:
And then the waiters came over and sang Happy Birthday to the birthday girls:
Mmmmm, strawberries and whipped cream.
Even though I adore my boys, at moments like these, I truly love having a girl!!
Phil loved that we brought him home a slice of Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake:
...and also one for me (Peppermint Bark Cheesecake). Don't judge, it's a limited edition flavor!
Besides, there's no sense in dieting until after the holidays :)