Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Girl!

Mia came bounding into the kitchen looking for a snack and a drink after soccer practice, when Clara stopped her. "Mia, slow down. There's someone I want you to meet. This is Sophie. Sophie, this is Mia."

"Hey, what position do you play?" asked Mia.
"What?" responded Sophie, looking confused.
"Didn't you come to join my soccer team? Or do you call it football?" asked Mia.
Then Clara said, "Mia, not everything is about soccer! Sophie is the new girl that is moving in with us."
"Oops!" said Mia, "I guess I just have soccer on my mind. I'm the team captain and it's a big responsibility."

"That's okay," said Sophie. "Maybe I could play on your team. I have a little experience, but not much. I'd be willing to try."

And then they sat down and had a snack and chatted about all kinds of things, making Sophie feel very welcome. Despite the World Cup going on, life is not always about soccer!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ivy Goes Visiting

Yesterday our Mama visited a friend who collects dolls, but not AGs. However, this friend does have some AG furniture just because she loves it. Her dolls are 1/6th scale, so it's a testament to AG's quality and uniqueness that she buys the furniture just for itself. Ivy didn't have anyone to play with, but she found some fun things to do anyway.

Ivy went along and had a great time playing while the grown-ups had iced tea and chatted.

First Ivy found a doll that she fell in love with.

She gave it a ride in an old stroller.

And then she found a desk just her size and wrote in a little leather book. She said that what she wrote was a secret!

Do you ever go visiting where the grown-ups sit and talk and there is no one to play with? What do you do then?

~ Kiki

P.S. Our reading list has reappeared! Thank you blogspot!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dollies and Painting

Today was a hot day and the girls retreated indoors during the warmest part. Here's what I found them doing.

Amanda and Addy played with their dolls. I think they could do that all day long! Amanda got a new dolly stroller and shared it with Addy.

Nellie joined in the dolly fun, but poor Samantha had not finished her embroidery project and could not play yet. I actually don't think she looks too unhappy, though. Maybe she likes to do her stitching work.

I found Saige in the art studio. The thick adobe walls keep it nice and cool. That is definitely her favorite place to hang out.

She was just finishing another lovely painting. I admire her talent!

What did you do today? Is it hot where you live?

~ Kiki

Monday, June 23, 2014

Blogger Troubles and a Few Pics

I am having trouble with blogger right now and don't know how to fix it. I've sent feedback to them several times. The problem is that I can't get my reading list to load so that I can visit all of your wonderful blogs. :( The only thing I can do is click on people's comments to my blogs to find them, and even that doesn't always work because sometimes it sends me to google+. I don't know what is going on, but I know there are changes happening with google+ that are complicating my life! Anyway, just wanted you all to know. And to thank you for stopping by, I'll include a few photos:

Josefina went to a street fair in our town on Friday night and posed in this antique wagon. I guess it wasn't antique to her!

Kanani went outside to look far a rainbow last evening after we had a lovely shower. She didn't find a rainbow, but the light was gorgeous.

Everything is always so green after it rains and the air smells fresh and clean.

That's all for now.

~ Kiki

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lazy Summer Days!

I don't have much to share today, but I will have to start getting photos of our summer adventures. In the works are a dance camp, gymnastics camp, volunteering at a therapy riding center and, of course, pool parties! Yikes!

But, for today I have a photo of Mia in a tree. Why was she in the tree? We were playing hide-and-seek and she climbed into the crabapple tree. No one could find her so she had to wave and call to us when we finally gave up!

Ivy is settling in here and was especially glad to get out of that winter looking outfit she had on. I'm sure you will be seeing lots more of my little sister!

Kiki - signing off!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Shopping at American Girl and a Surprise

Hello from Eva! I'm your blogger today because I got to go to the AG store. When it comes to shopping, I'm your girl! I'm the one around here that follows fashion trends, and sometimes I even set them myself! teehee Someday I want to be a famous designer. But, I'm also a budding ballerina and I wanted to see the wonderful things they have for Isabelle.

My friend Charlotte came along and the first thing we did was hop in Julie's car and pretend to drive. That car is soooooo cool.

We always make new friends at the store, and we get to hear all the gossip from the dolls that live there.

Charlotte loves horses, so we stopped to pet one. He was very soft!

A highlight of the trip for me was getting my hair done! Some of you know that my twin Mia and I came with a special braid in our hair. After that got kind of messy I took it out, but it's complicated to recreate. Even the stylist had to get some help remembering how to do it. I felt like a celebrity sitting in that chair!

When I got home lots of my sisters gathered around to hear about the store and see my hairdo. I told them every teeny, tiny detail of our trip. And then the big surprise...

We have a new sister! Ivy came home with us! She is really sweet and I know she will fit in right away. First, she needs to get out of those wintery clothes!

I could not forget my twin, Mia, so I made sure our person got her something special: a skate board and a new outfit to wear. Mia is thrilled and since she's such a good athlete she hopped right on and posed for a photo.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Bye for now ~ Eva :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Isabelle Visits a Wool Market

Our person decided to go to the mountains and visit a wool market over the weekend. Isabelle was the doll that got to go along because she loves fibers and fiber arts. There were hand spun and hand dyed yarns to purchase, or you could buy a whole fleece and spin it yourself. There was so much to see that Izzy was a bit overwhelmed. However, the best part was seeing the animals that the wool comes from. There were llamas, goats, sheep, rabbits, alpacas and Paco Vicuñas.

Izzy and our person fell in love with these sweet animals. They are native to Peru, not exported anymore, and so very rare. They can cost $10,000! Their wool feels like a cloud and is softer than any other kind. We could not even afford to buy the yarn, let alone a Vicuña!

Here are some more photos of them:

They look kind of like little aliens!

They had just been shorn (or is it sheered?) for the show and their wool was for sale.

This one is an alpaca that looks kind of like a teddy bear.

Everyone got carried away taking photos of the Vicuñas! That's the last one. Promise!

After the show Izzy took a nice walk along the river before having dinner. She is determined to have her own Paco Vicuña, someday! She better start saving now!

Written by Kiki who is still the best reporter! ;)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Name and A Very Green Walk

Hi everyone, it's Kiki. Now I know the title of the blog is different, but you know what? It really started out as Mia's and Eva's blog and I decided it was only fair to let them have it back. They are twins, but they are so different. Mia loves sports and Eva loves fashion. Anyway, I'll still be around, so I left my name up, too.

Today I went for a long walk by the creek. It was so lush and green! I'm glad I wore my new green dress so I fit right in.

It looks like it was snowing, but really that is cotton fluff from the cottonwood trees. It was everywhere!

Do I look like a model here? teehee!!!

I was a long walk and I started to get tired.

I wasn't the only one! Our person's puppy decided it was time for a rest and dug a nice bed in the cool sand.

Thanks all for now.
~ Kiki

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Back Again and Introducing Isabelle

Long time no blog! I'm sorry to have been away for over a year. How did that happen? Our person traveled a lot last year and she could not always have us along on her adventures. Other times we came along, but did not get in any photos. I'm going to have to make sure that doesn't happen again!

The big news around here is that Isabelle came to live with us. She is so pretty! She's also talented, both in dancing and in making stuff. She loves to sew and craft and even knit. She brought us each a rainbow loom bracelet that she made without even using a loom. Yep, she's good at lots of things.

Some people think she looks a lot like Ella, so we took a photo of the two together. See their bracelets? I have one, too, but I'm barely in the photo!

Over in the historical part of Pleasantview there is a new person as well. Nellie finally came home to live with Samantha and Amanda. Boy are they happy!

I'll be back soon with more news. Promise!

~ Kiki