Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fall In The Garden

Kiki's Pumpkin

Today Chavonne and I enjoyed a lovely, warm day in the garden. I decided to pick the pumpkin I grew.

Chavonne

Chavonne was feeling lazy with the warm sunshine. She's posing next to a large, old cottonwood tree.

Relaxing

Then she decided to just sit on the bench and watch the birds and the clouds.

Hope you are having a nice autumn!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Journey Girls - Photos and Review

Today I thought I would take over Kiki's blog to share two of my Journey Girls. I actually have four of them. They were all purchased at a very deep discount from Toys R Us. My opinion only, but I think the faces are very pretty and their eyes are beautiful. The bodies are not as nice as the AG's, and kind of look like where AG might be heading with the flatter bottoms. I like the vinyl breastplate which makes sleeveless and lower collared clothes look good. The hair is rooted and is probably not the quality of an AG wig, but is pretty. The clothing made by JG is excellent with lovely fabrics and finished seams. It's actually better than many of AGs newer outfits, but won't fit the AGs since the JGs are slimmer which is too bad. The shoes don't fit AGs either. JGs have narrower feet that are also a tiny bit longer. I think of these girls as a bit older than my AGs, perhaps 12 - 13 years old, whereas my AGs are only 9 or 10.

Friends

Here are two girls with Kiki for comparison. Kerry on the left is wearing an outfit from Michael's. Kerry's hair is very thick, a lovely color and her green eyes are especially nice. They are a bit more green in real life, but this was just a photo taken with my phone. Julia in the middle is wearing an OG outfit. By the way, this OG outfit has real embroidery on the shirt and it's a nice sturdy cotton. The shorts are cute with a tie in front, but were much too tight for Kiki to wear. The outfit came with the bag, headband and sandals which I forgot to use. Julia's hair is not as thick as Kerry's, but I like the color and shine.

And a few more photos:

Kerry

Julia

Twins?

The dolls are not the quality of an AG, but are also just a fraction of the price. I find these girls to fit nicely in my doll collection, like the variety, and appreciate being able to pick up a little something for them at a low cost. I'm not trying to convince anyone to like or buy them, but I do have a variety of dolls in my collection and enjoy these so thought I'd share.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kiki Catches Cold

Kiki is Sick!
"What are you doing in bed, Kiki?" asked Rosie. "It's a gorgeous, warm day outside and you of all people should be out there enjoying it. The daffodils are even blooming!"

Sorry Crouton
"Sorry, Rosie. I have a terrible cold and have to stay in bed," replied a sad Kiki.

Chicken Soup
Word got out that Kiki was sick in bed and friends began to arrive. Grace made her some chicken soup.

Anna helps
Anna arrived and knew just what Kiki needed...

Hot Tea
Hot tea and honey!

Too Much!
But, soon too many people were coming in with too many things and poor Kiki was overwhelmed, until Josefina arrived.

Stop!
"¡Basta! That's enough!" called out Josefina. "You've all been helpful, but now it's time to let Kiki rest."

Kiki Needs Rest
Josefina tucked Kiki into bed and told her to have a nice nap.

Time to Go
The girls left the room quietly. "Feel better, Kiki!" they whispered. I hope she feels better quickly and can get out to enjoy this lovely spring weather.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kiki Visits New York City

I just spent six days in NYC and Kiki came along. She spent quite a bit of time in the hotel room because I didn't want carry her around on the subway and through the crowded streets. We stayed on Times Square, right in the heart of things.

Out The Window
This is one view out of the hotel, looking toward the Hudson River.

Bright Lights
NYC
And the streets outside at night.

But, of course, there was one outing where Kiki had to come along...

AG Store NYC
The American Girl store!

The Newest Kids
Two new kids were right at the entrance to greet us: Tenney and Logan, of course!

Kiki Meets Logan
Logan was very popular. One little girl had hers already out of the box so we asked if we could take a photo.

AG Shopping
The store was really busy, but we had fun looking around.

Kiki at Rockefeller center
After visiting the store, we stopped to watch the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center and then walked back to the hotel.

Melinda's last outing in the city was a very special one:

Hamilton!
Outside the theater...

Kiki at Rockefeller center
And the set before the show started.

Yep! She got to see Hamilton and it was all she had imagined and much, much more.