Friday, April 23, 2010

A Doll A Week 16/52: The New Kid

This little girl is the newest kid here.  She is a cousin of Susie.  We don't know her name yet. We are waiting for her to tell us what it is!  She has a twin sister, who came with her.  When they arrived, they were quite pale, but they've gotten a bit of color and are slowly recovering from their trip.  We'll introduce her sister next week - and maybe we'll know their names!

editor's notes:  She is Custom House Petite r.Ai Jenniel.  

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I wanted to share a picture of our lilacs with you.  We have planted a hedge of them along one side of our front yard.  It smells delicious when you come to or leave our house!  I wish they would bloom all summer, but we'll just have to enjoy them while we can!

- Ruthie

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rainy Day Fun

Kit, Emily and Ruthie were stuck inside today because of the rain.  They really wanted to be able to go out and play when they got home from school, but it was just too wet.

They decided to get out Kit's typewriter and set it up on her new desk and pretend that they were newspaper writers and editors!

Kit said that she'd be the copywriter and type all the stories.  I think she just likes to sit at her new desk!  Ruthie and Emily were a bit down because they were out of story ideas and could only come up with a weather report!

Then they decided that the would take turns typing the stories, because that's what friends do.

It is a lot easier to come up with good stories when you are having a good time with your friends!

Catherine's New Look

My big sister, Catherine, has let her hair grow out! Do you remember her when she read the Christmas story to the kids here?  It was shorter then.

She went and got her hair styled last night.  She is in love with her hair!  What do you think?

She really likes her new softer look.  Next thing you know, she's going to want to change her eyelashes and get a different color for her contacts!

- Little Sister - Samantha

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Doll A Week 15/52: Maggie

This is Maggie.  She is Erica's best friend and another doll by Goetz/Sissel B. Skille.  She arrived on October 7, 2005. She loves to read and watch old movies.  Her favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz.  She also loves to do crafts and make stuffies.  Of course, her most favorite thing to do is play with Erica.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Doll A Week 14/52: Erica

This is Erica.  She is a Goetz Stefka by Sissel B. Skille.  She came to live with us on July 18th, 2005.  She is one of our family's travelers.  She has gone with the humans to Florida several times, visiting St. Augustine, Gainesville and Walt Disney World!  She once tried a new hairdo, hoping to find something that wasn't as high maintenance as her blond mohair, but she realized she was very attached to her hair as it was.  She doesn't mind the wind blown look - it looks natural to her.  She loves nature, traveling and discovering new things.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope that all of my friends have a blessed Easter day today!  

We enjoyed joyous voices singing, our church's pipe organ and brass group (with M. on the trumpet) playing songs full of Alleluia's, sunshine, fresh air, delicious danishes and teas for breakfast and the companionship of family.  
We are thankful for all of these things, but most of all, we are thankful for God's gift of his son, Jesus, who died to redeem us for our sins so that we can enjoy eternal life in Heaven.

Happy Easter!

- Samantha

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Doll A Week 13/52: Kit

As a quilter, I always loved the 1930's reproduction prints - my daughter's first twin size quilt was made using those fabrics.  When American Girl came out with Kit, I was really smitten by her.  I loved her clothes, furniture, accessories, and thought she was just great!  My daughter got Kit a long time ago, and she's been well loved.  Her nice, soft eyelashes (pre-Mattel) sometimes slide back into her eyes (lately we see little of her eyelashes), but M. would never send her back for repairs. 

With American Girl offering free shipping last month, and a bonus from work, I had to have my own American Girl Kit.  She's been here a week now, and I'm glad to have her.  All the girls are trying to wear dresses and skirts to be pretty for Easter, but I am looking forward to trying on other outfits, too.  

Maybe she should come up with her own name, so that there's less confusion with 2 girls living her with the same name!