So last Saturday the girls and I decided to take a trip out to MOA to visit the American Girl store! Noelle got her first catalogue in the mail about a month ago and has been reading it and drooling over it ever since. She seriously will look at the catalog cover to cover and gasp over every single page. She knows all the American Girls by name (Julie from 1974 is her favorite) and she watches youtube videos all the time on how to create American Girl bedrooms and crafts. Then she went to her friend Kyra's house, who has Maryellen and she just about lost her mind. So finally I thought we should visit the store ourselves.
She absolutely loves the accessories! Here is the ice cream cart, a definite fave.
The girls playing with the Bitty Babies. Halle LOVES these babies!!
The girls had SO much fun! I had no idea that the store was set up for kids to explore, touch, and play! For whatever reason I thought it was more for display and not as hands on. I was wrong! The girls and I spent TWO HOURS in the store, playing with the dolls, admiring the set ups, drooling over the display cases, and watched some dolls get hairdos in the salon.
Now Noelle is pretty set on getting her own American Girl doll, which I don't blame her, because they are SO awesome. I always wanted one as well growing up and I can see the fascination. Noelle loves the old generation ones, with stories, names, and details. She's not as into the modern ones, which is funny. I think it's great, personally, and I know she will be getting her own doll sooner than later. Halle is gung-ho on a Bitty Baby, but we will see!! (She just wants to do whatever her older sister does!)
Of course, being at MOA we had to go to some other stores too! Here we stopped at the Disney store where Noelle and Halle played with some light sabers, haha.
And Lego land, of course!! We love going to the MOA. So many fun things to do!! It was such a fun Saturday with my girls, and we had such a good time spending time with each other - mommy and girlies. We spent the whole day there, including lunch, and I can't wait to go back! Next time, we are planning on dining at the American Girl bistro!! :)