Here she is outside right after Matt and Sammy dropped us off. They headed out to the sled hill because Sammy was really sad that he couldn't come with us, (he's also really into the Madeline shows lately, but that's a later topic). Someone gave us this coat and it was the perfect time for her to wear it. I think she looked like a little Samantha doll herself. You may also notice in the above photo her doll Josefina's "before" hair. We'll show you the "after" momentarily.
We went immediately to the doll hair salon because we were hoping to get Josefina's rat's nest smoothed out before lunch, but, alas, they said it would take about an hour and a half before she'd be ready. The good news was that they will give you a loaner Josefina to take with you to lunch and then they'll deliver your doll when she's done in the salon. These people think of everything! As my friend Bridget said "you wouldn't know the economy was a disaster if you worked at the American Girl Doll store." They know how to charge you for everything! But we got our American Girl doll as a hand-me-down, so I decided the $20 for fixing her hair saved me from buying a new doll for $100.
Lunch was cute. The mommies had quiche and the girls had what they call the "American girl picnic" which was a mini-hamburger, a mini-hotdog, and a mini-maccaroni-and-cheese. They were both full after the cheese puff appetizer though, so they hardly ate....until dessert of course. Dessert was a tiny heart shaped cupcake, a candy-cane shaped cookie, and chocolate mouse that came in a tiny flower pot with a daisy in it. Very cute, again. The dolls got special little seats at the table as well.
Here they are outside of the store waiting for the daddies to pick us up. Bridget was inside returning a dress for which they accidentally charged her double. I guess it's good we went, but I'm not in a hurry to get back. I grabbed Josefina's summer outfit and a fancy Felicity dress for Claire for Christmas on the way out. Now, I need a nap. No more Michigan Avenue this year.