Things I Play With My Dolls
Yesterday I walked in my bedroom and heard Saige, Clara, Cecile, and Eli playing. They were being so cute that I just had to take some pictures of them! I started taking pictures a little late into the game, so if you’re confused by something, don’t worry- as a “mom”, I was a little lost on what was going on myself 😛
Saige (who was playing a princess) was writing in her diary when her servant (Clara) walked in.
“Your Highness, those two people who were here earlier would like to see you.” Clara said.
“Oh, yes, please send them in.” Saige said- trying to make her voice sound like an adult.
“Princess, we found something that will help us escape the evil duchess- uh- Melinda Zoosh!” Cecile hesitated as she tried to remember the name of the duchess.
Eli whispered to Clara, “Uh, I think the servant would have left the room.” Clara smiled and said “Oh! Right!” and walked away.
“Oh? And what is it?” The princess asked.
“It’s in this pouch.” Cecile said as she laid a black drawstring pouch on the desk.
The princess opened it and took out an old coin (it’s really supposed to be something else, though 😉 ). “What is this?” The princess asked.
“It’s a travel stone. There were only three made and two have been used already. This is the very last one. We used the second one to get back here.” Eli explained.
“Ah, I see. But- what are we gonna use it for?” The princess inquired.
“We’re going to use it to get everyone in the kingdom away from the Duchess. We’re going back where we came from.” Cecile said. I’m pretty sure Cecile and Eli were really from the land they’re in now, but used a Travel Stone to take them to our modern day world. And then they used another one to bring them back. That’s what I was able to deduce 😉
Saige threw her hands in the air and yelled, “HOLD IT! Time out on playing for a minute! Where on earth is this story going? It keeps getting more and more confusing!”
Cecile turned around and leaned over the bunk bed. “I don’t know! I’m confused, too!!” Cecile exclaimed. “Well, it is improv, it’s not all supposed to make perfect sense like a book, you know.” Eli said a little annoyed.
“Um, do I have a say in what’s going on? I know I’m just a servant, but I’m playing too!” Clara stated.
Cecile put her hand on her head and said, “WAIT! I have an idea!! What if me and Eli are really like minions or whatever to the evil Duchess and she wants everyone to go to another land for some weird reason that we don’t need to say, cause then we’d be really stuck!”
“Oh, that’s cool! I like playing the bad guy!” Eli said, finally getting into the story. I think he was a little bored at first 😛
“Yeah, I like that!” Saige said, reaching her hand out to give Cecile a high five.
“Good idea, Cece!” Clara said.
“Alright, so we should take you guys captive and tie you up or something!” Eli said with a grin. What a boy, right?
After everything had been settled they continued with their story.
(They’re pretending to be tied up. Looks like Eli got his way 😛 )
(Now Cecile and Eli were pretending to be different people who were helping Saige and Clara escape. They’re walking over a bridge that’s a 100 ft. high!)
And they played!
(Saige was attacking Cecile cause now Cecile was being bad again 😛 )
After they had finished their game I asked to take a group photo of them. Aren’t they just too cute? 😀
Do you ever have problems when you’re playing and just can’t figure out where the story is going? It happens to me all the time! 😀 😛
Hey everyone! Before we start the photostory I have to let you know something:
When my dolls go to Camp Doll Diaries they aren’t gonna be my “kids” that are going, but they will all be from different families and will be friends 🙂
Now that I’ve given you that piece of information, let’s get on with the story!
“Clara! Clara! Clara!!” Rebecca screamed as she came bursting through the bedroom door.
“Now that you’ve scared me half to death, what is it?” Clara asked with a smile, but still trying to catch her breath. She was very startled.
“Look! We got a postcard and it says that Camp Doll Diaries will be starting on June 2nd!!” Rebecca said.
“That’s super soon and this year you can come with me because now you’re old enough! Isn’t that exciting? We’ll have so much fun together!!” Rebecca said excitedly.
“Oh, yeah, that’s real exciting.” Clara said as she turned her head away.
“Clara? What’s wrong? I thought you’d be sooo excited! You were really sad when you couldn’t go last year.” Rebecca said, feeling confused.
Clara got up from her desk and walked over to the vanity. “I know, Becca, it’s just that…. Well, I think I’ll stay here again. It really wasn’t so bad last year.” Clara said sadly.
“Clara, you said you were super lonely and bored with me gone all summer. Now, what’s really wrong?” Rebecca asked.
“I know what I said last year, and it was true. I really was sad, but now that I’m old enough and now that it’s here-” Clara paused for a moment. She was ashamed to say how she felt because Rebecca was so outgoing and brave. Clara really looked up to her. Finally, somehow she managed to get out the words, “The truth is, Rebecca, I’m scared! I’m not going to know anyone or how to do anything! I’m the type of girl who’d like to stay inside and read a book or watch movies! I just don’t think I could handle it.” Clara cried.
“Oh, Clara! I understand how you feel. I felt the same way when I first went to camp. But I promise you that you’ll be just fine! You’re going to love camp and make lots of new friends! And if you want, you could spend all of your time in the crafting cabin or sitting on your bed reading a book. No matter what you choose to do, I know you’ll have the time of your life!” Rebecca explained.
“Thanks, Rebecca! I guess I’ll go, but I probably won’t stop being scared until after the first day of camp.” Clara said with a little smile. She was still very nervous, but if what her sister said was true, she thought she might as well give it a try.
Today, my mom and I did some crafting! We had SO much fun making these things for Camp Doll Diaries!
Have you started preparing for Camp? Do you have a “child” who’s as scared as Clara?
Hey everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but the computer I use for all of my blogging isn’t working right now, so I have to wait for a chance to get on my mom or dad’s computer. And now I can finally post! Yay! 😀
On Friday afternoon Annika and Jess were just hanging out and getting to know each other a little better.
“It must be hard for you to get used to such a ginormous family. Especially since you’ve never had any brothers or sisters of your own.” Annika said kindly, but just as she was about to continue she noticed a sad look on Jess’s face. “Jess, are you okay? I didn’t mean to make you upset.” Annika apologized.
“It’s not your fault. It’s just that- I have had siblings before…” Jess’s voice trailed off and tears welled up in her eyes.
“What happened to them?” Annika asked. “But, I understand if you don’t wanna talk about it.”
“No, it’s good to talk about these things with someone. It can be comforting.” Jess let out a sigh and began her story, “You already know that my parent’s died just a few weeks ago. They were archaeologists and I went with them on their last trip. They had to sail to another part of the island, but it was nighttime and there was a storm. Everyone, including me, tried to convince them to wait until the storm had passed, but they didn’t listen. I watched them sail away and I saw the sea devour their ship.” By now, Jess had tears streaming down her cheeks. “Every time I close my eyes at night I see my parents and their ship being destroyed.”
“Oh, Jess! I am so sorry that you had to see that and also that you’re parents died. But-” Annika paused as she tried to figure out how she was going to ask this. “But, you said you had siblings. Were they on the ship, too?”
“No, they weren’t. They died four years ago, when I was 10. Heather and Jason were my older brother and sister. Heather was 16 and Jason was 17. We all went on a trip to Belize with our parents, for their work. And one day we three were exploring in one of the caves when suddenly it began to cave in. Since I was younger they sent me running first while they grabbed our backpacks. I made it out of the cave safely and I remember seeing their faces filled with fear as they were running out and they were almost safe, but-”
Jess turned her head to away to hide her tears.
“But, what?” Annika asked.
“The rocks fell in front of them. They didn’t make it.” Jess replied, her voice shaky from crying.
Annika jumped from her seat and gave her sister a big hug. “I am so sorry, Jess!” Annika said and she, too, was crying.
Jess tried blinking away her tears, but they still came pouring down. It was going to take a long time to get used to her new family.
Did any of your “daughters” ever know their real “parents”?
Annika- “Hi everyone! It’s me, Annika, with my brother Eli.”
Elijah- “Hey, guys! Do you know what movie came out yesterday?”
Annika- “The second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug! You may or may not know, but we LOVE The Lord of The Rings movies as well as The Hobbit movies. They are just SO good!”
Annika- “Me and Eli are the only kids who have seen the movies because mommy feels that it is just too scary for the others.”
Elijah- “Yeah, but they’re really good! I like all of the action and sword fighting and one of the elves, Legolas uses a bow and arrow! He’s definitely my favorite character, but I also like Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo, Gimli, Sam, Merry and Pippin-”
Annika- “Eli, why don’t you just say that it’s too hard to pick a favorite before you list everyone that’s in the movie?”
Elijah- “Oh, fine. So, yeah, I like the movies, but I’m mad that the girl elf, Tauriel is made up. She’s not even in the book!! So practically every scene she’s in is fake and made up and not in the book!!”
Annika- “Yeah, that’s a little disappointing, but I do like Tauriel. She’s really cool and nice! I think her character is good. And Eli, Legolas wasn’t in The Hobbit books either.”
Elijah- “Oh-Well-uh-yeah, but he’s cool and actually exists!”
Annika- “Oh, Eli.” *giggles*
Annika- “These are called POP!s. The one on the left is Legolas who mommy got in her stocking last Christmas, and the other is Bilbo who belongs to our gramma (Jaclynn’s mom).
Elijah- “These ones are Thorin Oakenshield King Under The Mountain, and Gandalf The Grey Pilgrim and most awesome Wizard EVER!”
Annika- “Eli, you can just say their names.”
Annika- “And of course there’s the movie! Mommy bought it yesterday and we watched it last night!”
Annika- “I hope you enjoyed our little review-ish thing-y! And please let us know if you’ve seen The Hobbit or would like to! We’d love to know!”
Both- “Bye for now!”
Annika & Eli
With help from
Ever since Kristoff came to live with us he has been missing Sven (his reindeer) so much. Just before I adopted him, Sven was taken away. We didn’t know where, but I found out that the orphanage sold him. I have been doing all I can to get him back, but it’s been very hard. And today, Kristoff was feeling very upset….
Kristoff walked into the bedroom with his head hanging down.
Cecile noticed that he looked very sad, so she asked, “Kristoff, are you okay?”
Kristoff moved closer to where Cecile was sitting, with his head still hanging down. “You’re missing Sven, aren’t you?” Cecile asked sympathetically. Kristoff turned his eyes away and nodded his head.
“I miss him a whole lot. Sven and me have always been together. I don’t think I’ll ever see him again.” Kristoff said sadly.
Overhearing the conversation, Lissie went over to Kristoff and placed her hand on his shoulder. “I know you miss, Sven, Kristoff, but you can’t give up hope! Mommy is trying to get him back for you still, so you just may see him again. And just think, Sven wouldn’t want you feeling sad because he’s not here with you. He would want you to be having fun and enjoying your days.” Felicity said kindly. She was always good at making people feel better.
“What’s wrong?” I asked as I walked in the room. “I miss Sven.” Kristoff replied.
“Oh, I see. Why don’t you go in the stables and visit with the horses? I know it will make you feel better.” I said with a smile.
Kristoff looked at Penny and sighed, “This isn’t making me feel better. It makes me miss him even more.” Kristoff was just about to turn around and go inside when he saw something…
It was a little fluffy tail! Kristoff got a little curious, so he walked over to the next stall.
“Sven! Sven! Sven! It’s you!!” Kristoff shouted happily.
Kristoff went in the stall to pet him when Sven tackled him to the ground! Sven was just as happy to see Kristoff as Kristoff was to see Sven! Kristoff laughed and laughed. “Sven, I missed you! I can’t believe you’re here!”
Now, I just have to make sure that Kristoff doesn’t share any carrots with Sven 🙂
He is the cutest little thing!! Just like in the movie 😀
Hello everyone! It’s me, Annika and I’m here to tell you something that happened just this morning…
It was quite a normal day. I was reading a book, Elijah was watching a show, and Samantha was just about to start cleaning (as she always does).
“Eli! What are you doing?” Samantha asked with a disgusted look.
“Whadd’ya mean? I’m watching Spongebob!” Eli replied, he thought it was pretty obvious.
“Look how you’re sitting!! You look disgusting!! Can’t you sit the right way?” Samantha asked.
“But I’m comfortable!” Elijah protested. He looked over at me and I could tell that Samantha was annoying him.
“Eli, why don’t you actually sit in the chair instead of slouching your entire body in it?” I said and nodded my head “yes” so he would know that I wasn’t teaming up with her, but just trying to make her calm down. With a sigh, Eli changed his position…
But his feet were still on the table. Samantha looked at me and pointed to his feet. “It’s okay, Samantha.” I said and she started cleaning.
After a little while I thought I heard a strange yelp. “What was that?” I asked. “Hm. I dunno! Probably one of the neighbor’s dogs.” Eli replied.
Then Kaya walked in the room saying, “Come on, it’s okay! Good boy!”
It was a little puppy!! Oh, what a sweet face!
Me and Elijah got up immediately, but Samantha didn’t even notice that a dog was in our bedroom. “Kaya, where did this dog come from?” I asked.
“When I went outside to get the mail I saw him just walking in the street. He was all alone, so I brought him inside with me.” Kaya explained. Oh dear! A stray dog with no collar!! Mommy was not gonna be happy.
“Kaya, you can’t just bring a stray dog into our house!” I was going to say more, but then the little puppy walked over to us and Eli started petting him. Uh-oh! He can’t start bonding with him!
“Elijah, stop petting him! He probably won’t be staying and if you bond with him it will be even harder to leave him.” I tried to explain, but he just continued petting and talking to the puppy.
By now, Samantha had noticed a dog was in here. “Oh, my gosh!! Kaya what did you do?! We can’t have a dog!! I need to get mommy!” Samantha said. She freaks out a lot 😉
Then he looked up at me with those adorable little puppy eyes. How could I not pet him? He was one of the cutest dogs I had ever seen! “Aww, good boy!” I said as he licked my hand.
“Eli, you know mommy probably won’t let him stay, right?” I said.
“Why not?” Eli asked.
“Because we already have a kitten, two horses, and two foals. Plus there’s all of us she has provide for. It would be a lot to take in a puppy.” I explained.
“All right, what’s this Samantha tells me about a pupp-” Mommy paused when she saw us with the puppy. We all waited for her to speak. “Kaya, you can’t bring in a stra-” She paused again as she looked at his face.
“Eli, I know how much you want a dog, but- well-” She sighed. “I’m gonna go get a box.” Mommy said.
“What for?” We asked in unison.
“For the puppy. He’s gonna need a bed to sleep in.” She replied with a smile. Apparently she couldn’t resist his face either!
Eli couldn’t be happier!! He finally had his own dog! Pepper is the perfect dog for him! 🙂
Yep! I got Pepper and the Pet Hiking Set when they went on sale on Jill’s Steals & Deals for about $12 or $15!! I have wanted him for awhile and I’m very happy to have him! He is my first AG Pet 🙂
Do your dolls have any pets?
I know that Anna is not an American Girl Doll, but she is played with as one of my “kids”, so I thought that she could use a little attention. Besides, I’m dying to show you all of the different expressions she can make just by the angle of her head 🙂
Anna laid her head on her little play table feeling very blah. “I’m bored.” Anna sighed. She stayed there a little while longer and then-
-she sat up! “I know what I wanna play with!” Anna exclaimed.
She quickly headed out the door. What was she up to?
She was getting her Squinky Castle of course!
She gently placed the castle on her table.
She took off the lid and got out all of these squinkies! Which one will she take out of it’s bubble first?
Anna looks very happy with this one! But who is it?
It’s Merida!! She is her favorite Disney Princess right now. But I have a feeling once she sees Frozen, she will LOVE Anna 😉
Anna played for a long time. But after a while, she started to get hungry and a little tired of playing with squinkies.
She got up and went to the door, she was on her way to get a cookie. But she was leaving quite a mess behind! “I’ll pick it up later.” Anna said.
But it looks like she knows, she’ll end up watching a movie and one of her big sisters will be cleaning up her mess!
Anna is truly an amazing doll and I am SO happy to have her! I hope to add Kristoff to my little family sometime as well, but I don’t expect that to be soon. He’s been sold out for a while and I can’t find him anywhere 😕
Do you have any squinkies?
I hope you enjoyed!
P.S. Today is the LAST day to vote for who you think looks best in the Cozy Sweater Outfit. If you haven’t voted yet, there’s still time! Simply CLICK HERE to vote!
Hi Girls! I haven’t posted a story for a while, but I have exciting news that Annika is going to share with you (along with Caroline 😉 )! I’ll let her take it from here-
“Hello everyone! Mommy has given me an assignment to tell you something super exciting!! Okay, here it is…
We are all getting ready for a BRAND NEW Photostory Series that will be starting up in a week or two! We are very excited and although there are some who aren’t in the series (or who may be playing very minor roles) they’re excited, too because we all share a part in each photostory.” 🙂
“Annika! Look at these ribbons!!” Caroline said opening the drawer.
“These purple ones will go great with my outfit!! And the green ones are PERFECT for you!!” Caroline squealed.
“You’re right! We’ll have to ask mommy if they wear ribbons in the movie.” I replied.
“Well, I have to go now! There is still so much to do and we all have to help each other. I hope you all are having a great day! Bye!” *Whispers* “Caroline, say bye to everyone!”
“Oh, right! Bye everyone!” Caroline said.
P.S. Jaclynn here! If you have more name ideas for the MAG in “What Would You Name Her” there is still time to submit them! Today is the LAST DAY! 😉
I have been wanting a chart of things to do with my AG dolls for a long time and today my mom made one! It came out great and I would like to share it with all of you, too! 🙂
Click on the PDF file below to download the chart.
This is also a great chart for those older girls who are running out of ideas of what to do with their dolls. 😉
I hope you all have fun doing this! Let me know how it works out for you 🙂
“Hey, everyone! My mom took me to the mall today and we looked in the Lego store!! I wanted a lot of the sets, but we didn’t buy anything. Anywaaaays, we also went in the Build-A-Bear Workshop store and I got a really cool shirt! My mom wanted to do a photoshoot of me, so here we go!”
“Isn’t that a cool shirt?? I really like the colors blue and green. I think they’re my favorite colors. But I also like red and black and gray and- oh, back to the photoshoot!”
“Another real cool thing is that it has a hood!”
“I think this is a cool picture, haha!” 😛
“Well’p that’s all! This shirt was $7.50, but mom had a coupon, so it was only like $2!! Bye for now!”
How do you like my new shirt?
Elijah (mom helped, too!)