I’ve noticed a few blogs have been taking family photos of their dolls, and I’ve always wanted to do that, but because I have so many, it would take HOURS to get them all ready, so I never did it. But- it is time to stop being lazy, LOL! 😛
Back row, left to right- Addy, Josefina, Felicity, Kirsten, Rebecca, Kanani, Marie-Grace, Caroline, and Saige.
Bottom row, left to right- Beth, Annika, Kendra, Cecile, Caleb, Samantha, Jeremy, Kaya, Mickey, Jess, Minnie, Clara, and Janie
I took a family photo of all of my AG dolls (including my sisters) on Saturday and I think it turned out great! It was so neat to see them all set up together 🙂 I was going to do a family photo that included everyone in my doll family, which would include MyTwinn, Disney Toddler Dolls, and other baby dolls, but I didn’t have room anywhere to get a picture of all of them! So maybe some day I’ll get a family picture of my non-AG dolls 😉
Who is in your American Girl Doll family?
Jake went over to Captain Coronado to thank her again. “I can’t tell you how grateful I am to ye.” Jake said.
“Aye, I know ye are. Twas the least I could do.” Captain Coronado replied. Then she reached into her desk and pulled something out of it…
“Here, I want ye to have this. It will bring ye wisdom. But, ye must promise never to take yer eyes off it! Any evil pirate would die fer a special item as this.” Captain Coronado explained.
“Thank ye. And, aye, ye have my word.” Jake promised.
“Now then. Ye best get prepared for battle. Blackheart will have heard of what I done and I’m sure she’ll be comin’ after ye with ships and cannons. Ye must be ready.” Captain Coronado stated.
“Aye, we’ll start preparin’ for battle right away.” Jake said.
I had been talking with Siara, but as soon as I heard Jake mention battle I turned my head towards him. I didn’t want to have anything to do with a battle. But since Jake thought it was best, I knew it was only right for me to follow him- whether I liked it or not.
Meanwhile, Blackheart was on the hunt for me and Jake. I knew she would not rest until we were back in her cells.
“Captain Jones! Captain! Captain!” Blackheart’s deckhand called. “Aye, what is it?!” Blackheart shouted. “It’s a note! It’s about The Code!” The deckhand explained. “WHAT?!” Blackheart yelled furiously and snatched the note from his hand.
The note said: “Code number 12 has hereby been terminated by Captain Coronado- The Keeper of The Code.”
Blackheart exclaimed in disgust. She threw the note to the ground and squished it with her foot.
“YOU! Bring me some paper NOW! I have me own little note I need to write. Thar troubles are far from over…” Blackheart ordered.
“Aye, Cap’n!” He said and scurried off.
“Victoria, we have to be prepared to defend ourselves!” Jake stated. I had been talking with him about the battle. I know I had decided to follow him, but I just didn’t want there to be any battle.
“I know, but perhaps we could try reasoning with her first!” I said.
“Uh, ‘scuse me, but while ye were talkin’ a bird dropped this here note. Ye might wanna take a look.” Siara said.
Jake read aloud: “As Captain Blackheart Jones’ second in command, I regret to inform you that Captain Jones is dead. Ye are now free from her wrath. Captain Reed.”
“What? Sh-she’s dead? But how? What on earth happened?” I was in a state of shock. It didn’t make sense to me that she died.
“It don’t say what happened. But as the note said- we don’t have to worry ’bout her fighting us anymore.” Siara said. I know that Blackheart was evil and mean, but I still felt sad that she died.
Jake was staring at the deck. “I don’t know. This doesn’t make sense to me. Blackheart is the best pirate around. It doesn’t seem likely to me that she just died. Ah, well, I’m sure it’s true. We did get a note from Captain Reed…” I walked over to Jake and said-
“Yes, Jake. It’s all over. We may finally live and sail forever- in peace.”
“Captain Turner is up to something. I have a feelin’ that he’s working with Blackheart.” I looked at Elinor with surprise. “Elinor, Jake wouldn’t do anything like that. I’ve known him for a long time and he has always been a man of good form. Anyways, why would he want your sister?” I asked.
“That I haven’t figured out yet. All I know is that he’s up to no good. He can’t be trusted.” Elinor said. I sighed, “Well you can be cautious of him if you want, but I happen to know that he can be trusted. He was fine man back in Aztec.”
Elinor studied me for a moment. “You don’t love him do you?” Elinor asked with concern.
“Of course not! I could never love Jake, I only consider him a friend and that is all. Anyways, you know that pirates can’t be married. It’s part of the Code and it’s something we all agree to when we become pirates. I am very shocked you even said such a thing.” I replied.
I said goodnight and went back to bed. I wanted to try getting a little sleep before the break of dawn.
Our day started out pretty good. Jake and Elinor talked over what needed to be done and Celeste, Juliet, and I talked with each other. “What do ye think of Captain Turner?” Juliet asked.
“I think he’s suspicious. He pauses too much when you ask him a question.” Celeste replied.
“I think he’s just shy. He probably doesn’t talk to a lot of people now.” I said. I guess I was trying to defend him. He was my friend, after all.
“V-v-victoria..” Juliet stammered.
“Juliet, what’s wron-?” I was cut off when Jake yelled,
“Victoria, watch out!”
I spun around and could not believe my eyes!
There right in front of me was the vicious Leviathan! I had heard so many tales and songs about it that seeing it was almost amazing! But still, I was absolutely frozen in fear!
I could not move. I could hardly hear Juliet and Celeste who were trying to tell me what to do and to get away slowly.
The Leviathan had it’s mouth wide open and was just about to get me when, “Victoria!!”
Jake came running towards me with his sword. As he pushed me to the ground with his left hand he killed the Leviathan with his right.
Within a second after Jake killed it, he was helping me up.
“Are you alright?” Jake asked with concern. “Y-yes, I’m fine.” I said, although I was a bit shaken.
“Good. I’m gonna clean my sword now.” He said.
“Jake, wait! Why did you do that? You could’ve been seriously injured- or worse!” I said.
Jake looked at me with a grin. “I know, but I couldn’t let anything happen to you.”
That’s the end of Part 2! Look for Part 3 hopefully coming tomorrow! 😀
I’m so sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but things have been pretty crazy over here. Anyways, yesterday I went with my friend Emma to the AG Store for her birthday shopping spree and we had a ton of fun! 😀 I didn’t take a lot of pictures at the AG store and I still have to do some editing to them, so I’m gonna share this photoshoot with you 😉
First off, let’s take a look at the title, “Beautiful girl with the curls” is what my daddy has always called me. And since I’m using a curly haired doll, I thought I’d use that for the title 🙂
EEEEEEEEKKKK!!!! I tricked you, didn’t I? I had just enough money to buy Clara (MAG #21) thanks to, Emma who gave me a few extra dollars to cover the tax. She said it’s my belated birthday gift because she really wanted me to be able to get her. You’re so awesome, Emma! 😀
I also got the Weekend Fun Outfit and the Casual Chic Outfit! SO glad that the sale was in stores, too!
Exploring the backyard…
OMGOSH!! She is just SOO adorable!! I think one of the main things I love about her is how unique she is! No MAG doll comes with her hair in a style, has pincurls, and she is one of a few other MAG’s who doesn’t have feathered eyebrows.
Clara LOVES this outfit!
Sweet little Clara <3
And here’s a little extra collage I did of Clara 🙂
I’m sure you are all wondering what Clara is like, so here’s just a basic description of her:
Clara is 10 years old and she is very sensitive. She has a low blood pressure, so if she gets scared she is most likely to faint. Clara didn’t know her parents, but she’s lived with her aunt all her life who just passed away. My local orphanage contacted me and asked if I was interested in her. So, I went down and met her and talked with her. Then I knew she just had to come live with me 🙂
Stay tuned for more fun pictures coming tomorrow!
P.S. I just can NOT stop taking pictures of her! She is just TOO cute! 😀
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a Happy Easter!
Seems a little silly to have Tell Us Tuesday on a Wednesday doesn’t it? Well, we got a lot of great pictures of dolls celebrating Easter and I’m very excited to share them with you! 🙂
“my dolls having a party.” Submitted by Leah.
“Happy Easter Everyone!” Submitted by Hope
“Here is a photo of my Girls all ready for Easter! 🙂 I decided to dress them in their HC clothes! :)” Submitted by Tg
“Rebecca in her Easter dress, with her fancy ‘do!” Submitted by Peace.
Now for some pictures from Christian Homeschooler:
“Here are Millie and Samantha(my sister’s dolls) dressed up for Easter! You might have noticed that the dresses match their Easter baskets!”
“Here are Elsie and Josefina dressed up for Easter! Their dresses also match their Easter baskets :)”
“Here is Lily wearing her Easter dress and holding her Easter basket(you can’t see, but the Easter basket has pink on it).”
The next few pictures are from Annie:
“Here are some collages of my dolls, Kirsten and Bambi, for Tell us Tuesday.”
Thank you all for sending in such lovely pictures!! They were all amazing!! 😀
If you’d like to participate in next week’s Tell Us Tuesday, here’s how it works:
You send in a picture of your doll(s) (the most you can send is three pictures) through my Contact Form with a description. Please remember to attach the image(s)! Also, your images must be 2MB or smaller (please not too small, though) otherwise the Contact Form will not allow you to send in pictures 😉
Have a great day!
P.S. Today is going to be pretty busy, so the voting for What Would You Name Her will hopefully be posted tomorrow.
Also, please pray for my brother, Jordan, he is having two of his wisdom teeth pulled today 🙁
I’m SO excited!!! Jess arrived yesterday around 5 and I couldn’t be happier!! I took some pictures of her this morning and I’m ready to show you all! 😀
Oh, my gosh! Isn’t she SOO pretty?! I made the kerchief she’s wearing yesterday to match her Meet Outfit 🙂
She had to borrow Saige’s sandals, because she didn’t have any of her own 😉
Pretty girl 🙂
I just HAD to take a picture of her in front of these flowers!
Okay, I know those are weeds, but they look so pretty surrounding her!! 😀
I can’t believe I have Jess!! She is so beautiful and I just love her!!
I will be taking more pictures of her soon and will show you her bangs that were given to her. I personally think they are really cute! 🙂
For those of you who are wondering how old Jess is, she is now my oldest “daughter” being 14 years old. Hmm.. I wonder how Annika will feel about that, since she has been the oldest for quite a while now 😉
Who is your favorite GOTY doll?
Today I made a video of my American Girl Doll Collection! You can watch below or on my YouTube!
I hope you enjoy! And (if you’re allowed) please “like” and subscribe! 🙂
What AG dolls do you have?
Oh, my goodness! I LOVE all of my new outfits! I’m going to show you pics of my dolls wearing them and also do mini reviews! Let’s start with Kaya in the Purple Peacock PJ’s.
Okay, can I just say adorable?! Kaya look so pretty in purple and I have a feeling she’ll look good in a lot of dark colors. She also looks good in bright colors 😉
Here’s a close up of the shirt. When you just glance at it you can’t really tell that it’s peacocks on there, but when you get up close and study it, it is very noticeable. I think this shirt is really cute!
Here are the slippers. They are a lot different from the other slippers I have, being not as stiff. These ones are kind of floppy. They are very soft and oh, so cute! I rate this outfit 5 (out of 5) stars!
Now moving on to Saige in Saige’s Sweater Outfit!
I couldn’t resist putting her next to her Painting Set! She looks so cute!
This is actually a very pretty outfit and will be great for mix and match!
I love that the tank top has a cool design on it instead of being just plain. Something strange, is that it only velcros halfway down. The sweater is very soft, but can be a little difficult to style just right. Other than that, it’s perfect!
The sandals are adorable and will go with so many things! The jeggings are really nice, but since they are so tight, they are kind of hard to get on. Once you get the feet through they are easy to slip up 😉
I rate this outfit 4.5 (out of 5) stars.
Moving on to Annika in the Cozy Sweater Outfit!
Annika is SO excited to finally have this outfit! She had her eyes on this for quite a while (doesn’t she look so cute?!?) 😉
This sweater is very soft and easy to put on. I find it a little odd that this also doesn’t velcro all the way down the back.
This headband is so cute and easy to slip over her head as it is pretty stretchy.
The boots are adorable!! I love the little buttons on the side!
These boots were very hard to pull on over the pants. I was working with them for a long time until I finally got them on.
The leggings are very cute and easier to slip on than the ones in Saige’s Sweater Outfit.
I rate this outfit 4.5 (out of 5) stars!
Now, Caroline in the Frosty Fair Isle Outfit!
Ooooh, my gosh!! Caroline looks so beautiful in this outfit! Her light hair and eyes with this outfit just makes me die!
This has got to be the softest sweater EVER!! When I took it out of the box I was like “Oh, my gosh!! This SOO SOFT!!” I really want a sweater like this 😀
This is a really nice sweater and I absolutely love it! I have nothing negative to say about it!
These boots are amazing! They’re really floppy, but hard at the bottom. They are super easy to slip on. I love the little snowflake dangles (“Let it go!” LOL!)!!
The leggings are really cute, a tad hard to get on, but not too bad 😉
Okay, the headband is cute, but it is SO hard to get over her head! It’s not stretchy at all which makes it even harder to get on. AG should’ve made it stretchy, that would solve everything 😉
I rate this outfit 4.5 (out of 5) stars. If the headband fit better, it would be a 5!
Kirsten in the Western Riding Outfit!
Kirsten looks so sweet in this outfit!! I really love her in red 😀
The shirt is SO cute!! Look at the face on that horse!! It is so sweet! 🙂
The skirt is adorable! I love that it’s jean and that it has fringes!
The boots are so cowgirl-ish and cute! I just know that the girls will be wearing this outfit a lot when they take care of the horses 🙂
I didn’t even notice that this outfit came with a bracelet! How cute is that? I really like that it’s braided!
This outfit is 5 (out of 5) stars! No complaints at all!
Well, that ends our Photoshoot and Reviews for today! Don’t they all look adorable?? Here’s a question for you; Who do you think looks cutest in their outfit?
Hi everyone! Happy (late) Valentine’s Day! I hope you all had a great day! 😀
I’m going to show you some pictures I took of my “kids” at their Valentine’s Day Party.
They all had such a fun time together! Every time I walked by the room I heard laughs and giggles! 🙂
“Have you tried the punch, Kanani? It’s really good!” Saige asked her sister.
“No, I haven’t. I’ll have to try some!” Kanani replied.
“Are you going to eat something, Samantha?” Kanani asked.
“Hmm.. I think I’m going to have a slice of that cookie cake!” Samantha said with a smile.
Annika, Marie-Grace, and Cecile were talking together in a corner and Addy went over to see what they were talking about.
“What are you three talking about?” Addy asked sweetly.
“We’re talking about all the amazing songs in Frozen and how we wish we could sing like them!” Marie-Grace replied. Them three are the singers in our family, so they talk about songs from movies a lot. 😉
However, Addy also likes the songs from Frozen, so she decided to join their conversation.
On the other side of the room, Eli started on his second cupcake and Lissie reached for a truffle, but got distracted by what Rebecca was asking Elijah.
“I just realized that I never asked you when your birthday was!” Rebecca said.
“You didn’t? It’s on November 5th.” Eli replied.
Josefina and Caroline were talking together and Kirsten made her way over to the table with a slice of iced lemon pound cake. Yum!
Everyone ate practically all day. Yes, I made an exception. After all, it’s a holiday! 🙂
Then they passed out handmade valentines. And at night they got in their jammies and watched Monster’s University.
They have all been talking about how much fun they had yesterday and how they wish they could do it all the time. I told them that it doesn’t have to be a holiday to have a good time together. It can be any day at all! Remember to enjoy your life with family and friends and make memories that will last forever 🙂
Did you and your dolls celebrate Valentine’s Day?
One morning I was talking to Maggie about the menu for the rest of the week, when I heard someone say, “Queen, I must have an audience with you.”
It was Captain Elena striding quickly towards me.
“Yes, Captain, what is it?” I asked.
“I have found yer sister. She is living on a farm near Cordelle. Only her name is not Diamond, she goes by Gracie.” Captain Elena said. I felt my heart leap for joy! Then I asked,
“How did you find her?”
“I know people who know things. They lead me to Cordelle, I watched her on the farm, heard’em talkin’. Then I knew for sure it was her. Now, uh- about that reward…” Said Captain Elena.
“Oh, yes, of course.” I said and turned to Maggie.
“Maggie, please have the guards go down to the docks this morning with Captain Elena’s reward.” I said then I looked at Elena, “I most sincerely thank you for helping me. You have no inkling of how important this was to me.” I said. Then Captain Elena looked down at her feet and said,
“No, that’s wrong, Queen. I know what it’s like to get a sister back. Thank ye, I’ll take my leave now.” She bowed and walked away. Just as she closed the door I called for the stable boys to get my carriage ready. I was going to meet my sister!
As we pulled to a stop I discovered that my sister lived just down the lane from Aunt Bea’s house. “What a small world it is!” I thought. I walked up to a girl who looked like my sister and said, “Hello! May I have a word with you, please?” I tried to seem natural. I didn’t want her to think I was crazy.
The girl gasped, “Your Highness! Of course you may! Uh- please forgive my appearance, I would never have expected you to come calling.” She seemed very pleased to see me, which made me feel more comfortable.
“Please, don’t bother about your appearance. I know how you have to be dressed when you live on a farm. I have to tell you something and it is going to come as quite a shock- Diamond.” I said with a pause. When I called her Diamond, she seemed as though she remembered it. Almost as if it was from a dream she’d forgotten.
“Your Highness, you must have me mistaken with somebody else. My name is Gracie.” She said.
“Yes, your name is Gracie now, but fifteen years ago, it was Diamond. It’s the name you were given when you were born.” I explained gently.
“How do you know this?” She asked me.
“Because you are my sister.” I said. She looked at me with surprise and confusion. “This is going to be difficult for you to hear, but it is the truth. About a month ago my parents died, as I am sure you know. They told me that I had a twin sister who was kidnapped when we were just three years old. They never told me about her because they did not want to lose another daughter. My parents said that her name was Diamond. They said ‘You were both our two little jewels’. Determined to find my sister, I went looking for a pirate captain. She helped me track you down and told me that your name is Gracie. And believe me, you look just like you do in our baby picture.” I explained. We stood in silence for a moment and then Gracie said,
“D-do you have the picture?”
“Yes, I do.” I called for the guards to bring my bag from the carriage.
“Gracie, if you need some time to think about this for awhile I understand. I know it is a lot to take in. Whenever you are ready, the palace is open to you.” I said.
“Your Highness- Ruby, I believe you. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to discover that I am the queen’s sister! That I- am a princess!” Gracie said with a smile on her face and tears in her eyes.
I went to her and gave her a big long hug. “Oh, Diamond! I love you!” I said and Diamond replied, “I love you, Ruby!”
“Come, we shall go to the palace and get you settled in your room.” I said, not realizing that she had a family she would be leaving.
“Ruby, I can’t leave. As I said, it is exciting to discover I’m a princess and that I have another sister, but, this is my home. I could never imagine leaving this life to become a princess. I need to stay here. This is where I belong. Milking cows, collecting eggs, riding horses, and mucking out stalls. I’m sorry, Ruby.” Diamond said with sigh.
“I understand, Diamond. This is where you’ve lived your whole life. With the parents who raised you and the brothers and sisters you’ve played with. I want you to know that you will always be welcome at the palace. And I will always love you.” I said with a smile. I gave her one last hug and took my leave.
All that night I could not sleep a wink. I paced across the floor thinking and thinking about what I needed to do. “I can’t be a great queen like my mother! Oh, what am I going to do?” I asked myself. Then it came to me. I needed to be with my sister!
Another two weeks passed and it was once again Coronation Day! I had decided to give up the crown and hand it down to someone else. Someone who knew everything about being a queen and ruling a kingdom. And someone who had a good, kind heart and a wise, thoughtful mind. There was only one person I knew who was worthy of the task…
“Long live the Queen! Long live the Queen! Long live the Queen!” The crowd chanted.
Among the crowd were my Aunt Bea, my sister Diamond, and myself.
I couldn’t be more happy with my choice! I knew Maggie would make the perfect queen. And now that I was living with Aunt Bea, I could see Diamond any time. That made me sure, that I would be perfectly happy in my new life.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to the cast!! They were all amazing and many of whom have become stars!! Also thank you to my mom who helped me so much with this series! Love you! 🙂