American Girl Doll Dining (A Photo Session by My 9-Year-Old)


Big Sis was feeling a bit of angst last month. She and her sister were bickering a lot, and she felt lonely. I talked to her, and gave her a list of things she could do to occupy her time when she was left on her own. I mentioned she could contribute to the blog. She could make a photo study of her dolls or toys, write a book review, etc.

Last week, she set up a darling restaurant scene with our four American Girl dolls. Seriously, I can't believe we have four of these dolls. They are so expensive, but the girls take very good care of them. Kit Kittridge is Big Sis's special doll. She saved all her birthday and Christmas money, then we took a trip to the American Girl store in Kansas City, just after her sixth birthday. I told her the only way she would get an American Girl is if she could buy it herself. Molly McIntire is Little Sis's doll, gifted to her by her uncles for Christmas that same year. So much for mom's "buy it yourself" rule. (They did get Big Sis Kit's desk, to make it even.) Elizabeth Cole (Felicity's friend) is a hand-me-down from a little girl who had outgrown her. Kirsten Larson was an eBay purchase, because I always wanted a Kirsten. She is an original white-bodied doll, from the days when there were only three. She was a steal on eBay, because she is damaged. Her arm needs to be tightened up and some of her hair was cut away from her scalp.

To set the scene: Kit is dining in the restaurant. Elizabeth is taking her order. (Look at the pencil behind her ear!) Molly is working the counter. Kirsten is paying.

Some of the items she used came from the Doll Dining activity set. Perhaps I should look into the Doll Photo Shoot set for her next birthday...







I let her use my Canon Rebel. She took more pictures, but these were the least fuzzy. Considering I don't understand my camera yet, I think she did rather well!

Now to find my camera charger so I can take photos of my own...

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  1. She did a great job! Your dolls are beautiful and I love the dress Kirsten is wearing. I've only read the Kit books, I need to read more of them. We've only got a mini Molly, so maybe it's time to read the Molly books sometime soon. Kirsten and Caroline are my next favorites. :)

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    1. I do love the books. Can you get a hold of the movies? The Molly, Samantha, and Felicity movies were made for television, while the Kit movie was released in the theaters. Julia Roberts was an executive producer. They are very well done. Even my husband will watch! We're halfway through the Josefina books, which are interesting. I've heard excellent things about the Addie and Kaya books, so those may be next.

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    2. I've watched the Kit movie and absolutely loved it! Now I have to watch the rest. I think I have them, somewhere on my computer... The only problem is I prefer to watch with company, and I couldn't find subtitles to them so that my husband can watch with me. Hope I can find some or persuade him to watch without them!

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  2. awwww, this is so cute! I would have DIED to have 4 of these dolls as a kid, lol! I have my original Kirsten and Felicity dolls. If they still do the 'doll hospital' I bet you could send your kirsten in and get her tightened up (I'd love to send myself in somewhere to get 'tightened up' haha!) One day we need to meet up in Lindsborg and bring all our dollies, hehehe!

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    1. Yeah, I've thought of looking up how much it might be to have her repaired, but then I remember, they charge $20 for a hairstyle at the AG stores! UGH. I'm more excited to find a Lucia outfit off eBay. ;) And yes, we need to do that!!!

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  3. OH THIS IS SO GREAT!!!!!!!! love it! she did such a cool job! oh my stars, you have Kit's desk?? I'm OBSESSED WITH KIT'S DESK, I freak out over it EVERY time we're at the AG store! I think I need to just buy the durn thing for myself!

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    1. I would like a big one just like it. :)

      If I could find my camera charger, I would blog more right now. I'm glad she'd already taken these!

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