Thursday, January 26, 2012
7! Laine's big day
In the afternoon she played with her new toys then we headed to Mimi's Cafe for dinner. Grandma and grandpa Blaser met us there to help us celebrate.
Laine opened her presents from mom and dad -- an American Girl doll named McKenna, the 2012 girl of the year. She was thrilled.
Little back story: American Girl makes a girl of the year that is only available for one year. The 2010 girl was named Laney , had blond hair and green eyes. Could there have been a more perfect doll for my child? At the end of 2010 I was kind of busy having a new baby. Babies are also kind of expensive so I let the chance to buy the remarkably similar-to-my-child-doll slip by. (She can be found on eBay now for more.) We got her an Our Generation doll instead, Target's knock-off brand of American Girl. She was happy with it and so sweet about having an American Girl Cousin, as we called it, but I regretted not getting her that doll.