We were able to rent our condo for one more night, and so we decided to actually leave tomorrow instead of today. Yay!!!!! Warm weather for another day! Anyway, we left for the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. They were beautiful! Apparently, Edison and Ford were best friends. So much so that Ford moved his family’s winter abode to the place right next to Edison’s. After touring the estate, we went to The Island Cow for lunch/dinner (we left our condo really late….), then we went on an alligator hunt at the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. There was a trail that you could follow and see alligators, no barriers or anything in between you and them. We saw one as we were walking over a bridge. He was sleeping, but kept opening his eye to look at us. We left and went to the beach that was by the Sanibel Light House. We didn’t go swimming, but we walked along the beach as the sun was setting. The sun looked so cool! I did a photoshoot with Tenney, and we left right before it got really dark. We then went and ate at Love Boat Ice Cream – can you tell we really enjoyed the ice cream from there? Then we came home, cleaned up all the shells we collected (there were a lot), did some packing, because we actually are leaving tomorrow, read our Bibles, and went to bed.
Since I had lots of people liking the last vacation series I did, I’m going to do another one. Thursday, Mom and Dad decided we should go down to Sanibel Island, Florida, because we have this week off. They found an AirB&B and booked it. We packed hurriedly that night and part of Friday morning. Then, Friday in the afternoon, we left. It took us three days to get down to Sanibel, and since the drive wasn’t all that interesting (it would have been “today we drove a good long way, stopped for lunch, drove more, stopped for gas, drove more….” ), I decided to combine all three days into one. On Sunday, we made it to Florida and were actually able to visit with the LaCognata’s.:-)
Hi, I’m going to do a post showing what dolls I have and when I got them (If I can remember!) 🙂 I’m listing them from oldest doll to youngest, meaning the oldest doll to the newest. (So even though I got Kirsten last year, she goes first because she is Pleasant Company; versus Grace Thomas who was GOTY a couple of years ago!)
First, we will start with my oldest doll, Kirsten.
I actually just got her this past Christmas from a doll collector, so she was in perfect shape with all of her accessories. Unfortunately, when we visited our family in Wisconsin, one of my cousin’s dogs chewed on one of her hands, so she now has bite marks on her hand. 🙁 I think she might be a pre-Felicity Kirsten because in the pre-Beforever books they would show what other dolls you could buy at the time and the only other dolls in my Kirsten’s book are Samantha and Molly, but I’m not sure because her cloth color is tan. (When the original American Girl dolls first came out, they had white bodies but when Felicity was released AG changed that color to tan because Felicity has a lower neckline on her dress.)
Next in my list is Samantha.
She was my third American Girl doll, and I got her when I was 9, I think. Mom and Dad surprised me with her on my Birthday. They got her on e-bay and she came dressed in her meet, with her hat and her little bag. She is the doll I look almost exactly alike.
I definitely know that those two are my oldest dolls, but it gets fuzzy from there. I think next is Felicity, who I got for Christmas two or three years ago. Mom and Dad got her at the benefit sale AG holds in Wisconsin every summer. She has Pleasant company stamped on the back of her neck, just like my Kirsten, my Samantha and my Kaya (fun fact about Kaya – She is the only doll who still gets to have pleasant company stamped on the back of her neck!).
I know, I know, bad picture. 🙂
Then I think Kaya came next?
I’m not sure. I got her when I turned 9 or 10. My younger sister Eli (Pronounced Ellie) gave me Kaya for my Birthday. Eli, who is the author of Handstopaws.com, used to like AG dolls when she was little but then gave up her love for dolls, and dispersed her three (Molly, Kaya, and JLY #57) among us (meaning Brynn and me). I got Kaya for my birthday along with her doll.
Kit I think is next. I got her when I was either 7 or 8 or 9. I actually sold the first doll I ever got to get her. She was Just Like You (JLY) #57 I believe. I named her Elizabeth. (I regret selling her, but I don’t regret getting Kit!) Kit is a beautiful doll.
Next might be Hanna (pronounced Han-a)
Hanna is a My American Girl #13 And I was originally planning to call her Samantha. Somehow though “Samantha” became “Hannah” and I accidentally spelled that wrong on Interstar U and it became “Hanna.” Then I refused to let mom call her Hannah because I liked Hanna better (could have also had something to do with the fact that had recently read a book called Hana’s suitcasewhich was about a Jewish girl during the Holocaust. It was a very sad but a very good book.) I was 8 when I got her.
Next is, uh, I think it might be McKenna. I got McKenna (GOTY 2012) a couple days before I turned 10 in October. she was a birthday present from my Mom and Dad. They got me her whole starter collection, meaning I got her, three outfits (not including her meet), and her accessories. It also came with both books.
Next, comes Grace Thomas. She is GOTY 2015, and a beautiful doll. I am so glad I got her. She has one of the most fun collections, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a lot of it. What I do have is so pretty great though. She is really a great doll. 🙂
These next two you guys know I have. Well at least if you have read this post. Tenney and Logan! Actually, I haven’t opened them yet, I still have to pay mom and dad back. 😳But Tenney is really pretty, and Logan is fun to set stuff up for. Tenney and Logan are both mine and Brynn’s dolls. We share them.
Thank you for reading and sorry it is such a long post. Please leave your questions and comments below. If you want me to tell you all of my sister’s dolls let me know! 🙂
TheFriday through Sunday Of February 17, 18, 19 American Girl hosted Tenney and Logan event. My little sister Brynn, my friend Gabby and I went on Saturday. They gave everyone who came a T-shirt, an activity and a guitar shaped cookie that was delicious. Also we got to see the new stuff and I compared my Pleasant Company Felicity to the new Beforever Felicity. Watch my Video!
Also, We went back to the store Sunday because we had to exchange our Tenney doll. She had a chip in her lip. AG was very helpful, though, and we were able to get our new Tenney doll and leave very quickly.
Thank you for reading. Please leave questions and comments below.