This post was written in collaboration with American Girl. As always all opinions are my own.
I recently was able to surprise Edith with a mama-daughter date to the American Girl Pop-Up Shop at the Washington Square Mall here in Portland. Having grown-up being a lover of American Girl myself it was exciting to take her to see the new dolls and do something that was just for us.
I have to say that the 4,000 square-foot store was a bit overwhelming for both of us but we enjoyed looking at all the displays and different American Girl dolls, outfits and accessories. Edith ran from display to display just pointing in awe of everything. Little did she know she would soon be heading home with her very own American Girl, Nanea, who is a young Hawaiian Girl from the 1940’s. I can’t wait to read her story with Edith.
We also picked up an gymnastics outfit for Molly – one of my 20+ year old American Girl Dolls and we also picked up a carrying case because after the love Molly has seen over the past 2 years it was a no-brainer that Nanea would need a little extra protection.
We had so much fun and I’m glad the shop is open until January 28, 2018 so I can stop back in and pick up the blue glasses that Edith requested for Molly and maybe a few other things for her stocking this holiday.
Who else is a lover of American Girl Dolls? Did any moms out there have one growing up and/or do your little girls and/or boys have one? I was lucky enough to have Molly, Samantha, Addy, Felicity and Kirsten – many of which are now retired. I am excited to be able to pass these on to my littles now.