When Teya got her new Kanani Doll for Christmas I promised I would take her and Brinley to the American Girl Doll store in downtown Chicago to get their doll's hair done and have a girls day out. I knew that being super duper pregnant would make the outing somewhat challenging, but I also knew that it would be even harder with a baby, so 5 days before Nori was born, I dropped Cam off with Auntie Naomi, picked up Brooklyn, and took the girls downtown.
They were so happy and excited to be there!
We started off with some snacks at the cafe
And enjoyed chatting and having girl time
(Photo cred goes to Brooklyn for this pic, not bad for a 5 year old!)
We spent the afternoon checking out all the adorable (and ridiculously expensive) American Girl doll accessories with a museum like approach, (look, don't touch, cuz money doesn't grow on trees people!) Luckily the girls didn't care that we weren't buying anything, they were just happy to be together.
And to discover neat things like the doll holders in the bathrooms. (Brinley seriously thought those were the coolest things ever.)
The highlight though was taking their dolls to the doll hair salon.
They watched with rapt attention as their dolls got fancy new dos.
I, of course, could have done the dolls hair for free... but somehow it's just not as cool when Mommy does stuff. :)
They also exchanged the shirts Grandma Karen got them for Christmas for sizes that fit a little better, so with new shirts and fancy doll hair they were all feeling pretty awesome.
And I guess I was feeling a little awesome too, for braving frigid weather, Chicago traffic, and hours of waddling around a doll store 9 months pregnant. It was all worth it to see these smiles. Love these cute girls with all my heart!