Lily is an American Girl!
Lily had saved up about $150 to spend. We both thought we'd be in the store forever while she shopped and tried to decide what to buy with the money she had saved. Boy were we wrong! Within 20 minutes or so she was ready to check out! She walked around and looked at everything, picked out what she wanted, and she wanted to buy it and get busy playing! She chose a "My American Girl" doll that you "design" and named her Addison! She got glasses and braces and a booster seat and then we headed off to our hotel for even more surprises!
At our hotel, we had the Deluxe American Girl Everything Pink Package! It was so neat! After Chris and I checked ourselves in, Lily had to walk the pink carpet and check her and her doll in!
It was a little girl dream! She even got her own "credit card" to use in their little store! She had to sign her and the doll in just like a grown up checks in - it was really so neat!
The treats continued when we got to our room and EVERYTHING was pink! The pillows, comforters, towels... everything! Right down to pink trash cans and big pink bean bag chair! lol. There was also a pink travel bed for her new girl to sleep in complete with satin sheets and an American Girl pillow! The best part? We got to keep the bed and sheet set!! So cool!
Here is the newest member of our family! Meet Addison! Don't you just love her glasses?
We got all the other girls unloaded and set up on the bed for introductions. Addison sat in the middle and introduced herself and then Lily had each of her other girls go in a circle to welcome Addison to the class and learn about each other! We played for a good long while before it was time to head back over to the American Girl Bistro for a special birthday dinner!
We got the Birthday Dinner Package which included crowns for Lily and Addison, gift bags with American Girl shirt and balloon and birthday treats to keep! Dinner was very fancy-shmancy! We each got an appetizer and an entree...
...and dessert of course!
It came complete with a Birthday song...
...all in pink, of course!
We couldn't have planned a better "party" if we had tried! They truly think of everything - it was a magical experience!
After dinner the fun was far from over! Actually it was just beginning... we had a whole line up of fun evening activities back at the hotel!
For starters, there was a room service delivery of cookies and milk for Lily and her new girl!
...a American Girl movie with free popcorn and coke for ALL the families staying the hotel with the American Girl package! There were little girls and dolls everywhere! lol. We watched Molly's movie - it was really cute!
Next we headed to the pool for some swimming! We were relieved that Lily remembered everything we taught her last summer and was happy to hop in and swim without a float! She did flips and had fun swimming for a good long while!
After swimming and such a big day, we were all worn out. We bundled up and headed back to our room for a little more play time before bed!
I think Lily was actually asleep before her head even hit the pillow! She was wiped out!
After a good night's sleep we were up and ready to go to our breakfast - what a spread! And, of course, with our everything pink package, we got a special table that was... you guessed it... all pink! :-)
IT was a WONDERFUL birthday trip! In Lily's opinion it was right up there with Disney World! Now that's a fun trip! lol
Happy Birthday sweet girl!
We can't believe you are already 8 and we are so proud of the young lady you are becoming! :-)