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Winner of Coloring Contest! April 24, 2010

Filed under: Congratulations,Contest,Crafts and Arts — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:18 PM

*I KNOW THIS IS SUPER LATE AND I AM SORRY. I ALREADY SAID WHO IT WAS ON FACEBOOK BUT A COUSIN CAME OVER THE WEEKEND I PROMISED TO POST IT ON HERE AND I NEVER GOT TO POST IT. I’M SORRY HOW I PROMISE THINGS ON CERTAIN DAYS AND NEVER GET AROUND TO IT, DISSAPOINTING YOU GUYS! IT’S A BAD HABIT. I’M REALLY GOING TO TRY AND OVERCOME IT SOON! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the coloring contest, Elisha! Here is her picture:
Elisha chose the Kit coloring picture. For a closer look at her picture, just it click above. Congrats to all who entered! You did a great job!

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A Pretty Picture of Felicity! April 19, 2010

Filed under: Doll Photography,Felicity — Madeline@AGDC @ 9:27 AM

I think it’s one of my favorite doll pictures! It was taken at a French bakery we visited before the Mint Museum! Photo story coming soon, but I just had to share this one photo. You have pictures like that, right?

 

Traveling Doll Updates! April 9, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madeline@AGDC @ 11:23 AM

You know how I haven’t been finishing our previous “Traveling Doll” stories? Well, we are about to welcome a new traveler, and I don’t want to have this happen again. So, I’ve decided—from now on, our traveling dolls will have only ONE photo-story, or TWO at the most. I HAVE CREATED A LITTLE WEBSITE CALLED “TRAVELING DOLL TRACKER” for dolls’ owners or just for fans wanting to see exactly what the dolls are up to and other information. To see it, click HERE. Ok, so you may not be able to see EXACTLY what they are doing, but you can see what’s going on. I hope you understand how we have to make the traveling doll experience smaller, but it’s much easier this way. But who will our NEXT traveling doll be? I have a picture of her here in DISGUISE, can you guess who she is?

I’ll give you some CLUES……
1. She has an American Girl Movie.
2. She has at least one friend doll.
3. I do not have her.
4. She has never been featured or mentioned on this site.

You may think it is easy, but really think it through… Good Luck!

UPDATE- THE DOLL WAS ELIZABETH!!!

 

American Girl Doll Central News April 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madeline@AGDC @ 7:44 PM

Hey guys! I just signed up on Girl Doll Talk’s Top American Girl Sites! If you think American Girl Doll Central deserves to be interviewed by GIrl Doll Talk, vote for us now! Just go to links and find “Vote for our Site on Girl Doll Talk’s Top American Girl Sites! Please vote! Thank you so much!

In other AGDC news,  we have new printables!!!! We have AGDC site banners, Holiday posters, and more. Check them out and feel free to add them onto your site or print them to hang on your wall!

And if you recommend AGDC to others, make sure you add this to your site.

Hahahahhahaha!

*Coloring Contest— We have a new contest! This one is not major at all, but just a little fun activity to participate in.
How to enter:
1. Find your favorite printable coloring page at AGDC
2. Print it out and color it as best as you can
3. Take a picture of you and your coloring page and send it to madelineward17@yahoo.com along with this information:
* Name or Nickname
*E-mail Address (so I will be able to write you back)
* Your favorite thing about Springtime

This contest will last until April 15th. I will share the winner on April 16th. The winner will receive:
A Winner Certificate (I will e-mail it to you so you can either print it on or post it on your website)
A Special Shoutout from AGDC and your picture shared on here!!!
A banner made especially or your website by me!

All Participaters will receive a participation certificate.

So there’s really nothing to this contest, mainly just something to do if your bored. But I would really appriciate if you entered! Thanks!

 

Happy Easter, AGDC Dolls! April 4, 2010

Filed under: All Dolls,Doll Fun,Holiday,Maria Kit,Mia,Spring has Sprung! — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:47 PM

It was an early Sunday morning in April—Easter Sunday, to be exact—and Elsie and Kathleen were dressed and all ready for the celebration. “Good morning, my sisters!” Elsie’s sweet voice rang out in a song. “It is Easter, and we must arise early!” Felicity rolled over in bed on the other side of the room. “Whhhyyyy???” she asked sleepily. “Because!” said Elsie. “The Lord has risen!” Felicity yawned, got up, woke her sisters up, and told them, “The Looord (yaawn) has risen (yawn)…” One by one the girls popped out of their beds and dressed in their Easter dresses.

The first girls to get dressed were Addy (FAQ: Q: Did it take a while to do Addy’s hair? A: Yes, Yes it did.), Samantha, and Josefina. Addy was wearing her Christmas Dress, but today she would pretend it was a springtime dress. Josefina was wearing a spring flowers outfit and Samantha’s dress was sewn by Madeline.

Kit leading the way, the girls trudged down the hall excitedly, anxious to see what the Easter Bunny had left them.

Kit was the first to notice two colorful Easter baskets just the size for an American Girl doll parked on the table. “Look at this!” she cried. “Look what Mr.Easter Bunny left for us!” *Madeline winking to herself in the background*. “Oh my goodness!” shouted Kit. There’s candy and stickers in here!”

“And, oh, there’s one of…of…. of ME!” Kit sighed dramatically. She was almost jumping up and down at the fact she was a sticker. “I have got to show Maria Kit this at our next playdate! She’ll FLIP to see ourselves as a sticker!” Kit hugged the sticker pack close. But she wasn’t the only one surprised.

Not only Kit, but Josefina, Felicity, and Addy also had stickers of themselves!!! Wow!!! It was incredible! All the dolls wanted a chance to see their sister as a sticker.

“Yall look!” cried Addy in her sweet southern accent. “There are not only stickeroos of us, but there is an envelopes and stationary kit, and also word stickers!” The dolls were fascinated as they munched down on mini chocolate rabbits.

This is what Madeline came out to. A bucket of chocolate eggs and candy, a movie called “A Little Princess“, a book called “Amelia’s Middle School Survival Guide”, and a summer-time dress and  knee socks.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. It was Maria Kit and Mia! Maria Kit and Kit were best friends, and Madeline’s family knew Maria Kit and Mia’s owner’s family very well, so the dolls got to come over a lot. But it was still a  great surprise! “What are you doing here?” Kit laughed, hugging her friends. “We couldn’t miss Easter!” said Mia. “Well, come in,” said Kit. “Your just in time. We are just about to read  ” The First Easter”.

The girls gathered around. “Ok,” began Elsie. “I am going to read you the story of the first Easter. Is everyone ready?” Everybody nodded. “yes.”

“Once upon a time, over 2000 years ago, a baby named Jesus was born in a stable. Do you remember me telling you that story? Jesus was born in Bethlehem. His parents, Mary and Joseph, were visiting there because of the census, which was when Caesar Augustus wanted record of everybody and wanted them to be taxed. Mary was pregnat with the holy baby, which an angel told her to name Jesus. When they got to Bethlehem, there was no room in any of the inns. One man who owned a inn felt sorry for the ill and pregnat women and her husband and told them the only place they could stay was a smelly stable. Imagine…..the holy King of Kings who would die for us and rise again, the Prince of Peace, was born in a smelly, old, nasty stable with His only company some donkeys, sheeps, and shepherds.”

“Jesus grew up like a regular boy and man and did many miracles. He was the only perfect one, and He never did anything wrong. Not even the teeniest little white lie or bad thought. He was perfect. Many people wanted to see Him and touch Him.”

“One day, he rode into town on a donkey on what we now call “Palm Sunday.” The reason it was called that is because the people took palm branches and waved them at Jesus. They called, “Hosannah! Hosannah is the King of Isreal!” Some men ripped the clothes off their backs and made a walkway for Jesus. But Jesus was sad because he knew that by the end of the week these same people would be calling out something very, very, different.”

“One of Jesus’s disciples, Judas, betrayed Him and helped the Roman soldiers arrest Him if they gave him money. So the soldiers gave Judas the money and he told them where Jesus was. Jesus knew that they would kill Him. But it was the plan to save the bad, sinful world, so Jesus knew He had to do it. They beat Jesus and put thorns on His head. You may think, “Oh, he must have done something really terrible!” But Jesus did nothing. Nothing at all. Pilot didn’t think he did anything wrong either, but the people insisted so. So Pilot ordered the soldiers to beat Jesus more so the people would be happy. After, Pilot took Jesus and a cold-hearted, mean, scoundrel criminal who killed people and murdered and stole. That man’s name was Barabas. Pilot told the people he would kill one of them. The mean criminal and muderer, or Jesus. The people said Barabas shoudl be let free, and they yelled “Crucify Him!” at Jesus. The people yelling “Crucify Him!” were the same people who earlier in the week were calling out “Hosannah!” So why were they now calling “Crucify Him?” Maybe they didn’t want to be different. They didn’t want to be made fun of. “If I stand up for Jesus,” they thought, “Will I be crucified?” So they went with the crowd and thought of themselves. So Pilot, even though he didn’t think anything was wrong with Jesus, he decided to go with what the crowd thought, too, and he ordered Jesus to be killed. Jesus died on the cross on what we now know as Good Friday. It was sad and horrific, but Jesus was saving the world and relieving them of their sins. Jesus was perfect. We are all sinners. Jesus, a perfect one, had to take all the sins of the world on Him and suffer so we wouldn’t have to. When we sin today, all we have to do is ask God to forgive us, and He will.”

“But Jesus didn’t stay dead. Three days later, on the very first Easter, He came back to lie. Jesus is still alive and is all around us. We celebrate Easter because Jesus has saved us and then He did not stay dead, but He rose again. We can thank the Lord for saving us, and we can ask Him to come into our hearts.  He will always be there for us, even if we can’t see Him. That’s what faith is.”

“That’s the end of the story!” Elsie said, shutting the book. The girls clapped and cheers. Elsie held up her hand. “Let us pray. Dear  Jesus, thank you for this day. Thank you for dieing on the cross for our sins and suffering so we didn’t have to. But you did not stay dead, for three days later you rose again. We thank you that we can put our trust in you and can say we are Christians. Please forgive us for everything that displeases you. Help us to live a life of faith, and help us to be more like you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.”
The girls clapped. “Time for the egg hunt at Julia and Hannah’s house!” shouted Samantha! “Yay!” the AGDC dolls cheered. Felicity clapped. “Come on! Last one there is a rotten Easter Egg!”

THE END! 🙂 🙂 🙂

HAVE A HAPPY, HAPPY EASTER!

 

American Girl Doll Blog-a-thon Idea!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madeline@AGDC @ 1:14 PM

HAPPY EASTER! For an easter message, scroll down below this post.

Ok, so I was thinking the other day about something really cool, and I was wondering what you guys thought of my idea.

I first got the idea when I heard that Sarah (AKA stephenswodadancer) went to the American Girl Place. She told what day and time she was going to be there so her fans would get a chance to meet her. Well that made me think it would be nice if all the AG bloggers out here could meet EACHOTHER. For example, Quinlyn from Quinny&Co, Liz from AG fan, Hannah from Irishgirl, and those kind of people (and of course all of you fans). Well, I was thinking we could maybe create some sort of American Girl blog meeting or reunion or whatever you call it at the AG Place once a year or something. You know, we could like, reserve a private room in the AG cafe’ or something (which I know has got to be expensive, so we would have to all pitch in to pay) and have like a party and then go like shopping at the AG Place. Again, we could do this annually, maybe starting this year in the summer. I think that would be fun! It would be a safe way, too, since it’s not like we are giving home addresses or going to a stranger’s house or something.
I haven’t talked to AG or any other bloggers about this yet, so don’t get excited and be sure it will happen. I just thought I’d share the idea with you. Tell me what you think, and if you think it is a good idea!

 

Happy Easter!

Filed under: All Dolls,Holiday,Spring has Sprung! — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:25 AM

Happy Easter everyone! My dolls are ready to celebrate. They even have two special visitors-who are they?-It’s a surprise! I’m going to try to have my easter stuff up (the easter photo story or whatever) up by the end of they day or at least tomorrow. I’m not kidding, because this year I have something special planned for you guys to see and it would be crisis to forget about it. But anyway, Easter is a special time in the spring where we celebrate Jesus dying on the cross and rising again. Isn’t it cool to know? You can read the story of the first easter in the Bible, and I hope you will all take the time to do that. Maybe I can post it here. So what are you doing for Easter? What are your traditions?  This morning, we got up and woke my mom and dad. And yes-they told us to go back to bed for 15 more minutes, LOL! But eventually, we got to go out. Something the “easter bunny”  does at our house is leave M&M’s all over. For example, on the table there might be a smiley face made out of M&M’s. Like M&M pictures, all over the place. It’s awesome! Then, we look at our baskets. I got a book called “Amelia’s Middle School Survival Guide” by Marissa Moss, A movie called “The Little Princess” which was based on a book about a little girl who was once a rich girl in India until her father sent her to America to be in an orphanage and stuff, a chocolate bunny, a stuffed animal duck, and LOTS of little egg candies! Then, my mom read the Easter Story from the Bible. Now we are getting ready for church! I am wearing my new easter dress! LOL!

What are you doing for easter? Are you doing an Easter egg hunt or dying eggs? That’s always fun! Or are you traveling? That’s fun, too! Well, I hope you ALL have a WONDERFUL and BLESSED Easter and I thank all of you or I wouldn’t have this blog! Thank You! Bye!

Happy Easter!
From, Madeline and the girls! ❤