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Merry Christmas AGDC Dolls! December 25, 2010


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope you guys had a WONDERFUL day and that you got everything you wanted. Let us be reminded that today is NOT about Santa, presents, treats, etc. It’s about our Savior Christ Jesus being born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. He is the TRUE reason for the season and why Christmas is what it is. Unfortunately people nowadays try to block that from us, saying how Christmas is about gifts or winter or whatever. CHRISTmas is about CHRIST, and we can’t forget that this holiday season. I pray that all of you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and Christmas break! (and to you guys up north, don’t take advantage of the snow! We don’t have any 😉 )

It was early December 25—Christmas morning. It was the day people had been talking about for months. The dolls were still asleep, dreaming about what the morning would bring.

“IIIIIITTTTTTSSSSS CCCCCHHHHHHRRRRRIIIIISSSSSTTTTMMMMMAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” shouted Samantha on the top of her lungs.

“IIIIIITTTTTSSSSSS CHHHHHRRRRIIIIISSSTTTMMMMASSSS!” repeated Kit.

The girls got up and began jumping on their sisters to wake them up.

“What’s all this about?” asked an annoyed Kathleen.

“ITS CHRISTMAS!” shouted Kit in reply.

Poor Eva and Addy were getting stomped on by Samantha.

The rambunctious two soon awoke the whole gang. The girls had decided to sleep in their Christmas dresses, because for one, Madeline was too lazy to change them, and second, because they had been so tired after their Christmas Eve service and gift exchange that they just hit the sack. 

“Oh my goodness, sisters,” said Elsie. “It is again the day of our Saviors birth! Now let us go and see what treats Saint Nicholas brought!”

“Oh Elsie, you’re so old fashioned.” Samantha sighed. “PRESENTS FROM SANTA EVERYONE! LET’S GO!!!!!”

The girls walked quietly into their living room, filled with beautiful gifts. 

Delete caption“Santa” had eaten the cookies and milk and left a special note to the girls. 

Molly picked up the note to read it.

“Dear girls, Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! You all were very good girls. Thanks for the cookies and the reindeer food. Comet couldn’t get enough!
*Samantha – watch that mouth of yours. I don’t want you on my naughty list.

Merry Christmas!
Santa Claus

Next the dolls darted to presents. Unfortunately Madeline did not have time to wrap them like normally but the dolls were excited anyway. Kit and Sammi got into all the candy.


Felicity and Eva loved the clothes Santa brought them.

Felicity loved the crimson red color of Kit’s Christmas Dress and Eva loved the Cheerleading outfit and Diva nail stickers!

Julie loved the Rebecca Play Scenes and Paper Dolls and the Princess and the Frog movie she got.

Kathleen and Lulu were the first the open the stocking. They also loved the Rhema Marvanne CDs. She is the dolls’ favorite singer!

Josefina loved the Shirley Temple movie collection she got, with 14 features!

*Note the Shirley Temple autobiography in the background- I got that too (you can probably tell I love Shirley Temple). I am on chapter 3 and it is great so far! I’s a huge book though!

You can just guess the two girls who were ecstatic about the old-timey sewing machine.

It was a great morning in itself.

Just as Josefina was opening her dvd to see what disks were inside, a small piece of paper dropped out. It read:

“There’s one more gift yet to meet – Follow these clues, this fantastic gift can’t be beat!
Clue 1:
When I first got here, I had a look. Then a bubble bath I took!”

To read the rest of the story, click HERE. If it doesn’t load on your computer, let me know. 🙂

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!

 

New York 2010 Winter Display at AG Place! December 23, 2010

Hey! Char from Doll Diaries posted pictures of the AG Place NY’s Christmas/Winter display! Her friend visited there last weekend and took lots of pretty pictures of the doll displays! This one shows a main window,  I believe. It’s so cute! I love the mailbox and the girl peeking through the window at the top! 🙂
To see a gallery of pictures from the beautiful historical, MAG, and bitty baby displays, click HERE! 🙂 Merry Christmas ~CHRISTMAS EVE IS TOMORROW!~ 😀

American Girl Doll Central is inviting you to a “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Gallery Display- here at AGDC! To participate, keep reading!
1. Take a picture of your doll(s) celebrating Christmas, New Years, or just enjoying winter activities.
2. Send your picture to madelineward17@yahoo.com .
3. When sending your picture, include what your dolls love most about Christmas/Winter. Also include your first name or nickname and the names of the dolls in your picture!
Rules:
1. You can send in up to 3 pictures.
2. Pictures must have to do with Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, Snow, Wintertime, etc.
3. Pictures must be sent in by Jan. 3, 2011! Mark the date!
Other information:
1. Pictures will be posted as a “Winter Wonderland” gallery on both AGDC’s website and picasa. You will get full credit for your picture.
2.If you would like to take a picture of any AG store’s winter displays (the picture must be owned by you) these will also be accepted!

Have a fun time! 🙂

 

Happy Birthday to HANNAH! December 22, 2010

Filed under: Happy Birthday!,Real American Girls — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:45 PM

Happy Birthday to my good friend Hannah! Well, belated birthday! Hannah turned 14 on December 10 and I am so dumb because I thought it was on the 17th, and even then I still would’ve been late since I was in NY! *smacks forehead* LOL! Here’s a special acrostic too my pen pal and blogging buddy!

is for happy, as Hannah always seems! Her happiness always spreads joy to me!

is for  helpful, I can always count on Hannie when I have a problem!

is for humorous, many laughs we share!

is for history, which Hannah loves!

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is for assuringly astonishing,
absolutely astounding,
amusingly awesome,
all of the above and abundantly more!

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is for Narnia lover!

is for noble- Hannie is a noble friend!

is for novel reader!

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is for nifty and neat!

is for nitid! (bright and merry)

is for neighborly! Hannie is very neighborly!

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is for interesting! I love to hear about Hannie’s stories!

is for inspiring! Hannie is inspiring to me!

is for “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer (meaning, you can change a situation which you think is bad to a good situation by changing the way you look at it) 🙂

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is for encouraging. Hannie is always encouraging!

is for everybody will find a friend in Hannie!

(some words that I couldn’t fit in here that describe Hannah): Owl City (heehee), Baking, Topaz (Dec. birthstone!), creative, colorful, smiley! heehee! 🙂

 

Happy 14th Birthday Hannah! You are a great friend!

Visit Hannah’s blog HERE!

 

MORE AG 2011 DOLL STUFF! INCLUDING….MINI DOLL OUTFITS?!?!?!?!?!?! December 21, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madeline@AGDC @ 7:26 PM

TITLE SAYS IT ALL! VIDEO CREDITS GO TO MissLeahBear! NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED!!!!

 

KANANI DOLL PICTURES!!!!!!!!! REAL!

Filed under: GOTY 2011,Kanani!!!!,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 12:55 PM

You saw it here first! Video credits go to Juliesol73, thanks so much to her for finding these pics! VIDEO DOES NOT BELONG TO ME!

Yay for Kanani! I’m sure a lot of you are excited!!!! Here’s my opinion:

“She’s very pretty! It looks, though, as if they took Jess and Marisol and put them together. To be truthful, I’m not in love with her and not sure yet if I’m adding her to my collection. However, she’s super pretty and her hair is just gorgeous! Her collection is cute, especially the chair! I’m going to have to see close-up and good quality pics of the doll before I decide. I love the meet outfit!”

My opinion on the book summary (I obviously haven’t read the books yet!):

“I love the tropical, island-y theme, but her actual story……seems a little stale. I mean, seriously, AG can do better than that! The only reason I am interested to read the books is because, well, she’s the new GOTY! And, like, I said, I like her theme. And…it seems like AG is trying a little too hard.  I mean seriously, “shaved ice” and “a cousin from New York”? Sorry, but I think AG could do better if they tried harder and cared a little less about money and more about a good, adventurous story, like the one Jess had. Lanie’s book was on the bridge for me, it was just above “boring” but I enjoyed it. Let’s hope Kanani is the same!”

What do you think? Leave a comment down below! Also, I’m sure Juliesol73 would appreciate it if you commented on her video. She’s one of the first on Youtube to have pics of Kanani!

 

UPDATE! December 16, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madeline@AGDC @ 11:32 AM

Ok! So, most of you know….I’m going to NY! Not the city, but we are going up to the snowy state and see family and hang out and have a good time! Well, it’s a 20 HOUR CAR RIDE, which means, it’s 11:30 AM right now, and we won’t get there until TOMORROW MORNING! So please pray that through all the ice and snow we will get there safely and we won’t die of boredom. 🙂 I’m sure you wondering…will I be online? Probably not for the next 24 hours, but I will have internet access there. I don’t think I can upload pics until I get back. What dolls am I bringing, you ask? Samantha and Julie! Heehee! We are just about to leave so I am writing this quickly!!! Bye!

 

KANANI BOOK COVERS!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! GOTY 2011 REVEALED! December 13, 2010

Filed under: GOTY 2011,Kanani!!!!,TOP SECRET,Videos,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:36 PM

TITLE SAYS IT ALL! KANANI IS “HERE”- AND THAT’S FOR A FACT!
*******************BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS*********************************

Right now I am pretty ECSTATIC and have not done much research, but apparently AG has “released” Kanani! I’m still trying to search where these slides have been found, and it looks like they are neither on the official site or the publishing site, but I’m still looking!!!!! Here’s a video of some more pics and slides!!!!

Based on this video, it looks like AG is also planning to release a new Julie Mystery, 2 new Rebecca mysteries, two new Innerstar U books (one looks like soccer-themed one called “The Winning Goal”, and the other looks like a ballet one…. “Into the Spotlight”? “Paper Shaper”, “Oodles of Sweet Things”, Felicity and Josefina paper doll sets, a book called “Lend a Hand (looks like the “Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them” book released with Chrissa), and “Oodles of Ocean Creatures”(I found this on another video). I’m so excited! She is beautiful with long, wavy brown hair with highlights, almond-shaped eyes, and medium skin. I gotta see what she looks like as a doll before I consider getting her, But I am DEFINITELY reading the books and can’t wait for her debut and collection!

Her meet outfit looks like a blue dress, a flower beret, and a bead necklace!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Yay for Kanani!!!! Here is some info on her books:

On 11-1-10, AG made its first public mention (although not by name) of the coming GOTY in the online store events section. Events scheduled at all stores on January 1 2011 celebrate the debut of this character: “Don’t miss the debut of our newest Girl of the Year—she loves to share the spirit of her tropical island home. Your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character’s world. Join us all weekend long for dancing, crafts, free giveaways, and more.”

Aloha Kanani
Title: Aloha Kanani
Author: Lisa Yee
Publication Date: January 2011
Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
Country of Publication: United States
Market: United States
ISBN: 1-59369-840-2
ISBN13: 978-1-59369-840-9
Item Status: Active Record (Available for Order)
Binding Format: Trade Cloth
Price: $12.95 (USD Retail) (Publisher)
Also Available Through: Follett Library Resources; Ingram Book Company
Current Language: English
Audience: Juvenile
Our Girl of the Year loves living in a beautiful tropical setting and she especially loves sharing the wonders of her island home with visitors. So when her cousin from New York comes to stay for a month, she is excited to get to know her. But no matter what she does to help her cousin feel at home, it only seems to make her unhappy instead. Can our Girl of the Year find a way to connect with her cousin?

Good Job Kanani
Author: Lisa Yee
Publication Date: January 2011
Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
Country of Publication: United States
Market: United States
ISBN: 1-59369-842-9
ISBN13: 978-1-59369-842-3
Item Status: Active Record (Available for Order)
Binding Format: Trade Cloth
Price: $12.95 (USD Retail) (Publisher)
Also Available Through: Follett Library Resources; Ingram Book Company
Current Language: English
Audience: Juvenile
Our Girl of the Year is excited about selling shave ice to raise money for a cause she cares about. But she also cares about her best friend-and she promised they would take surfing lessons together. When our Girl of the Year can’t make time for her best friend, their friendship begins to unravel, and she finds herself spending summer days alone. Will our Girl of the Year find a way to make things right?

all info from http://agplaythings.proboards.com/

*videos and “book info” credits to youtube user AGLoverr159. Thank you!!!!

 

An Adorable Video! And some other stuff! December 12, 2010

Hi guys! Well, as you know, I’ve just opened up a new site, so I’ve been working on that over the last couple of days, so I haven’t been doing much work on here. Bu today I have a couple exciting things for you, and an adorable video I found that I thought you guys would enjoy seeing. 🙂

1. I have been planning some really fun stuff for you guys that I have been working on this week and the past weekend. It’s a surprise, but I will tell you that one is a music video and the other is a slideshow based on a touching song. Since theses are so special, I will be posting the video on both Youtube and my site, and the slideshow on picasa as well as right here! You really want some clues? Ok, here’s a few (for the video):
• Features a song by 8-year-old Rhema Marvanne (I’m making a post about her soon and letting you guys get to know her soon!).
• Based on a true story (not the song but the actual video).
• About a girl who’s AAD is in the RUAMSY (unscramble!) Heehee! Oh, and in case your wondering, it’s not sad. LOL. In fact, it’s actually pretty peppy and fun.
And the slideshow…..well, it’s touching and based on soemthing that’s going through my life now. NOW MY LIPS ARE SEALED! LOL! Wait, if they’re sealed, how can I tell you #2? *unzips lips*

2. I am going to NY (the state, not the city, LOL) to see family and celebrate pre-Christmas with them!  We are leaving in a few days for the 13 hour drive (I REPEAT, 13 HOURS!) to go up. I’m so excited! I haven’t seen my cousins up there in 1 or 2 years! I’m so excited. We aren’t staying for actual Christmas, but you can bet everything’s going to be snowy up there! We might get up to 4 feet of snow- meaning we might be snowed in for an extra day or two! I haven’t seen that much snow in my life! But pray we can get home before C-mas..LOL. Right now, it looks like I’m bringing Julie and Sam, and I may make a photostory based on the preparations for the trip. What do you think? 😀

Heheee! NOW I can seal my lips as I show you this adorable video!

Heehee! Enjoy!

 

My new site! December 5, 2010

Filed under: Advertisement,Message from Madeline — Madeline@AGDC @ 6:43 PM

Hey guys! I made a new site with my BFF- it’s called Babysitters Bungaloo! I made it for girls like you who love kids and love to babysit! I just made it, so it’s kind of new, but there are already some things up there! So head over there and check it out and tell me what you think- I would appreciate it if you leave a comment, too. 😉 Here’s a little big of information about it which i posted on then site:
“Welcome to Babysitters Bungaloo blog! My name is Madeline, and I am 12 years old. I made this site for babysitters everywhere to meet and connect and share their funny stories, cute quotes, and helpful tips! My BFF Abby and I LOVE little kids and both babysit, as well as work in the nursery on Sundays at our church! We will be posting our experiences on here as well as tips and more! Check back soon and have a great day! :)

To visit the site, click HERE! I hope you enjoy and have a great day!!!!

Madeline

 

Tween Girl’s Daybook time! Week 3 December 4, 2010

Filed under: Tween Girl's Daybook — Madeline@AGDC @ 11:13 AM

I’m going to try and start doing these again…what do you guys think? 🙂
Date: December 4, 2010
Starting time: 10:51 AM
Mood: Excited!
Outside my window:  Cloudy; front yard; etc. Did you know we might get snow tonight? I’m SO excited! We rarely get snow this early!
I’m thinking: *must…not…eat…peppermint….hershey…kiss….* I AM ADDICTED PEOPLE! 😉
I’m reading: “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It’s a classic book about a girl names Sara Crewe who has to go live at a school for girls in London, away from her exotic home with her wealthy father in India where she is treated like a princess. At first when she arrives at the seminary, she is treated like royalty and mothers the younger girls until one day she suddenly becomes penniless and is forced to live in the school’s squalish attic and work for living….It’s a great book so far!!!!
I’m listening to: Christmas music. 🙂
I’m wearing: my pajamas. Heehe!  🙂
I am also doing: singing along to O Holy Night. 😉
Yesterday: my friend had a cookie and gift exchange Christmas party. It was very fun; I had the best gift in Secret Santa until my friend Alyssa rudely (LOL) “stole” it from me and I got stuck with a Webkinz that doesn’t even have the tag! *sighs sadly* LOL
I’m excited for: I’m doing my very first babysitting job today (actually it’s “mother’s helper” since it’s my first time)! I’ve been preparing for weeks! I LOVE little kids and work in the nursery on Sundays at my church with the same group of kids (2-3 year olds) and I love them all so much and have bonded with each of them! One of the girls is Gigi who I actually worked with on Wednesdays in the nursery and our moms are close friends and that is who I’m babysitting and she is the sweetest little thing ever and calls me her “big fwend”!!!!! 🙂
I’m sad: Not sad at all!
I’m hungry for: PEPPERMINT  HERSHEY KISS!
I want: Christmas to hurry up and come! 🙂
I love: little kids and peppermint hershey kisses. 😉
This week my goal is: to accomplish some Christmas shopping.
Did I meet last week’s goal: Didn’t have one
Prayer Request: My family is seriously deep in the adoption process. The social workers have visited, the papers have been sent in, it’s officialy official that in less than a year I could have an Ethiopian little sister or brother. I am SOOOO excited I can hardly explain; we’ve been at this for years and now it’s finally happening. But my parents and family need much prayer now as they are making some very important decisions- like whether we want to request a boy or a girl, or if it’s possible that we can afford TWO, which we would love to do but is very expensive. Thank you so much!!!
Have a great day!