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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!

 

Happy Hanukkah! December 13, 2009

Filed under: Christmas or other Winter Activities,Doll Fun,Holiday,Kit,Maria Kit,Mia — Madeline@AGDC @ 5:52 PM

“Hi girls!!!” shouted Kit as she bursted through the door to the room of Madeline’s friend, Meghan. It was also the very place her very best friend Kit Maria and her sister, Mia, lived. Mia greeted her with a “Hi, Kit!” and hug and Kit Maria greeted her best buddy an even bigger one. “I can’t believe your here!” Said Kit Maria. “Yeah,” agreed Mia. “We were so happy when Meghan said you were coming to celebrate Hanukkah with us!” Kit clapped her hands. “Yay, Hanukkah, Hanukkah! I LOVE Hanukkah……….um, what’s Hanukkah?” The girls smiled. “Well,” began Mia. “You know, Kit, we are not only Christians like you but also Jewish. Around the time before Christmas we celebrate a Jewish holiday called Hanukkah. It’s about a miracle.” Kit smiled. “Ooh, I like miracles!” Kit Maria laughed. “Uh-Hu, and there is so much fun stuff to do. Eat yummy traditional food, play games, light the menorah, and more! Soon, the humans will let us come down the stairs when every thing’s ready. You wanna see our Christmas tree?” Kit nodded, excited that she had come on a special night.

The three girls walked over to the shimmering tree in the corner of the room. “Isn’t it pretty!” Mia asked. “It so is!!! It’s very big and pretty and festive.” Kit Maria smiled. “I know, right?” Then there was a call from down the stairs. Mia grabbed one of Kit’s hands and Kit Maria grabbed the other and they raced down the stairs. “It’s time!”

The food wasn’t quite ready, so the girls sat in a circle in a corner where they could show Kit their favorite Hanukkah toy and game. “THIS is a dreidal.” Said Mia. “It’s a toy you play at Hanukkah and I am the best at it.” She joked. “I’m telling the truth. I’ve even beat all the humans in the house.” Kit and Kit Maria ‘OOOHHHed’ and ‘AAAAAAHHHHHed’. “How do you play it?” Kit asked. “Here, I will demonstrate.” Mia held the stick on the top of the dreidal between her thumb and pointing finger, then spun it. It landed on the floor and spun, spun, spun, for what seemed like forever. Then, it stopped, landing on it’s side. “What is that letter thing on the side?” Kit asked. She picked the dreidal up and saw that on every side there was a different one. Kit Maria was to explain. “That’s Hey, Shin, Gimel, Nun.” she said. “You see, Mia’s dreidal landed on Gimel. You see, If we were playing the real game with gelt, she would get ALL.” Kit smiled. “Cool!”

Mia got up and ran to a different room. “Don’t worry about her.” Kit Maria said. “She’s just crying because she didn’t beat her record.” Then a “No I am not!” came from the room Mia had ran into. She came back out with two more dreidals and gave one to each of the other girls. “No, I was NOT Kit Maria, I was being NICE and getting you a Kit a dreidal so we could play together. So you better watch your mouth, sassy, or you will not have a HAPPY Hanukkah.” (Then a “MIA! APOLOGIZE!” came from the room the humans were at.) Mia looked Kit Maria apologetically. “Ok, I’m sorry, Kit Maria.” Kit Maria didn’t look up from her dreidal, which was spinning like crazy by Kit’s.  “It’s ok, Mia. Now join in!” Surprisingly, a new person had one the dreidal contest this year. It was Kit! As the dreidals spun, Mia and her sister’s bumbed into each other and collapsed, while Kit’s still spun. “Great job, Kit! Both other girls congratulated her.

Soon, it was time to eat. Kit looked at her plate reluctantly. “Um..” she mumbled, as Kit Maria and Mia gobbled down their Latkes in less than a second. Mia looked up. “Kit, are you not hungry?” Kit tried to talk, but Kit Maria interupted. “Oh, she has a rare case of ‘I-don’t-know-what-this-food-is-so-I-am-just-going-to-put-my-napkin-over-it-and-throw-it-away-and-pretend-I-ate-it-and-be-hungry-the-rest-of-the-night disease. Kit laughed at herself but stopped. “But I don’t!!!! What even is this stuff?” Mia put her hand on Kit’s shoulder. “This STUFF,” she said. “Is the very best food ever.” Kit shrugged. “I’m not feeling it.” Kit Maria gasped. “But you have to TRY it, Kit. If you try it, you’ll like it, but if you do not, you’ll never like it.” Mia agreed and said, “Here, we’ll tell you what it is. See this stuff that looks like fried rice or something here on the right? Those are Potato Pancakes, we call then Latkes. You eat them with sour cream or apple sauce, or just plain.” Kit took a bite. “Why, it’s actually very good! What’s this over here?” Kit Maria pointed. “Well that’s just a roll and some chicken, but over here we have what’s like a dessert. It’s a Jewish traditional food called Kugel.” Kit took a bite of it, and enjoyed her Hanukkah meal. Now she had a new list of favorite foods.

Kit picked up a bag of what looked like golden money. “What in the world is this?” She asked. Kit Maria took the bag from her. “This,” she began, “Is Gelt. They are little golden coins we use for Hanukkah. But this is actually Chocolate Gelt, so it’s edible. Just take the wrapper off before you eat it, LOL.”

“Wow, can I have some?” asked Kit. “Sure,” said Kit Maria. “And, you may also take your own bag of it home to share with your sisters. We have plenty.” Kit smiled. “Wow, thanks!…..Mmm, it’s good!” Mia smiled. “I’m glad you like it.”

“Now, it’s story time.” Mia said, sitting down with a book. Kit and Kit Maria sat down around her. “OK, we will read about Hanukkah.” She began. “Once there was a small group of Jews called the Maccabees. There was also a bad king called Antiocus. Antiocus wanted the Maccabees to pray to his gods but the Maccabees wanted to worship God as they pleased. They went away and hid in the hills. When the time came to come back, they were so upset. Their temple was in ruins! The bad king had let his soldiers use it as they pleased, and they destroyed it. The Maccabees worked hard to make their temple great again, but then their was a problem. There was not barely any oil. They needed the oil to make it a place of prayer. There was not even enough to light the menorah!!! But then, the miracle happened. God used the tiny bit of oil and it was used for 8 whole days and nights! It was a miracle! They praised God! It was amazing! Now, Hanukkah lasts for eight days, just like in the story. We still light a menorah with eight candles. We cook our Latkes with oil to help us remember, too!” Kit Maria and Kit clapped. “Wow,” said Kit. “That’s a great story. God used that oil and it was a miracle! It reminds me of a story Elsie told us once, about Jesus and the bread and the fish! He used it to feed over 5,000 men!” Mia smiled and put the book down. “Exactly. How about we go light the menorah now?”

An they did that.  The menorah was very pretty and shimmered like he Christmas Tree. “We always do a special prayer when we light the menorah,” said Kit Maria. “But how about we let Kit try?” Mia agreed. “Ok,” Kit said. “Here I go. Dear Lord, thank you for this day and everything you’ve given us. Thank you we can come together and have special celebration for what you did. Thank you so much.  Help us to remember to be more like you. We love you. In Jesus name, Amen.” Everyone clapped, and they let Kit light the menorah. It was a very special time. The girls played with their dreidals more, and Kit Maria and her sister let Kit keep her own to share with her sisters. They ate some dessert, and it was a happy time. But soon, it was time for Kit to go home. “Bye!” she said, and hugged her best friends. “Bye!” they said back. “We hope you had a great time!”

From the car window, Kit stared back at the house. She had had so much fun and learned a lot. Then, she saw in one window,  a menorah lit. And what were those figures behind it? Kit peered closer. It was Kit Maria and Mia! “Bye!” Kit could here faintly. She saw the wave of their hands. “Bye!”

THANK YOU FOR READING! COMMENT AND RATE, AND HAVE A HAPPY HANUKKAH!

 

TRAVELING KIT MARIA-DAY 4 August 14, 2009

Filed under: Kit,Maria Kit — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:59 PM

Hi, Guys! I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while-I have been really busy. Here is what went on on my last day—

IMG_0662I hug my new best friend Kit,

IMG_0672Then say goodbye to all my other friends,

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It’s been fun, but it’s time to go. Maybe Kit can visit me sometime,too. Otherwise, I can’t wait to go back to visit my friends again! Goodbye, I will see you guys later!
— KIT MARIA 🙂

 

TRAVELING KIT MARIA-DAY 3 August 10, 2009

Filed under: Doll Fun,Kit,Maria Kit — Madeline@AGDC @ 12:58 AM

Hi! Maria Kit is back with all the scoop you need to know about day 3!!!! Listen up! 

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” Here you go!” says Kit as she boosts me up onto the salon chair. I can’t wait for skin cleaning time! It feels so relaxing!!!

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Then me and her color a little bit. Good thing Kit has some doll-sized markers!!!

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Next, we string real seashells together. Kit makes a necklace, I made a bracelet

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Then, we visit Madeline’s hermit crab, AJ.

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Afterward, Kit surprised me with a beautiful  bag she made herself. On it was a big K.. the first letter of both our names.

I love it here, but soon i will have to go! Better enjoy my last few days!

 

TRAVELING KIT MARIA-DAY 2 August 5, 2009

Filed under: Doll Fun,Kit,Maria Kit — Madeline@AGDC @ 3:07 PM

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HI! KIT MARIA HERE. IT’S REALLY FUN AT KIT’S HOUSE. HERE IS ALL THE SCOOP ON DAY 2!

“I would like a wash and rinse,” says Kit to the Hairdresser. “What do you want, Kit Maria?” she asks me. I say, “Only a brushing, please”

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Ahh…. Relaxation……

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I just know me and Kit are going to be best friends!!!!! (If you are wondering who’s who, Kit has the pink one on, I am in the blue.)

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“Goodnight, Kit Maria,” Kit says to me. “Goodnight, Kit!” I say back. “Don’t let the bedbugs bite!”

 

Traveling Maria Kit-Day 1 August 3, 2009

Filed under: Doll Fun,Kit,Maria Kit,Welcome! — Madeline@AGDC @ 6:23 PM

I opened up a vacation spa for my friends dolls a few weeks back, and my friends dolls now can come and spend a weekend at my home with my dolls and have adventures. When I opened it, my first visitor was my friend Meghan’s Kit. I call her Maria Kit since I already have a Kit. Please enjoy this post about Maria Kit’s first day!!! 🙂
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Ah! Morning already? I have been traveling  all night! Now I can’t wait to meet all my new friends!
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(I am the Kit in the green dress). Wait here’s someone. “My name is Kit Kittredge.” she says. “My name is Kit, too.” I said. “But Maria is my middle name, you may call me that.” I said.
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“Come meet all the girls!” Kit says. So I meet Molly, Addy,Josefina,Felicity,Samantha,Lulu, and Eva Grace.
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“We knew you were coming”, says Samantha. “So we got you a gift!”
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“A pink sweatshirt! Thanks, guys!” I say. Then I give Sam a big hug. I think I will like it here.
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Tune In next time when I share my adventures! Love, Kit Maria