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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!

 

Felicity’s Horseback Riding Lessons June 2, 2010

Filed under: Addy,Doll Fun,Felicity,Molly,Summer — Madeline@AGDC @ 2:55 PM

Some of you are probably saying to yourself, “Yes! A photostory!” Well, here goes:
It was a beautiful June morning, June 2 to be exact-the first real day of the doll’s summer. Yesterday, all the dolls had their awards and promotion ceremonies. Felicity, who had been in 3rd grade, was still asleep, hoping to be able to sleep in. She held her stuffed duck, Mr.Muggles, close. She had had him since she was a baby. Molly, who had been in 6th grade and was going to 7th grade next year, crept in slowly. “Lissie,” she whispered. “Wake up, Lissie…” Molly felt bad to wake Felicity early on her first day of summer. But she needed to, if she was going to get Felicity on time to her……

“HHHOOORRRSSSEEEBBBAAACCCKKKKRRRIIIDDDIIINNNGGLLLEEESSSSSSOOONNNSSS!” Felicity screamed. Molly slapped her hand over her mouth. “SHUSH! The other girls are sleeping.” Felicity nodded. “I know!” she whispered as loud as a whisper would go. “But I’m so excited! I’ll finally ride a horse like my Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother and namesake! Oh, do you think she’ll be brown like Gramma Lissie’s Penny was-” Molly put a finger over her lips and giggled. “We can talk ALL we want on the way to your lessons. But let’s get out of this room. We don’t want wake up our sisters. And get dressed”

Felicity changed into the horse-back riding outfit Madeline had bought her. It even had an “LA” emblem on it, which stood for Lipton Anderson, which was where Felicity would be taking her lessons. She tugged on her boots as her and Molly headed out the door.

When they got to the stables, Felicity saw a small, plump African-American women who would be her teacher. “Good golly!” she exclaimed in her sweet southern accent as Felicity and Molly approached. “I had no idea my student would be such a fine lady!” Felicity smiled but before she could say her thanks the women started again. “Anyway, you’ll have to excuse me. I’m not in usual uniform. You see, it was my day out of the staff to clean the stables. I tried to tell them I had a gal to teach, but I couldn’t get out of the job. And oh my, I didn’t have no time to change. Oh dear me, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Anderson, I’m the co-manager of the stables next to Mrs.Lipton, and I love to teach kids like you. It’s wonderful that kids have an interest in these animals,” she said as a horse snorted. “Nice to meet you, Mrs.Anderson.” Molly spoke for Felicity. “I’m Felicity’s older sister. Could I watch her over on that bench?” Mrs. Anderson smiled a smile filled with pretty white teeth. “You sure can.” she answered. Then she turned to Felicity. “So who is my student again?” she asked. “Mrs.Anderson, my name is Felicity Merriman, Mrs.Anderson. Nice to meet me–OH I MEAN you, Mrs.Anderson!!!! I’m so sorry!” The lady laughed. “You don’t have to repeat my name so many times, child. And that’s fine. Now what got ya all roused up in horses?”

“Well,” Felicity began. “My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great- Grandmother was the FAMOUS Felicity Merriman. They even wrote a series of books about her and made a doll of her, you see. My mother named me after her. Sometimes I even dress like her. She’s my hero.” Mrs.Anderson went, awwww and muttered “Bless her heart!” as Felicity went on. “Well you see, when my Grandmother was ten like I am, she fell in love with horses. There was an awful man named Jiggy Nye in her neighborhood, who beat horses, (Mrs. Anderson puts a hand on her chest and goes, “Ooh!”, wrapped in the story) “And, one day she was helping her father’s apprentice, Ben, deliver some horse things to him. My many-greats grandmother saw his new horse, Penny, and saw how badly he treated it. So in the night, my Grama Lissie-that’s what I call her- visited the horse to give it food and treat it well. She even learned to ride it. She eventually set the horse free so it wou;dn’t die from Jiggy’s harsh treatments. One day at her grandfather’s plantation, Grama Lissie was reunited with Penny, and she loved her and took care of her. I’ve read my Grama’s 6 biographies about her and Penny. I want to follow in her footsteps of being a hero and saving Penny. Also, I want to glorify God.” Mrs. Anderson grinned. “What a great story! That’s a better answer than any of my students have said when I asked them why they wanted to learn to ride. C’mon, I’ll let you meet Blackie.”

“This girl always ends up being my students’ favorite. Meet Blackie.” Felicity reached her hand out. She was a little nervous about how BIG the horse was. But the anxiety melted away when she felt the horse’s soft mane. “Now,” began Mrs.Anderson, “The first and most important step for being a rider is to get familiar with his/her horse. You need to meet your horse and give her the ability to trust you. If she doesn’t, she won’t let you ride her. But Blackie does nice on children after she meets them, and I can already tell you’ll be a natural.”

“Here,” said Mrs.Anderson, handing Felicity a bucket of apples. “Try feeding her. That’s a good way of earning trust from her.” Felicity took an apple from the bucket. “Here, Blackie, sweet darling, c’mon, Blackie, I won’t hurt you.” Then she made kissy noises as a coax to get Blackie to come near her. Like magic, Blackie took the apple out of Felicity’s hand. A wave of astonishment passed over Felicity. The horse’s tongue tickled. Excitedly, Felicity pulled another apple out, and the horse took it. After that she patted Blackie, guessing two apples were enough for a snack. Mrs. Anderson, who had been watching from afar, came over. “I’m impressed, Felicity!” she said. “It usually takes a while for Blackie to get near kids, even though she ends up loving them. But she came right up to you. And you even knew when enough apples were enough, you didn’t over feed her. Maybe I’ll let you brush and wash her. How’s that?” Felicity nodded.

Felicity washed Blackie and brushed her in circular motion the way Mrs. Anderson had taught her. Soon, the horse was clean and “neighed” at Felicity. “That means he loves you!” her teacher assured her. Felicity giggled and petted the horse. “I love you too, Blackie!

Finally, it was time for riding. Felicity sucked in her breath as Mrs.Anderson hooked up the bit and saddle and other supplies and secured the helmet on Felicity’s head. “Hop up. Uppity up!” Mrs.Anderson coaxed her and helped her up onto the huge saddle. Felicity felt as if she were on the top of a mountain. “We are going to trot. I will hold the reigns.” Mrs. Anderson said. Felicity felt amazing on top of the horse. It was great. Felicity leaned forward and held onto Blackie’s mane as if she were going 100 miles per hour. “Don’t worry,” Mrs. Anderson said. “You won’t fall off.” Felicity laughed from the joy of riding a horse. “It’s not that,” she said. “I’m pretending I am in a horse race, and I must go super fast! Hee-yah!” Now it was Mrs. Anderson’s turn to laugh. You deserve to try it on your own. I will be right here to catch you if you fall. Now ride to you hearts desire.” She handed the reigns to Felicity, who rode quite fast for a beginner around the large prairie. She felt just like her Grama Lissie. Finally, the miraculous ride had to be over. How could Felicity bear it?

“My Golly oh MY!” exclaimed Mrs. Anderson. “I am going to enter you in a fine respected horse show. Don’t doubt it. Just a few more lessons and I WILL. That canter–from a first-timer! It’s in your heart, child, not your brain or mind like with most children. You don’t need me to teach you. But we both want me to. You are AMAZING, let me say!” Felicity hugged her. “You are a great teaher, Mrs.Anderson!!!! I cannot wait till next week for my lesson!”

 

this week in happenings by samantha elizabeth parkington February 21, 2010

Filed under: Molly,Samantha,Samantha's mini-blog!!! :),The AGDC Olympics,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 4:26 PM

NOTE: I hope you guys know I do not really type like this or misspell things so easily. This is supposed to be a doll typing, and Samantha is “typing”.
heyy guys
boy are we the worst. i mean where is our valentine photo story. madeline has just made the chinese new year photo story and will be posting it soon. instead of a photo story for valentines day we will have pictures and photography valentine themed. for black history month addy and lulu will be creating a short presentation about the importance of their history. im sorry. weve just been so busy lately so madeline has had like like no time. but to cheer you up, here is some more news.
ive talked to hannah about the photo story contest with the besties and brains. it is now called The AGDC Olympics, and there are only two teams. hannah has agreed to side with the besties but she says shes at heart a brain but wants to be on my team, so yah. The AGDC Olympics will be start late march/early april. and now, there is more than a photostory. we will be having all sorts of competitions, so will keep you posted.
in other news, molly will be going to Sarah’s Doll Hospital this month. it’s so much better than the american girl one because you get a BIG discount and sarah has wayyyyyyy more variety than the AG place. like for instance, molly has horror hair. (sorry sister) if madeline (who is mollys twin by the way) sends molly to the ag hospital for this reason she has to pay like $60 or $70 and american girl wont even try to fix her hair they will just screw a new head on. but sarah only charges $15 for what molly will be getting, plus $3 for a dolly name necklace custom made by her. so thats why you shoudl send your doll their instead of ag hospital. plus she can also restring her doll which….which…….
OHHH I GIVE UP IM SORRY BUT IM SORRY I JUST HAVE TO CRY YOU NEVER GUESS WHAT I HEARD I HEARD MADELINE TALKING ABOUT SENDING ME TO THAT HOSPITAL TOO HAVE YOU EVER HAD A MAJOR SURGERY WELL GUESS WHAT SISTER IM ABOUT TO HAVE ONE BECAUSE WHAT MADELINE IS SENDING ME FOR GETTING MY LIMBS TAKEN APART THEN STRUNG BACK TOGETHER THAT MEAND MY HEAD, ARMS, AND LEGS HAVE TO BE TAKEN OFF PLUS ALL MY GUTS!!!!!! MY GUTS!!!!!!!!!!! CAN YOU BELIVE IT? IM FREAKING OUT HERE IM JUST A LITTLE DOLLY!!!!!!! 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😥 😥 😥 😥 OH BOY OH BOY WOW UHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! crying….crying……..crying……..crying……. AND THIS SI THE WORST PART MADELIEN BROUGHT THE OLD DOLL WHEELCHAIR OUT TODAY AND SAID I HAVE TO USE IT UNTIL I GO TO SARAH. IF I DONT GO TO SARAH I HAVE TO BE IN THE WHEELCHAIR FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!! crying…….crying…….crying……..crying…….crying…….. I DONT WANNA DO NEITHER!!!!!! crying…..crying……crying……
(Molly comes in) Molly: Sammi, what’s wrong?
Samantha: MADELINES GONNA SEND ME TO THE DOLL HOSPITAL?
Molly: To Sarah? Don’t worry. I’m going too!
Samantha: SO?…..
sniff….. All you gotta do is get your hair done, and I gotta get a SUGERY! OPEN GUTS SUGERY!!!!!
Molly: Don’t worry. I’m sure Sarah will let me hold your hand.
Samantha: But you’ll be holding a hand attached to NO BODY!!!!!!! WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Molly: It’s ok, sissy. I promise. I will show you the video of Lindsay getting opperated, and you’ll see how easy it looks. Besides, Sarah will give you sleep medicine. She wouldn’t cut your string while you are awake.
Samantha: Ok…. I guess….
Molly. Now get off the computer and take a nap or lay on the couch and watch TV or something. Calm down. I’ll make you hot chocolate.
Samantha: Molly,
…sniff…..
I think you are the best big sister ever.
Molly: Thank you, you are too.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from American Girl Doll Central December 6, 2009

Filed under: Advertisement,Christmas or other Winter Activities,Molly — Madeline@AGDC @ 11:08 PM

 

American Girl Doll “Elf Yourself” Music Video! December 5, 2009

Send your own ElfYourself eCards
 

Traveling Doll Mia- Part 2 October 25, 2009

Filed under: Doll Fun,Life Lessons,Mia,Molly — Madeline@AGDC @ 12:51 AM

Well, it’s time to see what’s happening with our friend Mia Moyer in Part 2 of “Traveling Doll Mia”!

IMG_1750Mia Moyer was sitting at the breakfast table just about ready to pour Cheerios, her favorite cereal. Mia was tired from all the action yesterday. She yawned deeply, content that she would be able to have a long nap today, after she ate and did her morning errands around the house.  Mia layed her head down on the table. She was also content when assuring herself that the next two days would go by quickly, and then she would get to go home at last. Mia had met wonderful new friends in a lovely house, but she was not enjoying this traveling thing that her owner Ally had set up for her. “How would SHE feel if I sent her away to a stranger’s house…” Mia muttered to herself. “Well…” she thought again. “I guess she wants me to have fun, that’s all.” Mia hardly noticed her cereal getting soggy  when Molly, her new friend and leader of the AGDC dolls, burst into the room. “Mia!” she called. “What do you need?” Mia asked. “Mia,” said Molly. “You need to get a sweater and skates on. I am going to take you to Thin Cruster Lake. You need to practice for your competition tomorrow!” Mia put down her spoon and gave Molly a hopeless look.  Mia was usually and happy and bubbly and nice girl, but this trip wasn’t working out for her, especially when her hostess thought up things that could never happen in a lifetime. “Molly,” Mia said. “Face the facts, here. You CAN’T get me ready for the competition.  This travel doll thing has cut me DAYS of practice off. If I went, which I can’t, I wouldn’t win at all, I’d be so bad.” Molly put a hand on Mia’s shoulder. “Mia, that’s exactly WHY we are going. To practice. So you can follow your dream of skating. To get your confidence back! But not to win. Mia, as long as you try your best, you’ll always be a winner, regardless of awards and prizes.” Mia almost had tears in her eyes. That was so beautiful to Mia. “OK.” she sniffed. “I’ll go because you are so sweet to me. For you and God. That’s why I’ll go.”

IMG_1752“MOLLY!!!!!!” Mia’s yell rang out in all of Thin Cruster Way.  Right there, ont he snow edge of the lake, was a horrible thing. It was a sign that showed Mia’s picture and said, “MIA MOYER WILL BE STARRING IN THE LUCERENE GIRLS ICE ARENA COMPETITION! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AND SEE THIS GIRL PREFORM!” Mia brought the sign over to Molly.

IMG_1753“LOOK AT IT! LOOK AT THIS HIDEOUS THING! DID YOU DO IT, MOLLY?” Mia raged. Her red hair seemed to catch fire. “IT SAYS THAT I WILL BE PREFORMING AT THE COMPETITION! IT SAYS, “BRAVO, MIA” WHICH MEANS PEOPLE WANT TO ME TO PREFORM THERE SO MUCH THAT THEY ARE ALREADY CHEERING FOR ME!!!!” Mia screamed. Molly told her to stop. “Calm down, Mia!” Molly said. “That’s just one of Madeline’s books. She probably left it here on accident. It says ‘Bravo, Mia’  because that’s the title of the book. AND it’s about the human-being Mia, not the doll. So chill out! Stop thinking about hot-dogs and more about cold-popsicles!” But Mia protested. “Buh..buh..but what about the thing that said I will be preforming at the-” Molly stopped her. “That was your imagination. See? It says, ‘Laurence Yep.’ That’s the author, not gossip news. See? God is with us, so nothing will hurt us. It’s fine. So show me your ice skating moves! I know you’ll do good.

IMG_1756 Move 1: Rotate and spin, strike a pose!
IMG_1757Move 2: Turn to the left right, take it back now yall!
IMG_1758 Move 3: Upright turn, slide in a row!
IMG_1759Move 4: One foot you know, makes a pro. To be a pro, it’s the way to go!
IMG_1761Move 5: A striking pose will know them on their toes!
IMG_1762Move 6: Lean back do a twister- “AHHHH!” Mia yelled. She had fallen. Failed. Ohhh, how this could get worse, to fall in front of- “Are you ok, Mia? Here, let me help you up.” Molly’s gentle voice and embrace surrounded Mia. What a great friend she had. “You think I am a good skater even though I fell on the easiest trick of all?” Mia asked. Molly smiled. “Of course. I used to think when I watched people on TV ice-skate, that falling is the test of a good skater. I thought people who failed were losers. But then, I fell. I was on a gymnastics competition show. It was me and this other girl on the balence beam.  And I lost. Came with it a great conciquence. A broken arm. But then the other girl came to help me. She didn’t care about winning. She wanted to help me, and she cared more about the loser finishing than herself winning. In fact, she helped me win first and claimed herself the last place. It changed my thoughts about winners and losers. The real winners are often the people in  last place. It depends on what kind of sport you are.” The girls sat down.

IMG_1763Mia’s head felt turned around after Molly’s lecture about good sportsmanship.  Wow. What a life lesson could be hid in these tiny photo stories.  “Molly,” Mia said. “You are the real winner today. If you were to skate like an Olympic Champion or not be able to stand up straight on these skates, you’d be the one to win in my eyes.” Molly smiled. “Well,  we’ll see who can really win a gold medal tomorrow at the competition. But you can’t go unless you practice! So drink some water and let’s see some more moves!!!

OTHER MIA STORIES AT YOUR LOCAL AGDC BLOG:
Traveling Doll Mia Part 1 — Now Available!
Traveling Doll Mia Part 3 — Coming Soon!

 

American Girl Show-and-Tell Wednesday! October 21, 2009

Filed under: Doll Photography,Molly,Show and Tell Wednesday — Madeline@AGDC @ 7:49 PM

Hi! We are proud to anounce that this is the first Show and Tell Wednesday here at AGDC! You can see what’s going on at Liz’s website, American Girl Fan. http://americangirlfan.com  Well, SATW is a day where I show a picture of my dolls doing something and tell about it. Here goes week 1’s picture!
IMG_0783My doll, Molly McIntire, is a real fan of Heinz Ketchup! See her with her red shirt and bib, her own ketchup bottle, a Heinz Ketchup cookbook, and a human-sized ketchup.  “It’s just gotta be red!” says Molly.

You can also host Show-and-Tell Wednesday on your blog. And to spread the word,  go to Liz’s website and tell now!