It’s been four years since SJ got the priceless gift of her very own American Girl Doll.
You can read the whole story here, but basically I wanted to get her a doll that could have hearing aids but knew there was no way I could afford an American Girl Doll. So, I posted this ISO on Facebook Market Place and received an overwhelming response.
I was just praying I could find a USED American Girl doll that I could afford and God provided above and beyond that! I received an American Girl Doll still in the box from a stranger which I was able to gift to SJ on her birthday.
It was the best birthday gift ever! The first year was really sweet and my mom brought SJ and Isabella to the American Girl doll hospital at the Mall of American in Minneapolis and she got hearing aids.
It could have ended there and it would have been worth it, but the fact is four years later she still loves her doll. It’s been such a treasure to watch her grow and change and still cherish Isabella. She’s 11 now and just got some new accessories for her birthday.
I know this imaginative play won’t last forever so I am documenting it while I can! Here are some of my favorite snap shots of SJ and Isabella throughout the years.
Look at how little SJ was when she was 7! Someone get me the tissues!
Here are a few other special memories with Isabella.
Isabella doesn’t go with her everywhere, but she’s been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit in her four years.
She’s been known to wear Elle and SJ’s old baby clothes.
Oh and you’ve gotta love the bows.
They’ve had their fair share of matching outfits.
The dress in this Christmas photo was actually SJ’s when she was a baby.
Isabella was there when the world shut down and the kids suddenly had to do distance learning (SJ’s on a zoom call in this photo).
Spotted this scooter at a yard sale this past summer.
When you homeschool sometimes you have to do your school work at the car dealership while your mom is getting the oil changed.
SJ has made so many cool things for her doll and I wish I photographed more of them but here is a stage made out of a pizza box and the mic stand is adjustable!
I wish you could peek inside and see all of the details of this little bedroom that SJ made.
This year Elle got a My Life doll and so that’s been a lot of fun for these sisters.
Up in the tree house
Time for bed.
It’s been a fun four years.