Growing up, I was never into dolls very much (see previous post about that topic)...but as I quickly learned living near the MOA with an American Girl superstore...these are a big deal and I didn't want to deprive my little baby doll of the American Girl experience. We all like to live vicariously through our children, right?
Earlier in the summer, before Miss L arrived in our world, I was shopping/browsing the AG store at the MOA with a dear friend. We both quickly observed that the 2011 girl of the year, was this beautiful Hawaiian girl namd Kanani. This became very exciting for me, as I danced Hawaiian dancing growing up, love all things Hawaii, went to Hawaii this year, and am having a girl during this year of the Hawaiian girl. How ironic? Right.
Sooo, fast forward 3 months. Jeremy and I decide that the one gift from Santa should be Kanani...and then we each had our own agenda of items to purchase Miss L to wrap for under the tree. Great!
As procrastination would have it...I wait until the very last week prior to Christmas to scoot over to MOA, (note: this place is literally 15 minutes from our home)...to find out they are sold out - completely...Ebay is the only option. Nearly crying as I exit the parking structure, I call Jeremy and explain how horrible of a mom I am...afterall, I have had this idea to make this purchase for over 5 months!
Fast forward 5 days to Christmas morning, as we are opening presents from under our Christmas tree...I open a package marked "To: baby girl." I question, which baby girl this is for? Of course, the answer is reached once I open the large, rectangular shaped box and discover Kanani. Truth be told, Jeremy searched the Ebay listings the moment I called him, followed it up with a local Craigslist search and purchased the American Girl that very evening. Christmas was saved. I was in tears (of joy), because it reminded me of how lucky Miss L and I are to have the best daddy and husband in the world!
|Miss L is nearly the size of Kanani|