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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Birthday Tea

Birthday Tea, originally uploaded by PaulaK.

A week after we returned from our family vacation, I took I. on a birthday trip to the American Girl place in Chicago. We rode the train, which is about a 4 hour ride, and her grandmother and A. accompanied us.

We arrived on Friday afternoon, went and had tea, which the dolls attend also. Then we saw a live musical performed by some very talented young women, all in the 11-13 age range. She also had plenty of time to shop. We didn't have an extended family birthday party for her since we were on vacation and so I'd asked relatives to send her money instead of a gift.

The next day we walked up and down the Magnificent Mile and shopped, something I've never had the chance to do before in my many visits there. We also went to the top of the John Hancock building to enjoy the view. Chicago is a wonderful city--I actually like it better than NY, although it is less awe-inspiring.

I. is my only daughter who is interested in dolls, particularly these dolls, and I decided to go ahead and make this trip now, because who knows if she will still be interested in them next year. We had a great time.

1 comment:

Jody said...

Mia seems to really love dolls too. I never really liked them as a child, but am enjoying them through Mia.

Glad you went. Like you said, they change so fast from year to year.

It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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