Blog Archives - A Girl and her Dolls
 
From the title, you might think I'm going on another vacation. But I'm not. It's worse.

Everyone thought American Girl was going to archive Molly next.

They're archiving Felicity and Elizabeth instead.

I personally don't get it. Everyone loves them. They have a movie, lots of things. Not that Molly would be better, it's just...sad. But American Girl hopefully knows what they're doing. It's their decision, not mine.

I'm just sad. I chose both of them, and I love both of them. They're sisters.

See, when a historical doll gets archived, all of the dolls of that kind become sad for about a month or so without knowing it. It's different for JLY's/MAG's and GOTY's. I guess it's because historical dolls are what started American Girl.

But they get over it. The Dolls and I are preparing ourselves for it.

If anyone wants Felicity or Elizabeth or any of their awesome things, better buy them now, before they're gone.

-Doodledog
 
It was the first day of school for the Dolls today! Didn't I promise that I would post a photostory? 


Anyway, The school they got to is different than most schools because they jump right in and start learning. The Dolls don't mind because they never get homework, since they're homeschooled. The teacher retired, but she gave me everything I need and told me to call her if I needed anything. So far, the Dolls have been fine. Today, we started off the school year by going outside and taking a look at plants. At our school, we take an entire day and devote it to one subject. Today was science, tomorrow is math, Wednsday is English, Thursday is History, and Friday is P.E. That way, the Dolls are more focused on one subject instead of moving around and shifting focus. As you know, today was Science, so we went outside to the garden.
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They all glanced around, staring at the garden. The looks on their faces told me that they knew that today was going to be fun. Thistle was unaware of the twigs in her hair. 
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But Lizzy noticed them and helped her get them out. 
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I asked them to tell me observations about some of the plants. Teetee went up to a green plant and touched one of it's leaves. 


"It feels thick," Felicity observed. "But it's still soft and flimsy."
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"This flower feels really soft," Thistle added. "And it's bell-shaped."
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"This Rosemary smells really good," Lizzy observed. "And it looks prickly, but it's not." 
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"That may not be prickly, but this pine is!" Felicity offered. 
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"This flower has two colors," Thistle said wonderingly. 


"That's because it's two different plants in the same pot," I told her. 
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"This plant is really colorful, but it doesn't have any flowers!" Lizzy jumped in excitedly. "I'm going to paint a picture of it!"
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It was then that we all realized Thistle was limping. 


"I'm fine," she insisted when I asked her about it. 


"No, you're not," Lizzy told her. "We should go inside."


"I don't want to ruin everybody's fun," Thistle said sadly. 


"You would be ruining our fun by staying out here and hurting yourself," Felicity put in. 
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Thistle finally gave in and let us take her inside. The doctor had said that her ankle might start acting up occasionally. He told us to just make her rest for a while. 


That's all of the pictures I have. 


I'm so excited, my school starts tomorrow! It means a little less posting, but I will still try to come on regularly. Thanks for reading! I'll take pictures the next time we have a "field trip"!


-Doodledog
 
I realize that I've never really taken the time to post pictures or talk about my pets. So, I'm doing a post about it now. By the way, I'm trying to do a post at least every other day, but don't throw tomatoes if I forget a day! Anyway, back to my pets.

DOODLE:
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Doodle is a lovable cross between a dachshund and a chihuahua. She is a small lap dog that loves people and licking toes (never wear sandals around her). Color: Mostly black with some brown and white. Personality: Lovable and loves everyone. Hates other dogs. We wish she liked other dogs, but she despises them and barks every time one comes near. She's all bark and no bite. Hates collars, doesn't mind harnesses. Lap dog.


TEO/ALIEN
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You can see by the second picture why we call her "Alien". SHE HAS HUGE EYES! (her left eye doesn't really look like that, it's only the glare of the camera flash). My dad found her at a car dealership, starved and her face covered in tar. She has never had very good eyesight because of this, and she's very cautious. Color: Mostly white with splotches of grey and stripes and spots of black inside the grey. Personality: Jumpy, sweet, and love love LOVES catnip (she finds the leftovers from long ago on the cat tree and goes crazy, and then she gets really tired and goes to sleep). Causes trouble. Only likes to be held when she decides to climb into your arms, only likes to sleep on your lap when she climbs on.


SNOO
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My dad added the speech bubble on the second one. Snoo is the last homeborn cat we have. Color: Black all the way through. Green eyes. Personality: Playful and protective. Any foreign cat on "his" territory that threatens him, he never goes down without a fight. And usually, he wins. He soaks up attention when you pet him, but if you so much as brush up against his belly fur, he switches into playful mood and begins to bat at your hand. WARNING: DO NOT RUB HIS TUMMY! He then switches out of playful mood and into grabbing-your-hand-with-his-front-paws-and-biting-the-fingers mode.


KINA
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Kina is the oldest cat we have. When we first got her, she was already old. We've had her since I was five. Color: Black. Fur sticks together in tufts because she is no longer flexible enough to clean herself. Personality: She used to be a grouchy old lady who enjoyed getting on places she wasn't supposed to. While she still gets on places she's not supposed to, she enjoys being held now, as long as she gets to choose when she leaves. Spends most of her time sleeping (no surprise there...she is a cat...) and hoggs the food only slightly less than Snoo, although she is much thinner than she used to be.







THIS POST IS IN MEMORY OF: TEENERS
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Teeners was too young for it to be her time. Had that car been going slower around that corner, she might have gotten out of it's way. LET THIS BE A REMINDER: drive slowly, around corners especially. All of you pet-lovers out there, you might realize how we felt.
 
I realize that I've never really taken the time to post pictures or talk about my pets. So, I'm doing a post about it now. By the way, I'm trying to do a post at least every other day, but don't throw tomatoes if I forget a day! Anyway, back to my pets.

DOODLE:
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Doodle is a lovable cross between a dachshund and a chihuahua. She is a small lap dog that loves people and licking toes (never wear sandals around her). Color: Mostly black with some brown and white. Personality: Lovable and loves everyone. Hates other dogs. We wish she liked other dogs, but she despises them and barks every time one comes near. She's all bark and no bite. Hates collars, doesn't mind harnesses. Lap dog.


TEO/ALIEN
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You can see by the second picture why we call her "Alien". SHE HAS HUGE EYES! (her left eye doesn't really look like that, it's only the glare of the camera flash). My dad found her at a car dealership, starved and her face covered in tar. She has never had very good eyesight because of this, and she's very cautious. Color: Mostly white with splotches of grey and stripes and spots of black inside the grey. Personality: Jumpy, sweet, and love love LOVES catnip (she finds the leftovers from long ago on the cat tree and goes crazy, and then she gets really tired and goes to sleep). Causes trouble. Only likes to be held when she decides to climb into your arms, only likes to sleep on your lap when she climbs on.


SNOO
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My dad added the speech bubble on the second one. Snoo is the last homeborn cat we have. Color: Black all the way through. Green eyes. Personality: Playful and protective. Any foreign cat on "his" territory that threatens him, he never goes down without a fight. And usually, he wins. He soaks up attention when you pet him, but if you so much as brush up against his belly fur, he switches into playful mood and begins to bat at your hand. WARNING: DO NOT RUB HIS TUMMY! He then switches out of playful mood and into grabbing-your-hand-with-his-front-paws-and-biting-the-fingers mode.


KINA
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Kina is the oldest cat we have. When we first got her, she was already old. We've had her since I was five. Color: Black. Fur sticks together in tufts because she is no longer flexible enough to clean herself. Personality: She used to be a grouchy old lady who enjoyed getting on places she wasn't supposed to. While she still gets on places she's not supposed to, she enjoys being held now, as long as she gets to choose when she leaves. Spends most of her time sleeping (no surprise there...she is a cat...) and hoggs the food only slightly less than Snoo, although she is much thinner than she used to be.







THIS POST IS IN MEMORY OF: TEENERS
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Again sorry for the lack of posting lately. I'm trying to make up for it.

Anyways, here is what's happened with the Dolls:

Thistle's cast is off. She posted about it on her blog.

Camp ended. Sorry :(

Their room situation is...hard to explain. See, with my new sewing machine (see post below), I have to put it somewhere when I'm not using it. Under my desk, where the Dolls' bedroom is, is the only place I can put it, and it takes up a bunch of room. The Dolls have been sleeping in the hallway a bunch lately. Fortunately, they haven't said anything and I'm thankful to them, but I still hope to figure out something soon.

Felicity designed five outfits, Lizzy painted three canvases and started two, and Thistle got a new insparation for a book.

Now, that pretty much brings you up to speed. Sorry again for lack of posting. I WILL POST A PHOTOSTORY OF THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON MONDAY!!! ;)

-Doodledog
 
I am SO SORRY that I haven't posted in FOREVER!!!!!! Things have been really crazy around here, since school starts next week and we're trying to fit in all of the last-minute trips to grandparents and friends. My friend has a play tomorrow, and then I have three days of relaxation (AT LAST!) until school starts on Tuesday, August 24th. I'm really excited about school starting! I know, I'm crazy. It's just the awesome school I go to. Not telling you what it is. Sorry, public internet...

Anyways, I have been hinting in my last few posts about a surprise that will help me post more. I got it a long time ago, but I never had a chance to post the pictures I took of it.

So, here is the surprise:

I got a brand-new...













































































SEWING MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You may have noticed that in the last couple pictures, Thistle was wearing the dress I made (if you have no idea what I am talking about, you might want to read all of the blog posts that you missed). A few days after I made that dress, it kinda fell apart. Now, I have resewed it with my sewing machine, and it's good as new! I love my new sewing machine! It's a Singer, as you may have noticed. I got it at Target for under 100 dollars. It works very well, and it's my first sewing machine. It's great for beginners!

My choices were that one and one that was green instead of red. However, I had been looking at sewing machines online, and some reviews on the green one said that it stopped working after a month. But guess what? The one I got has a 25-year limited warranty, so if THIS one breaks down (although I didn't find this one online, so I didn't have any reviews on it) I can return it.

But it has served me wellsince I got it.

Anyways, I have to go now. School starts on Tuesday, so my scedule will even out. I will try to post when I get home from school, but I'll have homework so it will have to be later OR my posts will be super short. Expect more posts on the weekends.

-Doodledog

(P.S. Sorry I didn't get, like, any photostories of the Girls' camp up...summer has been busier than I thought it would be.)
 
Okay, first off, sorry there has been hardly any posts lately! There just hasn't been very much to post about. But that will change soon-it's a surprise why, but it WILL change soon!


And,basically, here is the rest of my summer: I'm going on another trip to my grandma's house from Monday to Thursday, and then I come home and from Friday to Saturday I go to my friend Alexandra's house. The week after that I have In-Person Registration for my school, and then either from the 19th-20th I'm going to my friend's house or from the 20th-21st I'm going to my friends house...we haven't figured out which yet. On Tuesday of the following week, school starts. Wow. 


So, as you may have figured out, there isn't very much time for me to post for the rest of the summer, but don't worry, I'll find time to fit you guys in. 


Now, for the trip to my grandma's house, I am going to take one of my American Girl Dolls. Just one, though. I've realized that it's just too much to lug them all around...


As you may or may not know, Thistle's ankle is healed by now, as posted by her on Soul Writing, so if she comes, she will be able to do fun things.


Please comment and tell me who you think I should bring!


Thanks, 
-Doodledog


P.S. We're going this weekend to look at the things that I'm getting-you know the thing I mentioned at the beginning of the post but refused to tell you what it is? Yeah, I'm super excited!