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Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Little Girls

I was lucky enough to spend some time with my two granddaughters to help out mom while their daddy is on a business trip.
So what did we do on everyone's day off.......We went to the American Girl Doll Store and had a fabulous girls day!

We had lunch there, with the dolls of course! Lizzy had an appointment for her doll "Emily" to get her ears pierced.....oh yes they do that and a beauty parlor also where you can have your dolls hair done up. (french braids, undo's best) We didn't do that this time. But boy was it fun, let me show you with some photos

The first picture is of Abby in the matching sweaters I made for her and "Ivy"

                        Up close, don't think I ever showed the finished sweater for Abby

                                            Then of course there is Miss Lizzy, my cutie pie!

                                                           Ready for the Adventure

                                   The place is huge and so inviting and OVERWHELMING
                                          (I guess not as huge as NYC)

                                                             Mommy and little girls

                                                    Oh yes indeed we all sat for lunch!


                                       Look what a good time they had.....I was smiling too!

If you have daughters, granddaughter or want to adopt one for the day, I highly recommend a day at the American Girl doll store!!! Even if you didn't buy anything and just looked it is amazing and like "Disney".  They even have dolls for people who don't have their own to have lunch with, really sweet.  AND to top it off the food was even good!

So that was one day and then it was back to school and normal everyday life. I got to take the girls to school and do pick up. It was so fun to be part of their day. Abby had a musical concert where all the 3rd graders sang American songs in honor of Veterans Day.  It was a treat to see and hear.

                                             Can you see her second row, 4th from right side

                          And then there was special Art Class in the evening, Abby is quite good for 8 yrs old

                               The newest member of the Family "Dumpling" the crayfish

 So here's the story, the class was asked who wanted to care for a crayfish, well of course Abby raised her hand as did many others. But it was an adoption for life. So $100 later and my daughter setting this all up, they now have "Dumpling"   Welcome home surprise for Daddy!

And this is what you have to do if you have two working parents and two busy kids!!!
So organized this family and I'm very proud. Of course not all goes as planned but such is life.

So hope I didn't bore you but I just wanted to share my time with all of you. This was just 3 days out of a busy families life these days! Yikes!

I'm home and busy getting organized myself for Thanksgiving. Little bit of knitting in there also.

       Working on a cowl with Eco Cloud yarn, merino wool and alpaca, very soft!

Thanks for visiting dear bloggers. I love your visits and comments and hope everyone is enjoying whatever you are up to and finding time to just be!  


                                                                    Cold Vermont


  1. Wow, I am impressed what a great store. Such beautiful girls you are blessed. Have a great thanksgiving weekend.

  2. Oh wow Robin, I wish they had this store over here....my girlies would love it. What a fun time you have had with your sweet girls, they are always such happy souls thanks for sharing you weekend. You daughter's rota is terrific, I can see my daughter doing that in a few years too. Keep warm it looks freezing at yours. M and I have just got back from our delicious meal...a great evening. Enjoy your weekend, hugs xx

  3. Hi my sweet friend! What a fun place to visit! Your daughter and granddaughters are all so beautiful they could be "in the movies"! :-) Your cowl looks very hipster.. can't wait to see you model it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Incredibly beautiful sweater that you knitted! I love the detail around the hood. My daughter would have loved a day out like that. What lucky grandchildren they are to have you!

  5. What a wonderful outing with your sweet grand daughters! They are both adorable and it is lovely that you could spend this precious time with them. The matching sweaters you made for Abby and her doll are so pretty and colourful! Such happy times, dear Robin!
    Have a happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  6. Hi Robin. I love to see posts of your grand girls, as they are the same age as mine. My granddaughter got to go to American Girl with her Brownie troop, and they had a big time!!!!!
    Your girls are adorable. And that sweater set...oh my...so pretty!!!!
    Stay warm, and knit on!!!
    xo Kris

  7. The girls are so darling, I am so glad you were able to spend some really precious time with them.

    Welcome home.

  8. What a lovely time you all had!! I am so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. xx

  9. Looks like fun! SO happy you could go with your girls and their dolls. The closest Am. Girl is in Chicago and I've heard from friends with daughters/granddaughters that it's super!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Murray family!
    Anne D.T. and all xxx