My parents staggered out of bed, while my eyes were probably sparkling out of their sockets as I ran to our Christmas tree. There, underneath the branches, was the box I had been waiting so long for. It was a simple box with just two words printed on it: American Girl. If that box would have been filled with straight gold nuggets, I would have been crushed. But luckily? it wasn't. Tears streamed down my cheeks. I finally had Kirsten. She was mine.
I took that doll everywhere with me. People would always stop and exclaim that she and I looked so much alike. I loved it. I loved her.
That doll symbolized happiness and magic and dreams. She symbolized my childhood.
Being the American Girl doll lover that I am, you can imagine my excitement when American Girl contacted me about reviewing the new Saige movie and a doll.
I literally picked up Adrienne and swung her around a few times screaming about American Girl dolls. If I wasn't her mom she would most likely think I was a wackadoodle. But, she is used to my weirdness by now.
I finally calmed down enough to tell her that American Girl wanted her to screen their new movie, Saige Paints the Sky, AND wanted her to have a Saige doll. As soon as I told her, Adrienne quickly ran to get her American Girl catalog to find which one I was talking about.
Each day, Adrienne would ask if the mail man had left her package. When it finally arrived, my kiddo freaked her little freak. I mean, this picture pretty much sums everything up.
Magic. Excitement. Dreams. All right there, folks.
Saige is a gorgeous doll. She has long, silky auburn hair, with bright blue eyes. What kills me the most are her tiny freckles. How cool are freckles? Very. She comes with her own book and comes wearing a blue dress that is embroidered around the waist. Her little ears are already pierced, something I haven't seen in person before, and she even has a tiny turquoise ring. She also comes with tall riding boots that Adrienne loved and wanted me to "go buy" her some to match. Because money is no object for a three year old.
Another cool thing about Saige is that she is a Girl of the Year doll, which means she will only be around until December. So, you will need to purchase one sooner than later. She won't be around for long. And they are also retiring Molly! The last of the originals. ::tear::
All in all, American Girl has been a staple in my life for many, many years. It's so awesome to be able to share the love of this brand with my own child now. I can't thank American Girl enough for making my 3 year old's life. No, for making so many little girl's lives.
Be sure to also check out Saige Paints the Sky when it comes to DVD on July 2nd. I will be talking about that on Monday!
Saige Copeland doll c/o American Girl.