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Friday, December 17, 2010
There's something I've SO missed about Christmas. DOLLS!! I used to love to buy dolls for Kara when she was little. She so loved her babies. Last year I bought a little baby doll for Alexa but she didn't really care about it. But THIS year it's a different story. When you ask her what she wants Mimi and Poppy to buy her for Christmas, she says, "Baby dolls."

Ah, music to her Mimi's heart! The rage seems to be the American Girl dolls and my aunt Edith told me they make them for little girls. They're called Bitty Baby. So of course I had to order one. And it came today. You would have thought I'd gotten my edits or something the way I was dancing around the living room. And of course I had to open it and see it. Oh. My. Gosh. TOOO cute!

I can't wait for Christmas now. This baby has her own stuffed bear too. Punky will LOVE it!

What about you? What's your favorite gift to give at Christmas?

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Colleen Coble  
posted at 10:02 AM  
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At 10:53 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I have no little ones to give to, so my favorite is giving a charitable gift in someone's name. Some people like that, others want the gift. Traditions die hard. People want a package to open.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Tricia said...

My girls, who are now 13 and almost 12, received Bitty Baby as gifts when they were toddlers.

They loved, loved, loved those dolls! One had to visit the AG hospital to have her leg sewn back on, she was loved so much.

We still have those dolls, up in the closet, waiting to be loved on again some day by their children.

I'm not generally a saver. I've saved a few of my boys matchbox cars and lego sets and both of my daughters Bitty Baby's and AG dolls.

Loved those sweet little dolls! I'm sure your granddaughter will adore her!

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Rachel Overton said...

Have you seen the My Twinn dolls? Wait a year or two and then have one made. We had one done for my daughter when she was 4, I think. People would stop and stare. We didn't actually think it was that startlingly alike her, but strangers would freak out. We decided it was because we saw her personality more than her physical appearance. But it is an awesome doll, and it was a lot of fun dressing them alike. Took the doll to a restaurant once, sat it at the extra chair at the table, on top of my purse, etc. Waitress was really bothered because we were ignoring one child and paying so much attention to the other one. She was quite chagrined when she finally realized it was a doll. The lighting must've been really dim... :-) Check out You can add freckles, birthmarks, choose hairstyle, eye color... You send a pic and they match 'em up.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I love dolls and I'm so jealous, Colleen. I have my own dolls from childhood, and I collect dolls as an adult, but I never got to give dolls(I have four boys) so that is so cute.

When I was a first grade teacher before I had children, the girls in my class were allowed to bring their dolls for recess. I ooohed and awed over each new one--back then it was Cabbage Patch dolls. So much fun.

What was your favorite doll as a girl? I had a baby Thumbelina doll that I got for my fifth Christmas that I still have. It is well-loved. Punky will love her doll from Mimi and Poppy!

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

The baby doll has dark hair and eyes so she will sort of look like Punky. I've heard about those that are made to look like the child. that is next! LOL
Crystal, I still have my favorite doll. I gave it to Alexa this week. It's as heavy as a real baby and had jointed legs and arms.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger jel said...

the best doll I ever got was a Miss Besley
( I think that's how it's spell it)
she was my best friend .
my inter~chid misses that doll!

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Dolls sort of creep me out, but I love Barbies and I love Elle's American Girl dolls. She has two, and she still loves them after years. They look in perfect condition and they've taken a lot of wear, so I think overall, they're worth the investment.

I got her Kit, which looks just like her. Then she picked the Hispanic one because it looks like Mommy. : )

At 2:02 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

My granddaughter was born just this last September so I have so much to look forward to. However, when Christmas shopping, I just HAD to buy her a dolly. After all, what little girl's Christmas is complete without a dolly to love?!? OK. I know my GD is pretty young, but this first doll is designed for infants...she's so soft and squishy and the face is sewn on with such a cute smile. I would love to get a doll like that!! LOL

At 11:53 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

My daughter (now 16) had 2 American girl dolls and a Bitty baby, too. So much fun. We gave away the baby doll, but still have Addy and Josephina packed away. I made lots and lots of outfits for those dolls. McCalls and Simplicity have some great patterns for lovely outfits.

I think Addy was the doll most fun to give.

At 9:49 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Darn. I thought my Christmas shopping was done!! I need to get one for Chloe!!! How precious and cute are they!!

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I'll never forget it. Like you, I loved dolls and couldn't wait to buy my granddaughter her first doll. I waited until she was 3 and got her one that said I love you.

She opened it, we pulled the string and my granddaughter screamed bloody murder and ran to her room. She was terrified of it!! I felt awful. She never did play with dolls.

I gave the special ones I'd been saving for her to a friend whose little girl adored her babies. :) She mothered every doll she saw. Sigh.


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