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Archive for August, 2008

Vacation, American Girls and GA Aquarium

I would apologize for the enormous number of photos related to this post, but I don’t feel like it and I think every single one of them is important.  We took a short vacation last week.  It was not one of those over scheduled, packaged things many people love to take.  It was the kind of vacation I love to take.  We hung out with great friends and did things on our own schedule.  We drove to Gainesville, GA where our good friends David, Lori, Drew and Zoe moved.  Both David and Lori have landed great jobs at two different universities in the area.  They have a magnificent house just minutes from either job and the twins’ school.  Our girls have grown up with the wins and consider them their long lost (not really lost) sisters.  I think the twins feel the same. 

Anyway, we drove down on Sunday and hung out that evening.  On Monday we had reservations at the American Girl Bistro in Alpharetta.  Drew and Zoe knew that we where going, but Grey an Mycah did not.  The twins kept the secret for over a week!  Our girls fell asleep on the way, as it took about an hour to get there.  They were very groggy as you can see in the first few photos.  It started to dawn on Grey where we were rih before we got to the door.  She has never been, but was busy sounding out the words on the sign as we were walking.  She was absolutely dumb-founded.  Mycah was pretty pumped after she shook off the sleepies.  We shopped for about 45 minutes before making our purchases.  Grey had made up her mind when we walked in, but I wanted her to see everything so she could be sure.  She has been wanting a full size “Kit” since Henry and I brought her back a mini from Chicago wen she was.  She finally got it.  Mycah decided on a baby, a newborn, with no hair.  Thank goodness, that hair is a pain to keep up. 

After we bought the dolls, we went into the bistro.  The girls got to dine with their dolls.  The bistro is kind enough to provide seats for he dolls that slip onto the table top. 

There is way more to tell, but I will have to finish this tomorrow…stay tuned!