And she had a happy day :)
She had a birthday wish list on the refrigerator door for some time. American Girl doll McKenna topped the list as well as the doll's clothes.
David told her that McKenna came with camo clothes. Of course Mabel would not fall for his teasing!
But Dad kept teasing.
If you give a mouse a cookie...
Then Mom had the idea to ask a neighbor to make a camouflaged outfit for McKenna. It could be wrapped up as a gift :)
Next, Aunt Sara suggested we purchase McKenna, take her out of the packaging and redress her in the camo outfit that the neighbor made, and then repackage the doll.
Good idea, Aunt Sara!
This morning, Mabel was so excited to see that special shaped box...but she didn't expect to see "Rambo-style" McKenna inside...
Parents can sure play some funny jokes sometimes, can't we?!
(She felt better when she saw the "real" clothes that McKenna was suppose to be wearing :)
A trip to the American Girl store was her plan. Allowance and birthday money were burning a hole in her pocket!
Did you notice who is missing? Stan the Man does NOT like the big, red store! He went to work with David instead.
We met up with some friends at A.G. Can you guess who this sweet, baby girl is with Clementine??
(Okay. So I took a few photos. But they were SO cute together!)
Have you guessed yet?
Here is one with all the girls ::
Yep! It's Waltzing Matilda's lovely little ladies :)
We first met these girls last year at American Girl for Sunshine's birthday. (Sunshine is holding cupcake in the above picture.)
It's a great place for girls to gather, that's for sure!
Arriving home, I frosted Mabel's cake.
Triple chocolate fudge heart-shaped cake and homemade butter cream frosting sprayed purple and topped with purple sparkles. (That's a mouthful!)
I baked and then froze it earlier in the week.
She invited her neighbor girlfriend over for dinner and cake. They watched the new Barbie movie, Princess and the Pop Star.
Their review: "It's THE BEST Barbie movie so far." (And we have 'em all!)
We look forward to what God has planned for her in this next year and watching her blossom into a beautiful flower.
We love you, M!
~ Mom & Dad ~