Cyan wanted an American Girl doll for Christmas. I have no idea where she saw them, but she did. Allan being the good dad/obsessive researcher/shopaholic that he is, did some thorough investigation of the American Girl. He was Santa on a mission. American Girls are IMO, a high end doll for older girls and/or doll collectors. They started off as historical based dolls with accompanying books. You may have heard of Kitt Kittredge. We also had a little Josefina doll. She is from 1820’s New Mexico.
Knowing we have a toddler terrorist and that an American Girl might not see her best days in our our house of every day play, we opted for a knock off. And when I say knock off, I mean we spent about fifty bucks instead of a hundred, so it’s still a nice doll. Lukcily for us in this case, Cyan can’t read just yet and didn’t realize the box said Madame Alexander instead of American Girl. But she loves Mera. And that’s all that matters.
When I saw a call for models for an American Girl Fashion Show who wear size 6 or 10, I thought it would be right up Cy’s alley. And it was!
The event was hosted by the Junior League of Albuquerque and it was SO cute!
The tables were set with lovely hors d’oeuvres.
The runway was ready for the models who were busy getting all dolled up backstage. Get it? 😉
The crowd waited with bated breath.
Our gal was all ready to hit the stage (we’d been practicing walking on a yoga mat at home).
The outfit she wore was called Pastel Carousel and she carried a Bitty Baby who wore a matching outfit. She was was one of the smallest and youngest models; she sure made us proud!
The older girls were sweet, but when the littles hit the stage, it was pure sweetness. As each girl came out, the announcers (also young girls) told a little but about the doll’s character, the time period she lived, and of course described the clothes. And how fitting for Women’s History Month!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Ms. Cyan Rose Armenta. She was so adorable as she curtsied by taping each foot against her leg over and over. She was very confortable on stage. Judging from her stay, maybe too comfortable.
All of her fans were so excited to see Cy after the show.
The proceeds of the show benefitted women and children’s literacy programs in our area.
Cy received a gift for participating. It is a mini American Girl Fashion Show. As you can see, she loves it!
We love our American Girl! And our American Boy too! He wanted to dress up on Cyan’s Picture Day.
Take it away Tom!