Today the girls and I attended an American Girl Doll event at our local Barnes and Noble. Each month they highlight a different doll -- today it was Addy in honor of Black History Month. The program was really impressive: excerpts from the first book were read, the girls played school in Addy's day (replete with slates and chalk -- big hit with my girls), and a beading craft to finish off the afternoon. They can't wait for next month's Samantha program!
Finally, a package arrived from Gramma. These aren't just packages -- they usually weigh well over 30 pounds (this one 41) and are generally full of clothes and other goodies. My children have never had the experience of actually going to a store and trying on clothes, thanks to the benevolence of my in-laws. Outfitting four growing children is not for the faint of heart -- thanks Gramma and Gerry!