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Thursday, November 12, 2015

mommy audrey day.

As goes with tradition I took off work on Audrey's birthday for a Mommy-Audrey day. 
These days- full of adventure one on one with my sweet babies- will absolutely be some of my favorite memories to look back on... and I hope they feel the same.

This year we somewhat unintentionally "upped the ante" a bit on birthday adventures since we'll be at Disney World during both Jackson and Jonah's birthdays. So, I wanted Audrey to have a special experience on her birthday too. 
This is where the mecca of all little girls' hearts comes into play: The American Girl store. Or as Audrey calls it, "the baby doll palace!"

It. was. awesome. (and seriously expensive) but mainly just awesome. 

It was nice to go on week day morning because the store wasn't busy at all so I followed Audrey around for a long time inspecting each baby doll before choosing her favorite. 
We then took "Julie" to lunch in the store's restaurant where they of course catered to Audrey the birthday girl AND her best friend Julie, complete with bows, tea cups and saucers for all. We did visit the baby doll hair salon too but Audrey is a liiiiitle particular about hair styles and so she decided she wanted to keep Julie's hair the way it was for now. 

After maxing out the American Girl experience we did a little shopping and then went to see a movie together before driving back to Indiana. It's always been this way with Audrey, but she seems to attract attention wherever she goes. I don't mean that in a showy way but I think little girls at that age are especially adorable and she takes it a little over the top with her "flair" if you will. Anyway, while shopping this was no different and so a lot of people would stop her and ask her about her baby doll and such. In one store an older woman was asking her about her name, her baby doll, etc and she said, "Oh, I bet your baby doll will just follow you wherever you go!" to which Audrey responded, "oh, that is CRAZY. She is just a baby doll. She can't even walk because SHE IS NOT REAL!" She then turned around to me to reinforce just how "crazy that lady is, she thinks my baby doll can WALK!" 

It was hilarious and somewhat embarrassing at the same time. The older woman just laughed and laughed. Oh, Audrey... 

Age 3 Mommy-Audrey Day here
Age 2 Mommy-Audrey Day here

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