Sydney at The American Girl Doll Store in Los Angeles
SHE DID IT! Sydney set her sites on getting herself an American Girl Doll and she raised over $100 to get it. In case you didn't know, Sydney started a business over the summer called Sydney's Funtastic Faces.
She made quite a bit of money painting faces during play dates at parks and was even hired for a birthday party! The final push to make money was the "Hot Co-Co" stand the girls had a few weeks back and taking care of The Brook's dogs while Mike was visiting The Road Scholarz! I could tell how determined she was to make the last $10 she needed when I witnessed her pick up dog poop for the first time in her life!
Why drive to to LA to get the doll? Well, there are only 3 American Girl Stores in the U.S.;
Los Angeles, Chicago & New York. For those unfamiliar with "the dolls", there is a series of books tied to each doll and each story has a great historical fiction component which Sydney has been thoroughly enjoying.
Truth be told, the store was a bit overwhelming but Syd handled herself great and was very focused. With all the accessories for the dolls, it will be easy to shop for her for Xmas and birthdays for many years to come. Assuming Mia isn't a passing fad!
Saturday was a day for the memory books! A proud day for Scott & Me and hopefully one that Sydney will always remember and look back on as a big accomplishment.