Thanks to Doll Diaries we won a PenPalGirls Doll a couple weeks ago. I was so excited! I asked for Emma who has blonde hair and blue eyes like Guinevere, and is from England like my Pilgrim ancestors. She arrived Wednesday but we waited until after Thanksgiving to open her.
She came in this great box that is styled to look like a letter. We couldn’t see the doll’s face through the window until we stood it up and the package in the box with the doll slid down. Guinevere wanted to take a picture with the doll, naturally. This child is Disneyland trained.
She came with a letter I didn’t really read it because Guinevere was so sweetly “reading” it. From what I saw at a glance though it was a cute letter from Emma which featured things about England. I would have read the letter to her, but then something new happened. I asked Guinevere if what the doll’s name was, and she said “Kelly”. This is the first time that she’s picked a name for a doll other than “baby”.
I managed to get
Emma Kelly alone for a shot of her in her outfit. Interestingly, Guinevere seemed insistent that the doll is mine, but was very upset when I put her on the shelf to take a picture. I only got one shot!
This is our first 18″ play doll. I didn’t have one growing up, and I can’t remember holding or playing with an American Girl doll even though my younger sisters both had them. This seems strange, but I really can’t remember ever touching their dolls. I mention this because
Emma Kelly just felt different than I expected, like her limbs seemed loose. I’m not sure if they were actually loose, because they seem to be holding up to moving and carrying and everything just fine, but the feel surprised me.
She is a beautiful doll and I look forward to enjoying her with Guinevere.