As a little girl, I was obsessed with the American Girl Brand! I remember flipping through the pages of the catalogs and circling all the items I wanted to get. Samantha was my favorite for the longest, then Josefina came out and she quickly became my new favorite. She was latina like me afterall! Then the brand released the dolls that came in a plethora of options, and that’s when I got my very 1st American Girl doll! I picked a doll I felt resembled me the most at the time. I was in love with my new doll!
Asides the dolls, American Girl had all these amazing books! I have always loved reading. Though I didn’t own all the dolls in the collection, I loved to read all about them and their adventures. I had quite the book collection! Valerie Tripp soon became one of my favorite authors. She did such a great job at bringing the characters to life!
My mom had my doll saved all of these years, and a few years back I decided to give my daughter Gabby my old American Girl doll. She named her dollie. I’m not quite sure why I never got her a Bitty Baby doll, I guess she was never really into baby dolls much. But she eventually asked me for her own American Girl doll…
I’ll be honest, I was hesitant to get Gabs her very own American Girl doll. She was obviously too much of a “big girl” for a bitty baby, but I also felt she wasn’t responsible enough for her very own American Girl doll. I took such great care of my doll, and well you should see what Dollie looks like now…
I for one, am super excited about the NEW WellieWishers dolls! I think they are the perfect “in between” doll! The WellieWishers collection targets 5-7 year olds. The new characters, five fun-loving friends—Willa, Kendall, Ashlyn, Emerson, and Camille—want to make the world a kinder, friendlier place! Included in the collection will be books written by American Girl author Valerie Tripp. Ms. Tripp was also a key advisor in shaping and creating the WellieWishers concept!
That’s not all folks! The WellieWishers will also have an animated series airing this fall! Each 11-minute episode follows the fun-filled exploits of the five smart and lively six-year-olds, who have limitless imaginations and the same big wish: to be a good friend. When the WellieWishers step into their colorful rain boots, they are ready for anything in their aunt’s whimsical backyard garden!
Thanks to MomTrends, my daughter and I recently attended a WellieWishers event at the American Girl store here in NYC. Check out some pics of our fun filled time below:
E (Momma T’s daughter) and Gabby!
The new WellieWishers dolls!
So many options for Gabby to choose!
They have the cutest accessories!
Socks and wellies for adventures ahead!
Gabby & Valerie Tripp!
Valerie Tripp is like the nicest person I have ever met! It was a pleasure to meet her. You can tell how much she loves her job and how passionate she truly is about the American Girl brand overall!
Check out Gabby’s WellieWisher video below and be sure to ‘like’ and subscribe!
Ashlyn & Gabby ready for adventures!