Pilgrims & Indians

Happy Thanksgiving, guys! I hope you all have great big meals in your near future.

In celebration, I dressed Ellie and Savannah up as pilgrims and Indians and got them to act out the first Thanksgiving. I stitched all the beads onto Savannah’s dress. It took a long time, but it turned out looking really nice. :)

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-Loren

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A Thanksgiving Tradition

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Hey, guys! It’s me, Emily, here with Molly. We wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

Anyway, some may remember that last year, Molly and I slipped away during the Thanksgiving prep and had some BFF quality time (Thanksgiving Fun). Well, we did it again this year . . . it’s turning into a tradition!

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At first, we hung out in front of the fireplace and talked for a bit.

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Then we did a weird dance around a vase of plastic autumn leaves.

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We made our way to Loren’s room and “swam” in a pile of her clean clothes. It was a lot of fun, but we each got a mouthful of fabric!

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We made weird faces at each other in the mirror — ’cause that’s just what we do!

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Loren’s bed is like a trampoline to us dolls, so we scrambled up the ladder and bounced around on the mattress. Molly was a bit hesitant (she was afraid that her skirt might fly up), and she stayed neared the wall. I, however, am more daring, and edged farther away from the wall.

“C’mon, Olly Molly, it’s fun!” I exclaimed, my hair flying into my face as I jumped.

She laughed and gave a few tentative bounces.

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Once all the cooking was done, our family sent out a search party. They found us attempting to bob for apples in a toilet (which may or may not have been our brightest idea), and after scolding us repeatedly for slipping away, herded us downstairs to where the other girls were gathered. Everyone was there: the “18 dolls, the minis, and the Ever After Highs.

“We’ll go around and say what we’re thankful for,” Caroline explained. “The Ever After High girls will start. Then the mini dolls will go, and Saige will be the beginning of the AGs.”

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The EAHs smiled, and Avery Ella, daughter of Cinderella, piped up, “I’m thankful for shoes!”

“I’m thankful for the color pink,” confided C. A. Cupid, daughter of Eros.

“Parties!” squealed Briar Beauty, the daughter of Sleeping Beauty.

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“I am thankful for family,” said Aciana, Saige’s mini doll.

“Adventures!” from my doll, Keslie.

“April Fools Day!” snickered Mini Rebecca Rubin the First.

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“Fashion, obviously,” Saige announced.

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“Uh, sports and video games, I guess.” Tracy shrugged.

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“Books,” gushed Ivy. “I love books, and I can’t imagine a world without them!”

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“God,” Caroline told us reverently.

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MJ knew immediately what she was going to say. “Music. And all of you guys.”

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Isabelle said, “Dance!”

Savannah sighed longingly, “Warm weather.”

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“My best friend,” Molly said sweetly.

I nodded. “Yeah,” I agreed, “what she said. Also, free WiFi!”

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Nevaeh’s forehead wrinkled as she thought about what she was thankful for. “Lyric, my cat,” she managed, “and my guitar.”

Then we rushed into the dining room, where a huge Thanksgiving feast was spread out.

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for?

–Emily

Thanksgiving Fun

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What with all the photostories and photoshoots in our busy life, Molly and I haven’t had much time together. So, while the rest of the girls were still preparing for the Thanksgiving dinner tonight, Molly and I sneaked off to have some BFF time.

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There was a pretty display of flowers on the humans’ table, and we gave names to the colors of flowers. The one Molly is pointing to, we named “Creamsicle.”

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Then we began to duel! (Thank goodness they were only butter knives . . .)

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Only when I’m alone with Molly does my true inner star shine.

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After a close encounter with falling off the giants’ table, we looked out the window and watched for our relatives.

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But after about six seconds, that got boring, so we dared each other to run through the snow outside barefoot!

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It was SO COLD!

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Molly survived the cold the longest.

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We came inside and sat before the fire to warm our footsies, drank hot chocolate, and filled out the Thanksgiving worksheets Caroline made.

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Here’s mine. Caroline  wrote “THANKSGIVING” vertically on the page, and then we write a word around it of something we’re thankful for. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because often, we take things like family, our house, good health, and food for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Emily