Here's one last entry that you should skip if you're not fond of pictures of kids on vacation...
Molly has been in love with Molly McIntire for about a year, since she discovered the books at the library. We finally found time to go to American Girl Place in Chicago and get her one last month.
The entire store experience is enchanting.
We found Molly!
Did you get the picture yet?
She didn't really get excited until Molly came out of her box.
(By the way, the sweaters were finished in the nick of time. The doll version was still damp from blocking when we left and had to be laid out in the van to dry).
She really, really, REALLY did NOT want to go back to the American Girl Store for breakfast. We couldn't figure it out. She'd liked dinner.
Finally we realized she thought she would have to give Molly back.
After breakfast we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Molly told me several times that morning that she didn't want to go to the zoo, but I was sure she'd like it when we got there, so we went anyway.
She was right, she didn't want to go.
She had a little fun watching the otters, but mostly she didn't like the zoo at all.