Sharing some photos of a somewhat impromptu little road trip we took with some of our closest friends to the American Girl store at the Mall of America location. Our girls all have summer birthdays so this was a little bonus birthday trip...and, it's just plain old fun to get to go to the American Girl store! Our drive one way to get there was just over 4 hours, we've done it once before so we kind of new what to expect this time. You can check out our past experience at the American Girl store HERE if you like.
While visiting we made sure to make a point to eat out at the Bistro Cafe, it's always fun to eat out with your dolls and the waitstaff always makes it extra special!
I took some pictures of my meal, they have a special gluten-free menu if you have the need which I took advantage of ordering off of.
I took some pictures around the store as we browsed as well...it's always so fun to see the doll displays and American Girl had just recently had a new release of products so the girls were extra interested (if that's possible!?) in seeing what was new.
Of course the girls got pictures with the photo prop of the newest Girl of the Year, Grace.
And a definite highlight for the girls (again!) were the escalators! Up and down, over and over...so funny! We have none in our town though so I see the draw. :)
Here is Zoey with the doll she brought (Petrova) picking out which Grace doll she wanted to take home...she chose the one in the middle.
Here are the girls with their special new dolls...it's so fun getting to pick out a doll at the store. This is Zoey's second store bought doll and I have to admit, it's pretty fun getting to hand pick your doll.
At the doll salon while we were there they were offering free doll ear piercing so Zoey got her new doll's ears pierced.
And she got a package of earrings to take home too...with strict instructions to leave the dolls "starter" earrings in her ears for two days before removing and switching out for different earrings.
Another photo opp presented itself when we walked by the Lego store...pretty cool storm trooper if you ask me!
We had so much fun, it was so nice getting away with friends even if it was for just a short time...it was well worth it and I know these will be memories that Zoey will not forget.