Participating in after school sports is a big part of what the girls look forward to as they returned to school. Each of the girls has chosen a different sport. Carly has always loved gymnastics and is looking forward to “nailing” her aerial cartwheel in her mat routine! Her outfit DRGBT-ST is awesome for workouts as it has a great slouchy tee shirt as a coverup to wear while warming up on the mat. The one piece leotard for 18in dolls is so comfy with the stretchy fabric and strappy back; she can freely move through all her routines. Her 18″ doll gym bag, DNDB-ST can hold lots of stuff she needs: wrist guards, chalk, slippers. Catherine is off doing cross country running. She loves going through the scenic areas around the school. Her 18″ doll running outfit DRWOS-PG is a 3 piece set in some of her favorite colors, pink and green! Capri length stretch pants for 18 inch dolls match the long sleeve tee shirt which has thumb holes to keep her sleeves down as the weather gets chilly. She loves the “LOVE” graphic on the 18in doll tee and with her long hair, all her fly aways are kept in place with the elastic hair band. Sophia and Julia chose sports that they have never done before and are up for the challenge. Julia is tackling tennis and has visions of one day going to see the US Open! DRTD is a one piece interlock tennis dress for 18 inch dolls She can cover the entire court in this 18″ doll tennis outfit (which includes a racket and tennis ball) and is eager to get out to the courts to practice her serve. Field hockey is the sport that Sophia is playing this year. She watched her older sister play and thought this might be something fun for her to try. Getting her own 18″ doll hockey uniform DRSEU was very exciting and it came with a tank, shorts and a skirt. Her sports equipment for 18″ dolls JL-SE includes her hockey stick, shin guards and practice balls (in addition to a basketball and lacrosse stick for participating in other sports!) After practice, the girls head back to the locker room and gather their stuff in the gym lockers, LA-L. During the carpool ride home, they chatter about team mates and how much fun they are having. Depending on their play schedules, they want to come and watch each other, show their support and cheer for the home team!
This week, Beth’s Best is taking the 18″ dolls on their much deserved field trip. Since the weather on the east coast has finally warmed up, the girls are headed to the beach. Wind in their hair, sand in their toes and a boardwalk full of fun foods and souvenir stores, the day promises to provide them memories to last a lifetime. Since this is a school sponsored trip, there was a dress code where girls had to wear pants or shorts. That made picking outfits easy. Since it is still too chilly to be swimming, no swimwear necessary! Sophia is always cold, so her capri pants outfit SH-WT-HC is perfect. She grabbed a hoodie for 18in dolls, SPHD in keep in her backpack MABP-HP along with her phone and sunscreen. New 18″ floral doll espadrilles STEF-HP are so comfy for walking and easy to slip off in case she can just run and dip her feet in the water!! Always a great accessory are some cool shades, DNFSG-RD and Sophia just loves the red polka dot color. Julia’s wearing a super 18 inch doll graphic tee and shorts set DRTWS-BT. The ballerina graphic is perfect since she’s been dancing for years and the tailored, cuffed shorts for 18 inch dolls are just her style. These 18″doll shorts have side pockets and a satin tie belt details. Combined with the linen fabric, these 18 inch doll shorts look great for casual or dressy outfits. Leather look sneakers for 18in dolls SLS-WH work perfectly for Julia’s look and won’t hurt her feet with all the walking she’ll be doing. It’s a good thing that Julia is not much of a shopper so her mini backpack DNBP-PS is perfect for essentials like her sunglasses DNSGP-WH. Always careful to protect her skin and not mess up her hair, the pink visor HV-PK was an easy choice. Because she’s always last minute, Carly just grabbed a pair of denim shorts for 18″dolls SPSH-DN and plaid shirt, SPPB-PT off the floor of her room. She wears her cowgirl boots SCB-SL everywhere so she grabbed her HCG-WH cowgirl hat to give her look a bit of a western feel! Her large silver 18″doll backpack MABP-SL will make it easy for Carly to carry all her souvenirs from this trip and stow her sunglasses DNFSG-BK while shopping! The girls are ready to roll and will be sure to be the first on the bus to get a good seat! Have a super fun time on your field trip, girls!
Back from vacation and, for many, a time to be thinking about going back to school! Many children return to school before Labor Day, which for some families might interrupt a late summer vacation. Others start after the long Labor Day weekend. Personally, I prefer the pre-Labor Day start. Transitioning back to a regular routine is not easy for most families. Knowing that after a few days back at school there will be a short intermission before returning to a full time schedule is less stressful. The first few days of school are usually filled with important information that is not usually academic – how to operate lockers, schedules, class changes, forms to complete, hall passes, dress codes, etc. By the time students return after Labor Day, they might be more focused and ready to attend to learning. Practicing the “get up for school” routine is a good way to get kids and parents ready for this new schedule. Grocery shopping for healthy breakfast foods and lunch box treats can get everyone involved. It is a special time punctuated with new school supplies and often a few new clothing items and lots of new friends! Hoping that your new school year is exciting!