Hey guys, Alisa here. I wanted to introduce you to three more lovely ladies living in this house: Julie Albright, Samantha Parkington and Elizabeth Cole.
Julie Albright is a groovy 70s chick. She is laid-back and a lot of fun. We like to hang out (and get in trouble ) together quite a bit. Julie travels from 70s to modern times and back. Julie likes to hang out with the guys because she says there is always too much drama with the girls, but she still likes us and we get along just fine. Julie is the favorite of all the males of this household. She loves math (IKR), she often likes to be alone and she is an phenomenal dancer. Here she is. Isn’t she beautiful? :
Another friend I am introducing you today with is Samantha Parkington, out Victorian beauty. She is an original American Girl Doll with white muslin body which is apparently a big deal because mom often brags about it. Sam has the most amazing hair I’ve ever seen on a doll (yep, I am jealous) and the longest eyelashes. She is pretty spoiled and has quite a collection of dresses, but she is very kind, generous and always shares with me when I time travel. She says I remind her of her friend Nellie and insists that I dye my hair blond one day. We’ll see about that…
Samantha doesn’t like to go outside because she is afraid to mess her special white body or her beautiful hair, so I couldn’t find any good pictures of her other than this one:
And finally, there is Elizabeth Cole, our colonial girl. We have 2 Elizabeths in the house, not even sure why. I usually hang out with Elizabeth #2 since the original one lives in the room with another mama and four more friends.
Elizabeth #2 looks quite, shy and reserved, but when you get to know her better you see that she is has a great sense of humor, is courageous, witty and has a huge heart. She is very beautiful inside and out and could probably easily win the contest for the prettiest doll in the house. Oh, and she has great hair too.
Hola! My name is Josefina. I was mom’s first doll, so she says I will always have a special place in her heart.
I am quiet and kind of shy. I love gardening, music and animals. I believe in homeopathic medicine and think that there is a herb for everything. If I decide to move to modern times I want to become a chiropractor or a naturopath. My best friend is my goat Sombrita and I don’t go anywhere without her.
I usually don’t like crowds and festivals even though mom likes dragging me to them ALL the time, but this time I was thrilled to go. Marisol went with us as well. She likes playing Indian and calls herself Kachina when she does ((Kachina means Spiritual Dancer, she said she Googled it).
We listened to great music, watched native American dancers and even got to go inside a teepee. Everyone had a great day. By the end of the day we were tired but happy. Here are some pictures from the festival.
Hi, I am Kaya, an American Girl Doll. I am kind, adventurous and a little stubborn 10 -year old doll… I mean girl. I heard that I was an “impulse buy” (not sure what it means but apparently mom does this a lot) and that my current family fell in love with me the second I fell out of the brown box. Even boys of the family said I had a very sweet face and one of the little ones asked mom to never ever sell me. Mom also say that I am her “peace” doll. It means when she is sad and stressed she turns to me for peace.
I live in 1974 and enjoy it, but sometimes I time travel to the 21st century. Not sure if I like modern times, because it seems like people spend most of their days in-doors and I love nature, but I am very fond of modern fashion, so don’t mind when mom puts modern clothing on me.
I am not much of a writer, but I love photos and my family likes to bring me along to different places and take pictures of me, so you’ll probably see me a lot on this site.
Hi, it’s me Beverly. And Alisa is me as well. You are probably wondering why I have 2 names. Well, not to get you more confused but my real name is actually Chrissa Maxwell. I was an American Girl Doll of The Year 2009 and used to belong to a little girl Stella whom I loved very much. But then Stella decided to grow up which I didn’t like at the slightest and me and my 11 sisters were put on eBay for adoption.
Stella was never patient and this time she wanted us to find new homes quickly so she could buy herself an iPod.. She said she didn’t want us anymore and than an iPod would be way cooler than dolls (to say my heart was broken is an understatement). So she listed us for a very low price and my new mom (who loves hunting for deals) saw me and couldn’t resist even though she already had Chrissa.
To justify having another Chrissa mom decided to give me a new name and make me a Depression Era girl. She really loved American Girl Doll Kit’s collection, but didn’t have Kit doll at the time, so I inherited the collection and I must say l looked fabulous in it. During a family gathering and after a thorough research on Depression Era names it was decided that I look like Beverly and it became my name..
A few months later a real Depression Era girl aka Kit Kitteridge showed up in our house and asked for her collection back. I wasn’t too fond of the idea because of fear that I would have to look for a new home again, but everything worked out great.
My mom, who is Russian, watched one of her favorite childhood movies “Guest from the Future” about a girl Alisa Selezneva who (among other things) lives in the future and can time travel. Mom always loved Alisa and said I kind of looked like her, so that it would be awesome if I time traveled like her as well. Dad thinks that mom comes up with this stuff just so she can keep us all, but he is a nice guy and is not against it because we make mom very happy. So I became Alisa as well. Here is the “original” Alisa. Do you think I look like her at least a little?:
I have to say I love being Alisa. I love time traveling and find history fascinating. Kit travels with me too sometimes, but unlike me she doesn’t like to change her outfits (she usually travels in her reporter dress) and mostly just writes about everything she sees. She’ll be a good journalist or a writer one day. I don’t enjoy writing as much as Kit does, and it’s hard to me to stay in one spot for longer periods of time (reason #1 why I often get in trouble), but I do love to learn, to listen and to observe. Maybe I’ll be a historian one day.
Oh, I recently visited Samantha Parkington, American Girl Doll from Victorian Era and if I didn’t have my super powers and couldn’t time travel I would choose to stay with Sam, but I’ll save my Victorian Era stories for some other time…Maybe I’ll ask Kit to write them for me.
Beverly Alisa with love