We thought we’d be in line for an hour – it was THAT long. Part of the trouble with browsing was that the line was so long, it was coiled through half of the historical girls section. And there were 4 or 5 black-clad security guys to make sure no one got cray-cray! (Or stole something, I imagine.) It was also pretty warm, and we had dressed warmly because it was cold outside. We were wishing we’d brought some bottled water! Whew! Fortunately, the store had LOTS of cashiers and the line moved pretty fast. They did a great job getting everyone checked out, and we actually *only* waited 30 minutes.
It was worth the wait, though, to see this! Sophie was excited to make a purchase with her own money.
Sophie with Argos, Marie-Grace’s dog. Her purchase with birthday $$ from Grandma and Grandpa!
We were all thirsty and starving, so we headed off for lunch and then treated ourselves to the delicious and legendary Jeni’s Ice Cream with our girls.
Despite the crowds (I was really proud of myself for not having a claustrophobic attack!), we had a great time and a great day full of cousin bonding! The girls watched the Saige movie in the van on the way home and Emily and I enjoyed just talking, which we haven’t had time to do in awhile.
We can’t wait to go back again…on a weekday…in the spring…when the crowds are elsewhere.
Have you ever been to an American Girl store? Apparently the Columbus store is much smaller than the rest of them. What was your experience?