Friday, February 24, 2017

It's Here! It's Here!

 And it's huge!  So what's in the box you ask?  My New Bright Hummer.

When I got home yesterday and I saw this box, I fell out laughing.  I knew how big the Hummer was, but seeing it in this box made it seem even larger.

It's a beautiful burgundy color.  It's not metallic like the PT Cruiser, but still very nice.

This car also belongs to the Taylor family..... 

Tony and Antoinette Taylor.  You didn't think Tony was going to let his brother outdo him with a new vehicle.  One final check under the hood and he is ready to go.

The hardest part about any Hummer, real or fake, is the high step into it. 

Tony doesn't have any problem getting in.
"Hey Tony, can you pop the trunk so I can show the people what it looks like back there?"  (Me)
"Sure.  No problem."  (Tony)

Plenty of storage space.

This vehicle also has working seatbelts.

And a beautiful dashboard.  I forgot to get a picture of the backseat, but we will see it soon.

Tony is on his way to pick up the kids and then head to the bakery to see his wife, Antoinette.  

There are at least two 1/6 scale New Bright Hummers out there for sale.  One where the doors open, like this one, and one where the doors do not open at all.  In the next post I will try to get a comparison picture of the New Bright vehicles versus the Barbie vehicles for a size comparison.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Zoé and Jacob's Doctor Visit (Photostory)

This is Dr. Locicero and Dr. King, who is referred to as Dr. Evelyn. They co-own the practice and have identical rooms.

Danielle has been joined by Taj and her son, Neo. Jacob is intrigued and makes his way over.  Danielle feels a little out of the loop.  She's so used to knowing everyone in town, but this is her first time even seeing Taj.  They strike up a conversation and before long they are exchanging information.

The first patient of the day is coming downstairs in the elevator.  It's Vernon and his daughter, Kimaya.
"Daddy, I hate shots."  (Kimaya)
"I hate shots, too, baby girl.  You were very brave."  (Vernon)

"You are just the cutest.  Is he always so friendly?"  (Taj)
"Definitely, not.  I don't know what's going on with him today."  (Danielle)

"Mrs. Taylor?  You can go on up.  Dr. Evelyn is waiting for you."  (Receptionist)
"Okay, thanks."  (Danielle)

"So nice to meet you.  I'll plan a little something so you can meet some of the other ladies in town."  (Danielle)
"Great.  I'm looking forward to it."  (Taj)

"Is she okay?"  (Receptionist)
"She will be."  (Vernon)
"Poor thing."  (Receptionist)

"Let's go, Jacob.  Say goodbye to the nice lady."  (Danielle)
"Where we goin', Mommy?"  (Jacob)
"We're going to take a ride on the elevator.  Ready?  Follow me."  (Danielle) 

"Bye, Jacob."  (Taj)
"Bye-bye."  (Jacob)

"The doctor said he needs to see her in six months.  Can I go ahead and make that appointment today?"  (Vernon)
"Sure.  What day of the week would you prefer?"  (Receptionist)

The front door bell chimes and in walks Angelica with her daughter, Nina.

As Danielle goes upstairs on the elevator, Jacob is holding on for dear life.

"Who is that peeking around the corner?  Is that my favorite little guy, Jacob?"  (Dr. Evelyn)

"Why don't you come sit on Mr. Bear while I talk to mommy."  (Dr. Evelyn)

"So how are you and the baby doing?"  (Dr. Evelyn)
"The baby is doing great.  I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things.  I get tired a lot quicker these days."  (Danielle)
"That is to be expected considering you and your body recently performed a miracle.  Shall we take a look at the little princess?"  (Dr. Evelyn)
"Can we start with the prince?  He will be a lot easier to handle before the fatigue sets in."  (Danielle)
"Good point.  Let me get you a chair."  (Dr. Evelyn)

Danielle makes herself comfortable while Dr. Evelyn starts to examine Jacob.
"Well come on little fella.  Let's go check out Mr. Giraffe!"  (Dr. Evelyn)

"Let's see if Mr. Giraffe can tell us how tall you are?"  (Dr. Evelyn)

Jacob is eating up all the attention Dr. Evelyn is giving him.  The tone of her voice keeps him excited.
"Okay, Mr. Giraffe has done his job.  Now let me pop you up on the table."  (Dr. Evelyn)

Dr. Evelyn continues with Jacob's checkup.

Meanwhile, downstairs, Angelica is the only left in the waiting room.  Taj and Neo are being taken care of by Dr. Locicero.
"So are you going to be good for mommy and the nice doctor?"  (Angelica)
Upstairs, Dr. Evelyn has moved on to the baby.  
"She is in the lower 90 percentile for her age, which is okay.  You may want to add one more feeding to her daily routine."  (Dr. Evelyn)
"I can do that."  (Danielle)

"Her heart rate and vitals are really good.  Is she getting much sleep at night?"  (Dr. Evelyn)
"She still wakes up at least three times during the night."  (Danielle)
"You must be exhausted."  (Dr. Evelyn)
"Luckily, Rod takes at least one of the night feedings."  (Danielle)
"So are you still breastfeeding?"  (Dr. Evelyn)
"Yes, but I express my milk most of the time, so daddy and grandma can take part in the feedings."  (Danielle)

"Well, your precious little girl is doing well.  I'm happy with her progress."  (Dr. Evelyn)

"Now let's talk a little bit about you.  Any concerns or questions?"  (Dr. Evelyn)
"I feel okay, but it's taking a little longer for things to spring back into shape.  It was much quicker with the boys."  (Danielle)
"I don't think that is because they were boys.  That's probably because you are a little older.  Are you and your husband back to being intimate?"  (Dr. Evelyn)
"We are working our way back there.  He's so patient, but I'm not trying to make either one of us wait too much longer."  (Danielle)

"Well, that's good to hear.  That's often a bump in the road for a lot of new parents.  I will give you a pamphlet that might help."  (Dr. Evelyn)
"Thanks."  (Danielle)

After the doctor's appointment, Danielle stops to get her and Jacob a little lunch.  He's starting to get cranky, so she's anxious to get him home to take a nap.  She considered taking him to daycare so he could get some playtime in with his friends.  Really considered it.  She's still considering it.  Lol!

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Taylor's New Ride

One of my best friends, who is also a doll collector, just moved back to Georgia, permanently.  I'm ultra excited!  Her collection of dolls and doll props are extensive.  She has about six of the New Bright remote controlled vehicles.  I forgot just how big these vehicles are.  She said I could share her vehicles and keep a few at my house.  Right now I have the PT Cruiser in my possession.  Yesterday, I purchased my own Hummer from Ebay.  I can't wait to show it to you guys.  For now, let's check out the PT Cruiser.

First of all this vehicle is huge.  It is at least 1.5 times the size of the Barbie PT Cruiser.  

This is such a beautiful blue metallic.

Because of its size, it carries itself like an SUV to me.  Rod couldn't bring himself to buy the typical minivan.  This was a nice compromise.

Rod is inside.  He's headed to work.

Both the front doors open.  There are working seatbelts.

There's plenty of room in the back for the kids.  The back doors do not open, but it's easy to get the kids into the backseat.

The hood of the car opens.

And so does the trunk.  Plenty of room for groceries and suitcases.  This is probably where Julian rides when Nicole is with them.  Who knows, Nicole may ride back there with him.  

As I mentioned, this is a remote control vehicle.  Not only does it move, but it also has working lights, and turn signals.  Too cool for school.  

You know what it's like when you buy a new vehicle.  All of a sudden you start seeing that vehicle everywhere.  There is another family that purchased this very same vehicle.  We will get to see that family real soon.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Catching Up With Dasia

 While hanging out near the bakery, waiting to see who else was going to stop in, I ran into Dasia.  I stopped her before she went into the bakery.

"Hello.  How are you today?  I see you heard about the new bakery."  (Me)
"Hello.  I'm doing well.  Yes, I did hear about the bakery opening today.  Normally, I bake for my hubby, but I thought I would come down and see if I could find some nice treats for Valentine's Day."  (Dasia)
"I like that jacket.  Is it new?"  (Me)
"As a matter of fact, it is.  My family and I are going camping soon, so I needed appropriate camping attire."  (Dasia)
"You wear it well.  I see it has a hood.  Can you model it for us?"  (Me)
"Sure."  (Dasia) 

"Very cute."  (Me)

"And if it really gets cold, I can pull it down even further."  (Dasia)
"Can we see what it looks like in the back?"  (Me)
"Sure."  (Dasia)

"Cool.  Well, I won't take up any more of your time.  Thanks for talking to us and enjoy your camping trip,"  (Me)
"Thanks.  Take care."  (Dasia)

This is one of the new items that will be listed in my Etsy store sometime this weekend.  If she's lucky, she will get a pair of matching pants.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Antoinette's Soft Opening (Photostory)

 Antoinette is doing a soft opening of the bakery.  This is a way for her to see where the kinks are and fix them before she opens the doors for good.  It also allowed me to see that I have to extend the height of this bakery.  It's really too short to get the best pictures.  I will address that before the real opening.

It's early morning.  Cathy and her son, Deondre have stopped in to grab breakfast before she drops him off at school and heads to work.  (Initially, I had these two as brother and sister, but decided he made a better son.  He's 16)
"Donuts or bagels?"  (Cathy)
"Donuts."  (Deondre)

"Can I get a bagel, a jelly donut and a chocolate donut?"  (Cathy)
"Sure.  Anything to drink?"  (Antoinette)
"Oh yes.  Two large hot teas, please."  (Cathy)

"Ma? Ma?  Can you throw in one of those brownies?"  (Deondre)
"Brownies are not breakfast food."  (Cathy)
"I'll save it for lunch."  (Deondre)
"Boy, no."  (Cathy) 

While Antoinette gets the order together, Cathy checks out the sweets in the display case.  Cathy is wearing a shawl collar mohair sweater that I recently crocheted.

"Wow, such cute Valentine's Day treats.  I may stop by later and get something."  (Cathy)
"If you like, you can put in an order now, and I can have it packed and ready whenever you like."  (Antoinette)
"Let me think about it, while I'm eating my breakfast."  (Cathy)

"Okay.  Well. that will be $4.59."  (Antoinette)

Deondre's attention has turned to the lady in the corner.  She's the only other customer in the bakery at the moment.  She doesn't feel his stares.

Something outside the window has caught her eye as she sits with her pastry and hot tea.  She has an appointment at the pediatrician's office in about an hour.  This gives her plenty of time to enjoy her breakfast.  She is wearing one of my most recent crocheted sweaters.  She paired it with the hat I made for Dasia a while back.

Well seems like the bakery is off to a great start.  I'm looking forward to seeing who else shows up today.

Antoinette has been baking her little fingers off.  Here are some of the breads she has prepared for today's soft opening.

Dinner rolls

Pumpernickel bread


Happy Valentine's Day!

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