American Girl #21

Natalie’s first doll from American Girl was her Bitty Baby, Penelope, who we featured recently, but her very first My American Girl doll was Alex – or #21 with honey blond curly hair and hazel eyes. Natalie got Alex in 2006 (I think)  and I picked her for Natalie because they both had curly, honey blonde hair. Number 21 has pincurls around her face but a very frustrated Natalie decided to cut Alex’s pincurls off one day long ago.  Alex is definitely well played with and her hair definitely shows it. We can keep it manageable, but the wig itself is starting to really show its age.

Natalie and Alex in the early days of their friendship. This was the summer of 2006 at the cafe in American Girl Place New York. Natalie took her job of serving Alex tea very seriously 😉

THE BASICS ON ALEX:

Manufacturer American Girl
Size 18″
Body details Soft body, vinyl limbs
Face Classic mold
Eyes Hazel sleep eyes
Hair Wigged -shoulder length honey blonde curly hair
Can share clothes with Springfield, Maplelea, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18″ soft body dolls
Average price $110
Where to buy American Girl
Recommended for ages 8 & up

American Girl #21

During our trip to AGPNY in the summer of 2006 we actually bought this outfit for Alex. It is the Kicking Back outfit and is definitely one of my all time favorites! I just love the shade of green they used for the jacket.  Alex loves riding her scooter – especially if it means she can ride it to the ice cream shop!

American Girl #21

Alex’s hair has really seen its better days. It has been played with pretty hard. I have found that it looks cutest now when it is in some sort of style – like these french braids with flipped up ends.

American Girl #21

It must have been warmer than Alex thought it would be today. Time to take of the jacket and get a water bottle to drink. Coconut has been chasing butterflies all morning but came followed Alex to the ice cream shop, hoping she would pick up an ice cream or drink for him, too.

Alex, like Penelope, will always have a special place in Natalie’s heart! We have thought about sending her to the hospital for a new wig, but Alex has character – she has had many adventures and is so well loved!

So, last night I posted a photo of Alex’s hairdo on Facebook and I can not believe how many people guessed Kanani – doesn’t Kanani have dark brown hair? Anyhow, I did some other hairstyles on the girls and will share them in another post later today.