Right now everyone is so excited for the debut of the new American Girl of the Year for 2013, Saige Copeland, but I thought it might be nice to give McKenna a little going away party of her own. Afterall, this time last year we were all sooooo excited to meet her, and honestly, I think McKenna may have been the best selling Girl of the Year yet. She has the best hair of any of the AG dolls (in my opinion) and her collection was very appropriate for an Olympic year. The beam and bar set has to be one of the best sets for the price released by AG to date and I am so glad we got it from the start – when we could. Her starter set was worth the wait – just for the exclusive warm up set. We did not get all of her collection, but we are very happy with the items we did get.

American Girl McKenna collection

McKenna and her friends are gathered in the gym to have a farewell party today. They know that while this means goodbye to McKenna in the American Girl spotlight, the McKenna fun will continue to live on in this house and many doll families around the world.

Gwen is wearing McKenna’s pajamas, Callie (MyAG 39) is wearing her meet outfit, McKenna is wearing her warm ups, Emily is modeling McKenna’s school outfit. Ivy is practicing on the bars wearing the sleeveless leotard, shorts and the purple shrug top (her t-shirt is in her gym bag). Alex (MyAG 21) is wearing McKenna’s performance leotard. The springboard Ivy is standing on and the pink mat Alex is on, are things I made for McKenna – I will link to them below.

American Girl McKenna collection

The girls are lined up for a final march out. We did not get McKenna’s team jacket or her fancy dress. I may get them off eBay at a later date. And yes, Emily is wearing the wrong shoes for her outfit – someone else must be wearing the school outfit shoes right now.

American Girl McKenna collection

I remember this time last year when everyone was comparing McKenna to MyAG 39 and talking about how similar they look. Actually, I don’t think they look a like at all. MyAG 39 and Emily look like twins!

American Girl McKenna collection

McKenna is so happy with all her new friends! They are going to have to get the cabin ready to welcome their new friend Saige next week.

American Girl McKenna collection

Everything is more fun with friends! Don’t worry, this is not the last you will see of McKenna! She and the rest of the girls will continue to star in Doll Diaries fun for years to come!

It has been a great year with McKenna! Some of my favorite McKenna related posts and crafts are:

How about you? What was your favorite item from her collection? Favorite McKenna post? Will you miss McKenna or are you ready to move on to Saige?