McKenna’s Arrival

Everyone was wondering what Elle was up to in a photo I posted recently, and now we know! Elle ordered McKenna!! That’s right, McKenna. First, she was getting a little worried that McKenna might be sold out by Christmas and second, she figured with the Olympics and McKenna’s movie coming up that we could have some fun setting up scenes, make some movies, and do some crafts specifically for gymnastics.

I took a bunch of photos of McKenna’s arrival and put them into a YouTube movie for you! Watch the movie to see all the photos and the conversation between the dolls. You can also scroll down to see a few of the photos on their own.

Elle is a sneaky one!!

American Girl McKenna Arrives

Everyone watch out! Ellowyne has scissors!

American Girl of the Year McKenna Brooks

It’s McKenna!!! Somebody get her out of there quick!

American Girl of the Year McKenna Brooks

Oh, McKenna – you are cuter than I expected!

American Girl Chrissa and McKenna

Finally! So glad my “sister” McKenna has arrived.

American Girl Chrissa and McKenna

Ready for some new adventures!!

I have a really neat craft for McKenna planned! Hopefully I will have time to do it today, but if not, it may be tomorrow. Have a great weekend!




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  1. cecille says:

    firsty great im happy you got her

  2. Caitlin says:

    Oh my gosh! Do you love her? I bet Natalie and Megan are happy!

  3. kt says:

    congradulations on getting mckenna hope you will have lots of fun with her

  4. That was a lot of fun to watch! Sneaky mom, you. 😀

  5. caroline says:

    oooooo! My McKenna is so happy you got a Mckenna!!!

  6. abigail says:

    your so lucky. I mkenna eventually……

  7. Tish Steue says:


  8. Tish Steue says:

    Sorry I meant smiley face instead of question marks :)

  9. Wonderful! What a great photo story!

  10. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I was about to recommend her to you, Char

  11. Anna-Marie says:

    I’m so happy you got McKenna, but she’s so cute that it I didn’t have my Springfield Collection doll, I would’ve caved in and bought her already (LOL!).

  12. Gail says:

    love this so much! it always feels like a rush to get them out of the box!

  13. Laurie says:

    She is very pretty!

  14. Sarah says:

    She’s a cutie! Congratz!

  15. Hayley says:

    You are very lucky to have McKenna

  16. Marina says:

    the video is cool! What song is that though? It is awsome!

  17. Marina says:

    Lucky you! *grumbles* I wish I had Mckenna…

  18. Marina says:

    You should smell her! New dolls always have that plasticy new doll smell. I love that smell O___o

  19. BTW, “Director of Doll Relations” is the best job title EVER.

  20. Char says:

    LOL Charlie – I figured that was a nice way for Elle to say she is the boss of the dolls!

  21. Anastasia says:

    I can already tell that she will have lots of great memories with her new family. : )

  22. qtlol10 says:

    OMG! so cool! I agree with Charlie Cecil Riley.

  23. Princess Belle says:

    OH MY DEAR GOODNESS GOSH! YAY! 😀 Will you be doing a review on her sometime soon?

  24. Chloe says:

    Do u recommend her?

  25. Char says:

    Chloe – she is definitely prettier in person and her hair is so easy to work with.

  26. Hayley says:

    Char- it’s a good thing you got McKenna because my friend went to a AG store in atlanta, Georgia and they had no mckenna dolls on the selves

  27. caroline says:

    Char and Chrissa- I have glasses to! I only wear them in school, since its a weekend i am not wearing them. They really make a difference in your sight huh?

  28. emma says:

    Oh she is is SO cute! She really does look like she could be Chrissa’s sister! I bet her hair is nice with the whole no part thing. So glad you got her!

  29. Erica says:

    Cute! Maybe if i can still get McKenna around christmas time, i might get her, idk. I whent to a bday party to day and my little cousin got this cute doll. I should have got the name of the brand/company. Oh, well, maybe ill ask her mom sometime.

  30. Erica says:

    BTW Chrissa’s sister McKenna looks ALOT like her.

  31. Maggie says:

    Wow! That is cute! I’m planning to get McKenna in August, so lucky for you, Elle is one sneaky doll! McKenna will be so happy with Kanani…

  32. Erica says:

    Marina- I know! My Ivy still seems to have that smell…

  33. Gail says:

    someday, when there is a just like you doll that is just like me, it shall have that smell…

  34. elly10 says:

    AWESOME! I want McKenna! I’m hoping to win the contest…

  35. joyce says:

    i got a doll 3 months ago her name is jullianna and she loves her friend mckenna

  36. Hayley says:

    Elly10- good luck I hope I win to :)

  37. Sydney says:

    You got McKenna!!!! Awsome! I really, really want her!

  38. Karly says:

    Where did you get the barbie wants to be me shirt?

  39. Char says:

    Karly – Mini Me Dolly Divas on Etsy made that shirt. She always has the cutest things in her shop.

  40. Marissa says:

    OMG!!! A couple of days ago, my mom got some boxes. They were just lying in the garage, so I looked at the label. It said American Girl!! MY birthday is May 17th, this week, so I figured it was a gift. There are 3 boxes. One I think is what I asked for, Julie’s Summer Skirt, one is accessory size and the last was a doll sized package. I was saving to get all of McKenna’s things in June, but I think I don’t have too!!!!

    P.s. During this whole comment, I was squealing. :)

  41. Bella Blue says:

    I love McKenna doll video.

  42. aglover says:

    cute i did the almost the same thing with my kit

  43. aglover says:

    i got mckenna to because of char