I apologize for the lengthy delay in posts. I took 32 gifted children on a three-day field trip in the middle of March. It was a wonderful experience for these children, many of them being from lower socio-economic homes. We went to Jekyll Island, GA. Some of them had never seen the ocean before and it was an experience I loved sharing with them. Now, we are gearing up for our End Of Year standardized tests. I also just found out that my dear friend and partner in crime is retiring at the end of this academic year. To me she is irreplaceable.
So ... in early February I reviewed Love, Life and Lace Agnes Von Weiss. If you go to the next page you can find it, or just click on this link: LLL Agnes Von Weiss Review. I have been waiting patiently for the replacement head to arrive. I do believe it was EXTREMELY KIND of Integrity Toys to let me keep the original since I purchased it directly from The W Club. (Another perk of being a member!)
My replacement head arrived last week, I promptly pulled out the heating pad. Here is a closeup photo of the two versions.
Here is a full length comparison.
This reminds me of those older, larger ladies at church who wear polyester dresses in the summer. Every time they get up to sing, their dress rides up and they have to pull it down.
When we were little, we used to beg our parents to let us sit with friends at church. (Just sitting anywhere except with our parents was an exciting change!) At church one Sunday, we were all getting up to sing and the lady in front of my sister turned around and smacked her. When we got up to sing again, the lady smacked her again! After church, my Mom asked my sister why the lady smacked her? My sister replied, "When she got up, her dress was in her crack, so I pulled it out for her."
"Why did she smack the second time?" My mother asked.
"She was so upset about me pulling it out that I put it back!"
I know ... old joke ... but I couldn't resist.
So to close this out, and, since this IS a doll review blog, here are close up photos of the two dolls separately.
First up is the replacement head on the original body. I actually like this gown so much that I plan to continue displaying her in it for now.
Even though these are the exact same screenings and hair, the skin tone makes enough difference that I plan to keep both in my collection. I will have one version that can wear all of the original clothing and one for the FR2 couture!