She was gifted to Anna by Aunt Amelia and Uncle Don, her godparents, on Christmas. Aunt Amelia had the same doll when she was young and she wanted Anna to enjoy this special doll just as she had. And Anna has been enjoying her time with her new baby.
The problem, if you want to call it a problem, is that Anna's baby has an aunt who loves her very, very, very much. An Aunt Allie to be more specific.
Aunt Allie is constantly asking to play with Anna's baby. And she calls her just that. "Anna's baby." The girls haven't quite figured out the doll naming thing yet and if I ask them what a doll's name is, they will inevitably reply with "Mommy" so I decided to name this doll Alexandra because she is a Madame Alexander doll. But when call her Alexandra, Allie corrects me by saying, "No, her name is Anna's baby."
I walked into the family room the other day to find this. Which I thought was so adorable, by the way.
Allie with Anna's baby.
Both Allie and Anna like to read to her. They will have her sit on a pillow next to them while they read books. Again it is very adorable.
There was a bit of tugging on the heart strings the other day as I watched Allie lift Anna's baby up into the air while exclaiming, "You're my little sweetie." Do I need to say it? Yes, it was almost too adorable to witness. (I'm wondering how many times I can use the word adorable in this post.)
I'll end the adorableness with Alexandra's middle name: SHARE.