They were pretty darn excited.
Lunch was cute, and then TubaDad did what all the other daddies in the store were doing: say yes a lot and pay a lot:
In the end, Ro got a new doll (she still had her original Bitty Baby from years ago) and Ree (who had asked for a new doll for her birthday) got a stuffed dog and one of the book/kits. Both dolls spent some time in the salon, and also got their ears pierced.
Now Ree and Ro’s dolls look very similar (I think one is #25 and one is #42 or something like that) but there are subtle differences in hair and skin color. I told the girls it’s just like them – everyone will think the dolls are exactly the same, but the mamas will know differently.