What Not to Wear: Barbie Edition

I have spent a lot of time this week on the couch.  I hurt my knee, and walking hasn't really been an option.  These are the days that Isabelle LOVES.  She knows I can't get up, so I am cornered on the couch as she paces back and forth wringing her little hands discussing all the things we can do together while I am stuck there.

Yesterday she had a brilliant idea.  I have mentioned before that the girls love the show What Not To Wear.  So, our one male Barbie was transformed into Clinton, and we dressed up a dark haired Barbie in the Best Barbie clothes and She was Stacy.  The ugly and naked girls were the ones getting makeovers.  We had to dress up the hair designer as well as the make-up designer ( I forget their names, and the hair designer is really a guy, so we had to improvise.)

This went on for a while.  A long while. 

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Stacy And Clinton

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The Cast

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The "Made-Over" Girl

Barbie Goes on a Mission Trip

Remember this post…about all the scary Barbies laying around our house?  Well, the girls were inspired to fix up those Barbies and send them with Miss Kathy (their fashion hero) to give to her pre-adoptive daughter Anya and the girls in her orphanage.

Kathy delivered the Barbies, along with a lot of gifts to the other children in the orphanage.  The caregivers were so touched that American girls would give their toys to Russian girls, that they wanted to give something back.

Russian dolls, candy, and it looks like coins.  is that cool or what?  This is a really amazing lesson for my girls about the blessing of giving.  This is something they did on their own.  To see the looks on their faces when they saw the photo of Anya with THEIR Barbies was priceless.  It is truly "more blessed to give than receive!"