Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Day at the Art Museum! (by Julie)

Hey it's Julie! We have been spending a lot of time running around outside and playing this summer. A few days ago Josefina suggested we do something different. So we went to a local art museum! Okay...some of us weren't so excited about it. I mean how exciting can looking at paintings be? But we had an amazing time! It was so cool to see actual paintings, not just pictures. Our favorite part was a section that had recreations of really famous paintings. When we got home all we could talk about was what our favorite paintings were, how cool the sculptures were, and how shiny the floor was! The museum did have a particularly reflective tile floor! Then Marisol had a really good idea, we could recreate some of the works of art with ourselves! We rushed to find costumes and scenery to match the famous paintings. We had a really crazy time doing the photo session! So here is some of the artwork we saw, followed by our AG Gossip Recreations!

 Portrait de Jaime Sabartes en Grande Espagne by Pablo Picasso
Portrait de Kirsten en Grande Espagne

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer      

Doll With a Pearl Earring

The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso
The Bold Guitarist
American Gothic by Grant Wood
AG Gothic

Monday, June 27, 2011

Chat With The Dolls! (By: Jessica)

Hello everybody! We have new Chat With The Dolls times for you today! If you are new to the site, I will remind you that chat with the dolls is a fun filled experience where if you come on to AG Gossip Doll Blog at the times listed below, you can have a live chat with all of the AG Gossip dolls! Remember to read and follow the AG Gossip chat box rules located in the right hand sidebar. We love being able to chat with our biggest fans! So make sure to show up at these times next week. And also remember that chat with the dolls is a guaranteed time to chat with us, but if you are lucky, you may catch one of us dolls on the chat box at any time! So write down the chat with the dolls times below, and we look forward to meeting our fans!

Chat With The Dolls Times:

Wedensday, July 6th, 4:00pm-4:30pm, Eastern Time

Thursday, July 7th, 4:00pm-4:30pm, Eastern Time

*If you live in a different time zone, ask your parents to help you figure out what these times would be in your time zone*

Show up to as many as you want! And remember to check back for more chat with the dolls times soon! 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Rain, rain, go away! We want to go to the beach and play! (By Julie)

Hi everyone! It's Julie :) Today ended up to be soooo much fun, just not in the way we thought... In the morning, we all sprung out of bed at 6 in the morning, threw on our bathing suits, slathered on sunscreen, and didn't even bother opening the window shades! It was Kit, who slept in late this whole time, while we were preparing for our day at the beach. When Kit woke up 30 minutes later, we were still getting ready. She simply yawned, and looked out the window. Kit yelled, "I don't think we're going to the beach today!" We all gathered around the window, while Felicity checked the forecast for the day. It didn't take a weather forecast to tell us that it was thundering outside, and rain was pelting everywhere. We all moped around, and were very upset. Angela even started crying. But Kirsten had an idea. "Why don't we have an indoor beach party!" At first, the idea seemed unrealistic, and a bit silly. But soon, Carely started assigning cooking jobs and planning out a lunch buffet, Kit, Marisol and Kirsten offered to be on the games committee, while Angela and Samantha offered to put up decorations. Soon, we all became optimistic that we would bring the sunny beach home to us. Molly put on some tropical party music, and we started the silly preparations! 
Angela and Samantha went off to find some decorations. We hadn't had a tropical party before, so we had to be creative with our decorations. Rebecca went up into the attic to look for the streamers, and Angela looked in the basement. They were in the attic. But nobody had told Angela that they had already been found, so she kept looking deeper and deeper into the basement. Pretty soon, we heard an EEK!! Angela had tangled herself up in a huge spider's web! We all came running down, to find that it was just an old halloween decoration! Well, she found some decorations alright! After that little excitement, they went on with their festive decorating, still giggling about the fake spiderweb!
After they were done decorating the kitchen, the cooks: Carely, Kaya, and Kit continued with the food preparations. First, Chrissa recommended her family's tropical pie recipe to Carely, and the two of them cooked the pie. Meanwhile, Kit started working on the punch, then during the decorating break, forgot all about her job! Kaya took over afterwards, making a delicious fruity tutti orangy punch! Besides the punch and pie, the cooks worked on the mashed potatoes, salmon, and a fruit bowl, with a little help from Kirsten!

When the food was done, Felicity and I decorated and set up the buffet table. When Carely, Kaya, and Chrissa came out with the food, they had the most amazing table to put it out on! (I really shouldn't brag...) We used a tiki mat over a tropical floral tablecloth, and with the hawaiian music on, it truly felt like a tropical paradise! 

Now, it was time to get our food! It all tasted delicious! We talked about how fun our party has been so far, even to prepare! All the games committee members couldn't help but spill the beans about the big hot potato game coming up at the end of the party! They said we would use a starfish instead of a potato. We all complimented the amazing chefs for such an amazing looking meal, and we began to dig in!

MMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!! The salmon, the pie, the mashed potatoes, the Orangy Punch, the fruit! We had such a fun time sitting around (or standing) eating a tasty meal, and chatting!

After lunch, we decided that we should have a chance to relax before we started the games. Jessica ran straight for her beach towel! With the ocean sounds CD on, I bet Jessica felt like she was really at the beach!

We played limbo, volleyball, and then some individual games were set out. Kirsten and Samantha played chess, Molly, Angela and Kaya played go fish, (Molly was planning on going fishing at the beach anyways!) Felicity, Jessica and Rebecca headed towards Chinese checkers, and Kit and Josefina played a mean game of regular checkers! The rest of us played tag around the sofa! After that was done, and we all had our laughs, we hyped ourselves up for the big game of hot potato!

We started hot potato, or as we now call it, "Slimy Starfish!" Molly cranked up the tropical music again and offered to control the music. Pretty soon, we were passing around the toy starfish! The game was really going when lots of us were out, and we played until we had a winner. Drumroll please.....

The winner was Kit! We all congratulated her and all ate a second helping of Chrissa's delicious tropical pie! What a fun day! We learned that even when the weather lets you down, you can still have a ton of fun!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Spa Day (by Marisol)

No More School!!! Today was the last day of school for us dolls. And boy are we glad! The last few days of school were full of studying, studying, and more studying! Our teacher gave us three tests in the last week of school! Instead of going outside to play on the last day of school, we all collapsed on the couch! Felicity was the only one who seemed to have any energy. Then suddenly, Felicity shooed us all out onto the porch. We were confused but we were too tired to move a muscle. Then an hour later she came back and let us back into the house. When we dragged ourselves back inside, we discovered that Felicity had transformed the living room into a relaxing spa. She had set up different forms of pampering for us to enjoy. There was a table for manicures, a spot on the couch for massages,and chairs for facials. She even had calming music playing quietly. We were pleasantly surprised and found enough energy to enjoy relaxation. Kit thought that the facials were a snack and started to dip cucumbers in it and eat it!!! Eww! Felicity had to go make more of the mixture. We had a nice time getting our nails painted in rainbow colors, giggling at how cold the facials were, and trying to keep cucumbers from falling off of our faces! It was such a nice surprise. Thank you Felicity! What a great way to start off the summer!