There is only 1 thing Kayla wants really really bad this year. An American Girl doll. Now if you're not familiar with the dolls........they run 90.00 just for the doll. Kayla is the perfect age to receive her first American Girl doll. And I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to swing it and trying to figure out how to keep her brothers from destroying it if I do manage to swing it. Well TM suggested craig's list and I also thought of ebay. But those sites just confuse me. So I asked Nichole and easy child to please look on each and see if they can find anything via facebook. easy child got right back to me. She wants to give Kayla her American Girl doll because she will never have a daughter to give it to. Sort of bitter sweet. easy child has the original Samantha doll and all of the sets that go with her, plus the books bought by myself and mother in law over many years. The doll is worth a TON more than we paid.........as it's the original, and now they don't even make Samantha anymore...at least she was not in the last catalog I received. Although it would make this xmas extra special for Kayla because it would be such a special gift from her aunt...................I told easy child to think long and hard about it. I don't want her regretting the decision. Also we decided this would be strictly a Nana's house gift, even though it is from easy child. And I've decided if easy child gives it to her........when Kayla plays with it Alex and Evan won't be allowed in the same room. They'll have to just get over it. Nana's house, Nana's rules. That is the only way I can think to keep this heirloom doll safe. Even if by some slim chance katie gets her own place this doll will stay at my house. Kayla has had all of her things destroyed by her brothers. Just warms my heart so much, even though easy child is still thinking about it. I had never even considered her wanting to give her doll to Kayla because it was such a special part of her childhood.