Our Generation Ice Cream Truck

Hi everyone! Sorry about the long break, I have been busy with standardized testing, finals, field trips, and summer break cleaning.  I actually have had the pictures ready for about a month though and am finally getting ready to fight with WordPress.(It has been giving me trouble.)
Our Generation

For Easter my sister and I were given the Our Generation Ice Cream Truck which I had been eyeing up since before Christmas. Let me just say it is awesome and totally worth the price in play value, quality, and DETAIL.  I honestly think it is my new favorite toy.

The set comes with six bins of ice cream, three empty bowls(one not pictured), a bowl with ice cream, and an ice cream scoop. The ice cream is not removable but the truck has a built in counter piece to fit the bins.  I love the realistic swirl of the ice cream.

There are three kinds of ice cream in each style and I think it is really cool that the types of syrup match what is on the ice cream. Their is chocolate, strawberry, and caramel. The dolls can actually hold the curved bowl ones.

These are the popsicle included in the set. There are double popsicle, popsicle with a crunchy outer layer, two flavored popsicle and a box of 5 different flavors. I love the ones in the box because there are so many, they have awesome colors with darker specks like they were made from fruit, and they all have a slot in the box which is good for transportation.

This banana split looks so good. I love all the little details, everything has texture so that it looks more realistic too!

Each of these have 3 of each type and have identical holder that the can be removed from. The snow cones have a bumpy surface like the real things and the cup popsicles are colored like the other popsicles.

There are several ice cream cones. The strawberry one is swirled and in a broken waffle cone. Two have two scoops of ice cream and they have a wrapper on the tip.  The other two are identical and remind me of the ones my school sells although they are different flavors. Some of the ice cream fits in the snow cone and cup popsicle tray but not as well.

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There are three soft serve ice cream cones one is vanilla, one is chocolate, and one is swirled. This picture shows all the details on the cones and the swirls.

Don’t forget the smoothies or milkshakes. You can make them be whichever you want. they are topped with whipped cream and a cherry, then add the straw.

The set comes with Icees that have attached straws. There are three types.

Not only does the set have ice cream there also are other foods. These lollipops are swirled with two colors and topped by another color.

It includes three plain donuts and two cookie sandwiches. I am not sure if they are to be cream filled or ice cream filled but they would be good either way.

There are three types of iced donuts with sprinkles that also have trays. They fit perfectly on Chrissa’s thumbs.

We also have three salted pretzels if you flip them over you can pretend you are making them.

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There is ice for in the freezer and tongs to take it out.

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These three cups that go in the cup dispenser. They have amazing details too.

These are the accessories. There are two jars of sprinkles that move around if you shake it so thankfully it doesn’t open. The syrup is the same as above but a better picture. We also have the napkin holder, four spoons and a can of straws that doesn’t open.

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You can’t go without the money or service bell. I was disappointed that the bell didn’t push down.

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This is the frier for the donuts or pretzels. It has a place it goes in the truck.

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There are also two stools that go with the set.

Now for the truck.

I like how the wind shield wipers are supposed to move, although I haven’t found the power switch yet because I only think about it when it is full and I don’t want to dump it out.

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Empty ice cream slots.

The sink is in the corner. It has a drain an handle for realism.

Across the counter from the sink is the fryer location. It’s a perfect fit.

Above the fryer is the cup dispenser. to fill you pull it away from the wall, slide the cups in, and push it back into place. them  you can pull the cups out.

Below the fryer is what I use for the pantry. The donuts and cookies get stored there.

Next door is the ice storage and the freezer for the ice cream. The shelves are removable so that the larger pieces can fit.

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Under the ice cream there are two storage shelves. The top one is slanted like a display so when you put ice cream cones there you have to be careful or they will roll onto the ground.

On the one side their are sliding windows. It slides to the right as you probably can tell from the glare of my flash.

On the side of the sliding windows you can pull down the roof and have a patio where the stools can go for your customers. There is even a ledge where the toppings, napkins, and utensils can go.

In the front there are buttons and a glove box that opens where I normally store the money. The headlights, turn signal, and tail lights actually work by the buttons or the pedals. It even plays music and the wheel turns.

 

 

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Hi, I am Lanie and today is my favorite day of the year. Can you guess what day it is? It’s Earth Day! Lanie I believe Earth Day was yesterday. It not my fault it rained so we couldn’t take pictures. Well anyway, I decided to show you some of the plants in my yard.

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Before we get started I just have to turn off the water. It is a good way to help the Earth. So is turning off lights, but mine aren’t on.

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Isn’t the lilac bush beautiful. These blooms are just my height too! It also smells good.

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The dogwood’s blooms are very bright this year. 

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The weather is nice for walking dogs so I told Molly I would exercise Bennett. 

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Look at the bunny! 

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This magnolia tree is getting tall. I have to look up to see the flowers:)

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I think the purple flowered weeds are so pretty!

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Look! A bird’s nest! But where’s the birds and the eggs?

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I have to pause and climb this tree. You would think it was made for me.

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Come here little turtle. I have some food for you. Be careful Lanie, don’t fall in.

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In addition to the Earth Day post I would like to encourage you to watch this stop motion photography by Madison from Delightful World of Dolls. The video has an awesome story told in an exiting new way that everyone should get to experience so do me a favor and check it out. And that’s not mentioning the patience and time it would have took to make a stop motion photography of that quality.

~ Taylor

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Aren’t their matching dresses so cute!

Kit bribed Ben to where a suit with ice cream. 🙂

Andy is giving Rebecca and Samantha the formal Easter they wanted, much to his dislike.

Ruthie and Lindsay love their twirly skirts.

Mckenna and Nicki laugh as Jack plays with the baby.

Marie-Grace’s hair looks awesome. All I did was twist it around and stick in some fake flowers.

While Josefina braids Kaya’s hair Sophia plays with flowers.

Lea tells Dora that Easter is a day to celebrate Jesus’s resurrection, not play princess.

Emmy takes Emma to swing.

These girls look fancy in their blues and whites.

Not everyone gets super dressed up. These girls didn’t want to ruin their dresses during the Easter egg hunt.

KODAK Digital Still Camera Elizabeth looks amazing on the shelf in my hallway. I was never a big fan of her dress but now I am second guessing myself. KODAK Digital Still CameraEmily looks so cute in the bunny suit. The pastels are just what it needs.KODAK Digital Still CameraDon’t the boys look stunning. Sometimes(like now) I wish you could change the expression on dolls’ faces. These smiles just don’t fit.

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It’s not exactly what I wanted but it is still pretty good.

What emoji’s would you give them. Enter an emoji for each boy and I will post pictures of the boys with your emoji’s next week.

 

The real reason of the holiday is the most important and can’t be forgot.

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On Palm Sunday Jesus rode through Jerusalem. People lined the streets waving palm branches and celebrating.

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Jesus was handed over to the Romans who crucified him on the cross.

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But in three days later he arose. Jesus conquered death!

Doll House Tour

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Hi everyone, I apologize for not posting sooner. I took the pictures two weeks ago(almost three now that I am done) and planned on posting the next day. But as you can tell I got busy with standardized testing and was too tired when I had a chance. So  now several weeks behind schedule am posting them.

In order to have the house clean for Easter the dolls at AG Doll Adventuring decided to do some cleaning. (Technically this was to get the room clean in a fun way 🙂 Once the house is cleaned it seemed to be and ideal time to do a doll house tour. But alas, as I was trying to up load the video I found out I need to upgrade WordPress to do that. As my mom wasn’t home I didn’t want to try to do that if something went wrong and I would need permission. Enough with that and lets get on with what I do have.

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The laundry room is clean.

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Nellie starts by loading all the dirty clothes in the washer.

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After the wash is do the clothes need ironed.

Nellie decided to start in the laundry room despite the fact it is in the middle of the house. Most of the items in the room are from the OG laundry set. The sink was made by my dad.

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Addy first puts away the leftovers from lunch

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After cooking Addy washes dishes and puts them away.

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A clean Kitchen! YAY!

Two floors below Nellie, Addy is in the Kitchen cleaning up from lunch. All the furniture in there was made by my father as well. The accessories are from OG sets, handmade, or found at local stores.

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The bedroom is tidy and ready for the day.

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Ivy pulls the blankets onto the bed so in the evening she can just climb in bed.

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The magazines get stacked on the dresser.

In the American Girl bedroom, next to the kitchen, Ivy is tidying up. The bed is homemade and the dresser is from A.C. Moore. The Guitar can be found at the dollar tree or 5 Below, I don’t remember which.

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Jack has completed cleaning his room!

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The first order of business is clearing the floor. The skate board gets propped on the wall. (I don’t know why this picture won’t flip right side up.)

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To finish, Jack places the toy cars in the drawer.

The boy’s bedroom is one of the newer additions to the house. Before they would just sleep wherever. The bed, like most of the furniture was made by my dad. The dresser is from A.C. Moore. the bedding needs to be made so right now there is just a piece of fleece covering the bed and the skate board is from the Dollar Tree.

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The nursery has been cleaned while the babies were gone:)

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Cecile folds the blankets that each baby sleeps with every night.

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After the blankets are folded the beds need made.

The nursery is above the boys bedroom and is home to all the babies. The beds are from various places and most of the other items were homemade.

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The little girls room will be tidy for a few minutes.

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Saige picks up the coloring books and stuffed animals.

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The enormous amount of pillows must be piled on the bed.

The little girl room is next door to the nursery. It is the hang out spot of the mischievous young ones. The bed was made by my father and the dresser is from A.C. Moore.

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The dining room is ready for guests.

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Kaya gathers the extra silverware left from the previous meal.

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The pets require fresh water and food.

The dining room is above the kitchen and below the laundry room. The table and chairs were made by my father and the stand was from A.C. Moore.  The pet bowls were made from clay by my mom.

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The office is ready for use!

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Lilly puts away the pad of paper from the type writer.

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She also gathers the toys from the little girls latest adventure.

The office is where the dolls of AG Doll Adventures hangout when the weather is not nice. The desks are from boxes that held OG sets. Most of the items in the office are things we found and thought would be a nice doll house addition.

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The bathroom is sparkling clean now.

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The last of the laundry is put in the basket, Gwen hopes Nellie has room for more.

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Once the towel is switched for a dry one the job it done.

The bathroom is above the nursery. The toilet is actually supposed to be a dog water bowl but is the perfect size. The bathtub is a plastic storage container filled with stuffing. The sink was made by my dad and has a hole in the top for bowl to go in.

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Finally the house is clean!

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Mia folds the blankets that were used last night while watching TV.

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After the dusting is done the house will be clean.

The living room is at the very top of the house, you need a ladder to reach it. As you can tell, after the living room was cleaned I mad some adjustments like adding a board behind it to block the view of my sister’s room.

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The barn is ready for the next cowgirl, or boy.

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Andy takes the horses our of the barn so he can clean their stalls.

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Once the horses are gone the mucking out begins.

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The tree house is an awesome place to hang out.

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The trunk of the tree contains the garage where the vehicles are stored.

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Under the garage is the storage shed where random pieces are kept.

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The doll clothes are stored in labeled drawer under the window.

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There are even more drawers next to them for accessories.

Thanks for reading my post, I really appreciate it. I often change the arrangement of my doll house, do you?

Please comment on your favorite room in your doll house. If yo don’t have one make it up or use my rooms from above. I am exited to see what you come up with.

My favorite room is the kitchen because there are so many little details and I love doll food. It is also convenient because it is the bottom floor so I can lay on the ground while playing in it:)

The Haircut

Today was an exiting day for Erin and Erica they finally got a hair cut to fix there messy ends.

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Erin has just finished her haircut.

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Now it is Erica’s turn, she isn’t sure what to think.

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Erica is nervous as hairdresser Rebecca gets ready to take the first snip.

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Just a couple finishing touches and she will be done.

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Hairdresser Rebecca

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All done!  Now Erin and Erica have to go home and show everyone their new haircuts.

Christmas Suprises

OK, I’ll face it. I haven’t posted in a long time but I have been busy. I was working on some stop motion photography but seeing that it was my first time they may have to wait.  I do have several posts started but they will all have to wait. (unless you want old Christmas posts or even older yet Little House on the Prairie) I plan on doing better this year an I am working on a schedule to help me post more often.  This year my goal is to post once a week and make my posts ahead of time to help with that. So now enough of that stuff and lets get to the post.

Today I would like to introduce you to some new members of our doll family.  Our American Girls have some new younger sisters.(Lauryce and Zelia wanted their pictures took too:)

The little girls went on a getaway to become familiar with each other and start some friendships before meeting rest of the family so let’s look at some of the things they did.

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The girls woke early to go for a swim. Apparently it was not that could where they were.

 

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After their swim the girls played outside.  They seem to be having fun and lots of energy.

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After playing outside all day they seem to have decided to play princess. I wonder how Dora(Ashlyn) got the girls to agree.  Some of them really do fit their part though.

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Looks like an early bedtime to me.  After all the fun they had they will be needing some rest. Good Night Girls.

PS. It was very challenging to get a picture in the tent, it was dark and the doors kept covering their faces. but I got it eventually.