Thanks to her Garmin, Nana is a force on the road not to be reckoned with. Last Friday she trekked a few hours north of Atlanta to Cleveland, Georgia to introduce Luz to the magical world of Cabbage Patch Kids. I remember my first Cabbage Patch Kid, Jennifer. She had gorgeous brown hair, dimples, and a sweet disposition. According to her birth certificate she was a Gemini and I loved her. On the Christmas morning that I found her under the tree it felt like no small miracle. Those dolls were the hottest Christmas gifts out there and one of my aunts, in an act of sheer love and desperation, had to buy her girls' Cabbage Patch dolls on the black market. It was a cash only operation and the dolls were delivered in black hefty bags under cover of night, and it was worth every bit of the cloak and dagger style drama.
Here is a bird's eye view of Babyland:
So, while we were enjoying our quality time with James, watching him splash around with every camper in the metro Atlanta area at the Centennial Park Fountains, Luz and Nana watched some dolls get birthed out of cabbage heads and it was, indeed, a magical experience for Luz.
She sweet talked Nana into not one but two dolls, opting for a set of premie twins instead of a more mature tween Cabbage Patch doll. She is now proud owner/mother of Lucille and Felipe and she has enjoyed every minute of taking care of her 'kids':