Since December, Brianna’s Dad had been scouting “Lanies” on eBay. Every now and then he would say, “This one is closing in 2 hours!” Inevitably, I said no. “We just got Maryellen AND Dakota!” I said. He didn’t give up. When Brianna’s birthday was about a month away, he suggested this Lanie. I still wasn’t sure. What if there was something wrong with her, or she smelled funny? What if her hair was a wreck? It is hard to tell the state of curly hair on eBay. He made a bid, and as fate would have it, she was on her way to our house. She was about $90.00 with shipping.
When Brianna opened her presents, she of course knew a doll was under the wrapping. She guessed it could be a historical because of the red box. We, of course, said, “What historical don’t we already have?!?!?”
This Lanie has the softest hair. I think a new Lanie would have tighter curls, but we love her hair the way it is! It is not as brassy blond as Isabelle’s hair.
We quickly bought the Lanie book on eBay so it did feel like getting a NIB doll. It will be interesting to see whether Brianna buys Lea with the money she has been saving or whether the eBay bug has bit her and she thinks about other GOTY dolls.
Dakota was thrilled that Lanie joined her! Best friends ready for an adventure.