Friday, June 23, 2017

The Sister's Award

Hey there! Recently, Josephina and Felicity were nominated by The AG Homeschooler for the Sister's Award! Thank you so much AG Homeschooler!

Lissie is pinkish-purple.
Fina is blue.

Let's get this party started!

Okay, but first let's share the rules.

Good idea.
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and leave a link to their blog.

2. Answer the eleven questions given for your sister, and have your sister do the same for you. That way, we can compare and contrast both of you!

3. Nominate seven bloggers and have them answer the same eleven questions.

3. Have fun!

Let's get started! 

Which of you is older?

Me. 😊
Thankfully. I would hate to have that kind of responsibility. 

What's your favorite thing to do together?

Playing with our American Girl Dolls. 
Giving each other reading suggestions, as the bookworms of the family!

What's your sister's favorite food?

Hmmm...something spicy and Mexican...enchiladas!
Toast with apple butter-she always insists on canning her own each fall.

What's one character trait in the other you appreciate?

Fina is kind to every one, and has a fantastic imagination!
Lissie is very curious, and is always finding out answers to questions I would never think of asking!

What's one character trait in the other that you don't appreciate?

Sometimes Fina can be too big hearted, AKA wants to bring home every stray animal from the Humane Society she reads about (and she stalks their website devotedly). I mean, what's a big sister to do?
At times, Lissie can be a bit bossy as the oldest. 
(It's called leadership skills!)
Uh-huh, whatever you say. 

What's one hobby you have that the other does not? 

Making crafts. Fina will read and write, but give her some fabric and thread, or scissors and scrapbooking paper, and she'd rather go play soccer with Kit. 
Writing stories. Lissie loves to read, but I'm the only one who enjoys making up my own.

Who keeps a cleaner room?

We share a room, but probably me, since I'm an organized freak with most likely OCD, (no Kit, only I can call myself a freak!) but we're both relatively tidy compared to a certain Margaret Mildred.
Yeah, Lissie. 

What's the biggest way your sister can annoy you?

Fina often gets lost in her own little world, and starts a task, but then forgets what she's doing and goes off to do something else. 
Lissie can be impatient at times, and has quite the fiery redhead's temper if it gets riled.

Describe each other in three words.

Sweet, imaginative, kind. 
Enthusiastic, spirited, curious.

How do you differ personality-wise?

Fina's more dreamy and tender...
while Lissie is a go-getter and industrious.

Why do you love each other? (C'mon, you know you do!)

Fina is always there for me to lend a listening ear or helping hand. 
Lissie inspires and encourages me to chase after my dreams.

Aw, thanks!
Thank you!

Now the nominees! 

1. Molly and Samantha from Little Dolls on the Prairie.

2. Teddie and Phoebe from Reverie Dolls.

3. Astrid and Ruthie from The Sunshine Dollies.

4. Chloe and Ellie from Delightful World of Dolls

5. Anastasia and Sydney from A Doll's Life

6. Amy and Clara from The Best Loved Dolls

7. Kirsten and Sylvia from Journal of Two Dolls

Congrats everybody!
Can't wait to see your answers! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Of June

This Tuesday, June 20, is my birthday and two year anniversary since I was adopted into the Dollight family! Since Mira will be gone that week at camp, she took me out today for a traditional birthday photoshoot. Unfortunately it was raining, but that didn't stop us! 

I'm ready to start another year of learning, growing, and dreaming.

One can dream more easily in the rain.

What are some birthday traditions in your family?

Friday, April 21, 2017

~Spring Beauties~

~four little girls wandering amongst the rocks and flowers, dressed in their easter best, soaking up the joy's of spring~

Lissie has such stunning green eyes

Iantha is such a sweetheart-she is enjoying living with her cousins!

 four beauties

Happy (late) Easter!
What did you do to celebrate?
Are you enjoying spring?

Love, the Dollight girls (and cousin Iantha!) 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Special Visitor...

This morning, the Dollight house was filled with an excited, flurried anticipation, as Fina, Kit, and Lissie tidied up.

Josephina made sure the doll's looked presentable, and organized the desk.

Kit made the beds.

Felicity, as the most organized, supervised and took care of the details. 
All of a sudden, a knock sounded on the door. The girls flew to open it, and...

"Cousin Iantha!" they cried, "It's so nice to see you!" 
Iantha smiled shyly. "I'm so glad you invited me to visit! It's very different from California, with all this snow, but I like it."

Ianthe had brought a large duffel bag with her, and a beautiful china doll.

"How long will you be staying?" Fina asked as they went inside. 
Iantha shrugged. "Mira said I could stay as long as I wanted too, and I like it here. For a while, probably, if you don't mind." 
"We'd love that!" Lissie smiled.

"Let me take your things, Iantha. You'll be sharing the top bunk with me," said Kit. 

"What's your doll's name?" Kit asked as she put Iantha's things away. 
"Lady Vera Lilac. I like to pretend that she's an English countess." 

The girls are so happy their cousin has come to visit, hopefully for several months.

Iantha is overjoyed to be here too!

Note: No, I did not get a new doll, if you're wondering. Iantha is my sister's doll, whom some may know from earlier posts by the name of Brooklyn. However, from now on, she will join Felicity, Kit, and Josephina in their adventures as Iantha Rose!
I also redesigned the Meet the Dolls page, adding Iantha, if you want to check it out. 

Thanks for visiting! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Outskirts of Elysium

Hello there!
Please visit me on my new blog, The Outskirts of Elysium, where I will be chronicling my daily life and practicing my photography. 
I will be there!


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Featuring ME, your favorite Fina

Hey, Fina here! 
Do you ever use Snapchat? Mira has it, and I was playing around with it earlier. I thought I should show you my results!

This bumble bee filter made me laugh so hard! I made a video of me saying "My name is Maria Josephina Ellis Montoya~Dollight", and it sounded like I had breathed in helium!

Hehe, I make a cute puppy, if I may say so myself!

Weird- I did a photo face swap with a picture of Kit. I'm not quite sure what I think. Face swaps can sure be, erm, interesting, can't they?

Ooh, I love flower crowns!

This one has to be my favorite! I look so elegant and Greek goddessy! Hey, maybe I'll be a Greek goddess for Halloween! 

*Felicity speaks up* "Fina, there are still, like, almost three months until Halloween." 

Oh well, who cares? 
What is your favorite photo filter?

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Soccer Match

Today, our friend Brooklyn came over! She and I challenged Kit and Felicity to a game of soccer.
Brooklyn and I named ourselves the 'Brown Eyed Barbarians', and Kit and Lissie called themselves the 'Ninja Unicorns'. 

Although I may not look it, I am the best soccer player in the family, although Kit bests Lissie and I at nearly every other sport. 

We did rock paper scissors, and The Ninja Unicorns got the kick off. 

And the game was on! 

Kit scored the first goal.

Brooklyn was wonderful at goalie!

Finally the game ended with our team, The Brown Eyed Barbarians, taking the lead at 10-7. It was close! Both our teams, Ninja Unicorns and Brown Eyed Barbarians alike, finished off with a rousing cheer. I love spending time with my friends and sisters! 
What is your favorite sport?