I was never into dolls as a child. Maybe it was because our neighborhood was full of boys, and when we played it was all Hot Wheels and Star Wars. You could say I was a tomboy, but then its probably safe to say that hasn’t really changed. I’m constantly amazed, and often dumbfounded by how girly my little girl is, compared to me. She’s long hair, and glitter, loves pink & purple, sleeps in dresses when we let her, and loves dolls!
Dolls, I know absolutely nothing about dolls. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Totally not an issue for me, but my 5 year old is all starry eyed over the American Girl catalogs that keep showing up in our mailbox. Every time I find one, I shake my head and wonder which friend decided it would be hilarious to sign me up for them. I am not amused. Although, it is fun to watch her eyes light up as she flips the pages and dreams about which doll she’ll ask Santa to place under our tree.
After skipping a birthday party and spending the day as a family celebrating our son’s third birthday at Schlitterbahn, we’ve decided to do Christmas a little differently this year. Instead of going overboard on presents (yes, I’m guilty), we’re focusing more on family time together and experiences. From looking at Christmas lights, to taking day trips, and having one on one dates with our children, our mission is to create memories that last long after the toys are forgotten.
The American Girl Experience Package from the Westin Houston, Memorial City is the perfect experience for us to share! I can only imagine the look on her face, if I told her we were going to spend the night in a hotel, go shopping at American Girl, swim in the infinity pool, and have a movie night in a bed with pink pillow cases and a bed scarf! I’m not positive, but guessing that would earn me major brownie points towards “Mom of the Year.”
- American Girl Travel Doll Bed (for you to keep)
- V.I.G. Card & Welcome Letter
- In-room Amenity for your very important girl
- In-room family movie
- Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle
- One hot chocolate in Ingredients Café
- Breakfast for one adult and one child in 024 Grille, plus a surprise for your girl
- Rates from $179 per night for Friday & Saturday night stays and select Holidays
- You can make reservations online or call 866.716.8108 and ask for rate plan LCPKG3.
By the way, for those of you with girls 8 and up, on December 13-15, you can also enjoy a VIP seat at the Nutcracker on Ice at the Memorial City Mall ice rink. Your seats will give you the option to enjoy indulgent treats at a private dessert bar before the show. Reservations required.
What’s one of the best Christmas memories you have with family?