The first couple of days we were in California we just took it easy and let the kids play around. They were pretty tired from traveling and they loved just playing with cousins.
One day my mom decided she wanted to take Ella to American Girl and pick out a new doll for her birthday. Ella and my mom share the same love for dolls, so this was the perfect outing for them.
American Girl is an amazing three story building filled with all things related to dolls. Ella picked out a doll that looked like her and then picked out an outfit for her as well. Her doll also got to get her hair done, and her ears pierced. We also got to eat at the cute cafe there, where dolls get to sit at the table and participate in the lunch.
I don't know who was having more fun, Ella or my mom!