Rain rain rain! We had rain for the last 3 days. One night, the rain came down so fast and so strongly that within an hour, the sewers got clogged. Our neighbor called us at 3am saying the front of our home was under water and we should check if we had any damage inside. Good thing he called because we rushed out of bed and sure enough, water had started to flood our living room. We moved all the furniture away from the front door and front window and started scooping the water. Nothing was damaged but the floor will eventually need some fixing if this flooding goes on.
We actually get flooded at least twice a year during the summer but it's not too bad if we are home and can scoop the water out before it spreads to the whole apartment.
While moving our living room furniture, I realized I had a lot of dollhouses and dolls displayed in my bookcase. I'll have to
purge organize my collection soon otherwise I won't have any more space for the new arrivals!
Many dolls have been added to my dolly family during the last few month. Among them is a Barbie Beach Raquelle Doll! I bought her because she is so pretty and her face mold looks quite different from the other Barbie dolls I usually see in stores.
She is also very affordable for under $8. She comes with a bikini and sunglasses. Her hair looks great but it's super stiff. I think Mattel had it covered in some sort of glue to keep the shape of the end-curls. I might be able to make it more manageable after a soak in hot water and hair conditioner.
The only thing I don't like is her body. It's hollow plastic so you can't bend her knees or arms. I will eventually swap her body for a more flexible one.
She is sitting in a Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House !
Her hair is a little messy because my neighbor's daughter came to visit today and she really wanted to play with my dolls and the dollhouse. I just couldn't say no to the little girl and let her play all her heart's content.
Raquelle held up nicely in the hands of a 4 year-old!
She deserves a little rest now :)
Do you like this Barbie doll? I think she fits perfectly in that beach house. I'll write a post about the dollhouse soon so you can see how fantastic it is!