Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vivian's babies: a dossier.

Vivian with Sarah

Vivian loves babies. She is drawn like a magnet to real babies in a restaurant, a doctor's office, etc., but she also loves her baby dolls.

Vivian has had many dolls over the years, some beautiful, some not so beautiful, but she has gravitated toward a couple of favorites. Vivian has named each of her babies herself.

The other Sarah

Sarah goes with Vivian to school every day. There are actually two Sarahs that Vivian uses interchangeably. I have no recollection of the origin of Sarah's name, but Vivian has had her for several years.

Vivian likes to hold Sarah's hand when she sleeps

Another much beloved doll is Jesus. I think that Vivian received this doll one Christmas and named it when stories of the Baby Jesus were fresh in her mind. "Jesus" was originally clad in a pink tutu. Perhaps it is for the best that the ballerina outfit has been lost, but now Jesus wears no clothes, which isn't ideal either. Jesus occasionally goes missing, and Vivian asks everyone she encounters, "Have you seen Jesus?" until he resurfaces. Once Vivian greeted a guest in our home by saying in her mean voice, "I will throw Jesus at you."


Vivian's very favorite doll was a gift from Santa several years ago. Santa found a "Water Babies" doll on eBay that was dressed as Dumbo. It seemed the perfect gift for a little girl who loves Dumbo and loves the soft Water Babies dolls. The one Santa found on eBay happened to be an ethnic Water Babies doll, but Santa knew that wouldn't make any difference to Vivian. Santa, however, neglected to take into account how completely inappropriate it would be for Vivian to carry said baby around in public and refer to her as Dumbo. It is especially bad when Dumbo is missing her signature outfit.

Vivian with Baby Dumbo

Hence, Sarah is the doll of choice for outings away from home.


Anonymous said...

Vivian is such a sweet soul!

And she's got good taste, I LOVED those water babies as a young girl!

Maggie said...

Sweet! Thanks for sharing these photos with us in blogland.

KK said...

So sweet!!! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love the stories and pictures. I have to say my favorite is Dumbo. I can just picture her walking around calling it Dumbo and the looks you would get. Priceless!

The 5 Bickies said...

OH my what a collection! The stories of Vivian's Jesus and Dumbo made me giggle. Such a sweet post!

Lisa W. said...

The only argument Emma and Vivian have ever had was over baby Jesus. Just imagine, 2 girls in the back seat of a car fighting over Jesus! It was hard not to giggle while asking them to share Jesus.
Too cute!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh my adorable, touching and funny! Love how she sleeps holding her hand.

The Jesus story is too funny...Have you seen Jesus?

Christie said...

Bwaaah ha...."I will throw Jesus at you!" You tell em' V! Sometimes people just need a little Jesus (pardon the pun) thrown at them! Snort!

That was such a cute post and I laughed out loud...

What a little doll (and I'm not talking about Jesus, Sarah, The 'other' Sarah or Dumbo)

Hugs friend xo

Tami said...

I really laughed reading your account of The Dolls. Sweet, and funny. I think that's you IRL.

I love Jesus and Dumbo too.

cotedetexas said...

So cute! I especially love the picture of Vivian sleeping with the doll - that is too sweet.

Erin said...

I loved getting to know Vivian's dolls. I think Jesus must be so happy to know that He is a friend to Vivian!

Hopsy said...

This is one of my favorite posts! I used to loved dolls too! The stories of Jesus and Dumbo made me laugh, I especially like how Vivian will ask people if they have seen Jesus. She just might be a witness to someone, you never know!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Oh those Jesus doll stories are a hoot.