This is Rachel. I was Lily's first American Girl doll (probably something she doesn't make a big deal of...). I am also a "American Girl of Today" (that's what MyAmericanGirl dolls were called back in the 90s when I was purchased). I was given to Lily for Christmas of 2001... and I am not sure how she decided to name me Rachel!
From the late 1990s, until Lily's mom thought Lily was old enough to get me, I was kept in the box I came in... However, I am a doll person which means I really am alive, but I just have to stay still while the humans are around. :) You can get the book "Doll People" which is really good, and although many humans don't believe it, is a true story- at Amazon (link is above on "doll person"). At night, I hung out with some of Lily's baby dolls including her bitty baby Lily, and some of her mom's dolls. ;)
The first post about us and our lives now by Kanani will be tomorrow (Sunday July 24th). She will introduce this blog, and also tell about arriving at camp! I am so excited to get this off the road!
Have a great day,