One gift from Isabella's grandmother (affectionately known as 'Mimi') was this darling little doll from Corolle. Calin Yang is a 12" doll with Asian features. Isabella has dolls with White or Black or Latina features, but this is her first Asian doll! I am really excited about the growing diversity of her collection of babies. Currently, she is equally excited about them all.
While Bella looks very different now, she looked a lot like this doll when she was born.
Bella's aunt Kim (one of my close friends) gave her a wonderful book called: Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?
This is a really sweet book about best friends who have a playdate and do all kinds of fun and cool stuff. It is not super girly, even though they are princesses. It shows that girls can do whatever - princesses can get muddy and build stuff and have adventures and be good friends. And I especially love that they just happen to be a little pink girl and a little brown girl - because princesses are diverse too!
I am so glad that we have people in our lives who will nourish Isabella's hybrid world.