I babysit my neighbor Anita's little girl Nadia. When dropping Nadia off this morning Anita handed me a small package shaped like a castle. When I looked inside I found "Princess Anneliese."
Apparently Barbie put out a princess barbie that shares our precious name. Anita's boss has a close friend who's name is Anneliese and when she heard of our little girl this total stranger thought our Anneliese had to have a doll that shared her name. What a thoughtful gift!
I started doing some research and found out that there is an entire line of stuff (of course). There's movies, full sized barbies and even dress up outfits for little girls that match Princess Anneliese. Amazingly I have been completely unaware. The boys aren't too interested in Barbie.
It may seem silly but I am thrilled that there are dolls, princesses that share her name and even spell it the same. I can remember as a young teen when the movie Far and Away came out and the lead female's name was Shannon. Jared recalled a show he watched when he was younger where the lead male role was Jared and even though the show wasn't very good he still watched (believe it or not when we were younger Jared was a rare name).
I plan on storing her little Princess Anneliese away for a day that she can appreciate that they share a namesake.