Anya turns nine this Wednesday. She did much of her celebrating this weekend, with a sleepover (best friend) and cupcakes on Friday. Then on Sunday we took her to the "American Girl Doll" store to buy whatever clothes and accessories she wanted.
The result of all this? In her room this morning was a setup in which one of her dolls (Amy) was doing push-ups, while her other doll (Anna) literally cheered her on. Watching was their cute little dog, Meatloaf, and...a Dalek, of course. The Dalek is purportedly guarding the dog. (Heidi pointed out that this is not in keeping with Dalek identity, but then again: girl's room, girl's rules.)
Her other favorite toy is the 11th Doctor's sonic screwdriver, which she uses like a pro (video above to prove the point).
I have to admit that American Girl Dolls--especially in cheerleader outifits--don't exactly thrill me. In fact, they kind of give me the creeps. But the fact that this girl combines them with Daleks and sonic screwdrivers? Gives me great hope for our next generation of women. Or, at least, this particularly fabulous girl.