The Sport of Dolly Synchronized Swimming!

Lula and Faith, water ballet...  Who knew?

Well, I did.

One of our favorite Doll Membership sites, Doll Observers has a monthly photo theme.

And August's is Rio Olympic Sports!


Now, what could we do for that?

That's easy, I thought... Races!

But Lula and Faith came to me and asked if they could wear our only two bathing suits and learn a routine.

What kind of routine? Synchronized swimming!


Well, how am I supposed to photograph that?

I'll think about it...


And while I was busy with other photo shoots, the two girls watched lots of Olympics. They kept turning the channel to find the swimming routines.


After hours of practice, they were ready to show us!

We decided to take the photos of the routine on the sand, at the beach. That way all the other dollies could see the whole thing, and not just doll legs sticking up out of the water.


Here we go! Enjoy!

This is the cute posing part, before the synchronised swimmers climb into the pool.

Our lifeguard is taking a nap, we think, behind her sunglasses. Okay for now, Beach Lady!

But you are missing the show!

Uh oh, Tink...

Don't distract the girls!

Oooookay then, but try to stay out of their way!

The other way, Tink!

The girls are so focussed! They just keep going!

Now Birdy too! It's getting crowded!

Evie is catching on to the routine!

Okay! We seem to have two routines going on!

Who are you going to join, Xennia?

Oh, here we go...even a little bird gets in on the action, landing on Xennia's head! Faith finally loses her focus!

Oh girls! Lula gives up. The routine comes to a messy end!

Lula and Faith...and Evie! You did very well!

And glad the rest of you...had fun!

We are all imagining some music...

And smiling faces! These girls are very serious!

Wow, you girls MUST have been practicing!

Faith and Lula!

Faith is pretty shy, so Lula must have encouraged her!

"Can I join them?", Tink asks.

Better not, dear. You don't know the routine anyway.

Legs down, now, Tink! Oh dear...

Now, here's Birdy and Evie.

And Evie just joins right in, too!

But Birdy and Tink seem to be making up their own!

And now Xennia is watching the fun....

Not sure who you are joining Xennia...

But I am impressed with the concentration of Lula and Faith with so much going on!

Oh Xennia! Now Lula can't continue! Only Evie left!

The girls decide to take their routine to the water...

Wake up, Beach Lady! You might be needed!

(Can she even swim? She looks like she's made of wax!)

So, now we have photos to post on Doll Observers!

But we have lots more beach photos to come.

And the last photos of Conner, at least for awhile.

And a new Little Darling friend in Dolltown?


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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Carolyn G (Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:28)

    FANTASTIC !! I love this story, the girls' routine is outstanding, and so focused in spite of the distractions. Thank you for the smiles first thing this morning <3 <3 <3

  • #2

    April (Thursday, 25 August 2016 18:45)

    Again, this is just tooo cute!! Well, this turned out to be a pretty good interpretation. I never thought about how little girls might interpret what they see on TV in terms of synchronized swimming, but I bet that's close enough! And yes, once everyone else saw how much fun it could be why wouldn't everybody else join in. But that "lifeguard lady....." You may have to fire her and find someone else!!!!

  • #3

    Jano (Thursday, 25 August 2016 20:41)

    Hi Carolyn! I am so glad you enjoyed it. It's almost as if the action takes place while I am taking photos, without a plan ahead. Lol

  • #4

    Jano (Thursday, 25 August 2016 20:46)

    April! Hahaha! That is funny but I have to agree. Guard One would have been a better choice! He might need to watch HER!
    Of course the girls wanted to show us their routine in the water, but I put my foot down. We couldn't see them anyway! That water ballet is a pretty strange sport to watch...basically legs sticking up, for PART of the time!
    But I am not dissuading motivation and fitness!
    The girls love the posing as the routines start, in pairs! These two couldn't quite get the smiling part though. Concentrating!