Thanks to Scrappy Jessi for hosting this fun event.
Ok, when I was really little I loved my Thumbelina baby doll. Here I am with her and my mom (with the funky 60s do with the faux braid and me still parting my hair on the left!)
And here she is about 41 years later, a little worse for wear:
The poor thing needs a good scrub, which I will try to do if I think about it, but I should ‘honor’ her presence, since I have had her this long. I had cut her hair and chewed on her fingers back then. She’s been through a lot with me.
Here is a photo of my brother and I at Christmas playing with our Flintstone building blocks. We use to fight over them:
When I was a little older, I started to love Barbie and her friends:
They could also do with a little sprucing up. Poor Barbie’s fanny is peeking out of the lace in the back! I also have my original case and a few others dolls (somewhere). And I do have some newer collector’s Barbies in the guest room. I was wise and kept most of them in their boxes. My favorite-the Van Gogh Sunflower Barbie and the Vera Wang bride.
I also loved my coloring books, crayons, markers, drawing pads, chalk boards, books, Silly Putty, Fuzzy Wuzzy soap, Lite Brite, Spirograph, play dough, two wheeler bike with the banana seat and monkey bars, board games like Mouse Trap and Monopoly and even checkers! I could go on!
I wanted to add a few of my son (21.5 yrs old now) :
Here he is with his dad using his magna doodle board.
And here he is showing us his creation (he’s about 3 here):
And last but not least, his favorite bears Snuggle and Boo (very well loved):