Monday, May 4, 2009

Friend Makin' Mondays ~ Favorite Toys

Today for Friend Makin’ Mondays (which is being hosted by Amber at {aefilkins} for Kasey), we are sharing five toys that remind us of our childhood. It was so much fun to go back and think about which toys I loved to play with as a child. What a great way to start the week!

1. Cabbage Patch Kids ~ I loved Cabbage Patch Kids. My first one was a girl with long red hair that came in braids.

2. Care Bears ~ Care Bears were another big favorite. If I remember correctly, the Care Bear and Cabbage Patch Kid crazes coincided one Christmas. Many family members were searching for both for me, and several rainchecks came in right before Christmas. I really raked it in that year with two Cabbage Patch Kids and three Care Bears.

3. Barbie ~ Like many other little girls, I was a huge Barbie fan. I actually sold my Care Bear tricycle to the neighbor when I was four or five and used the money to buy my first Barbie, Peaches n Cream Barbie. I do remember being quite frustrated that her clothes were hard to get on and that her shoes never seemed to stay on her feet…


4. Legos ~ I spent many hours playing with Legos. I liked both the Duplo Legos (I think because I could make bigger creations with them) and the regular~sized Legos.


5. Little People ~ I L~O~V~E~D Little People. They weren’t nearly as cute then as they are now, but they were still a ton of fun to play with. I can’t wait until I have children of my own to buy these adorable little toys for.
Join in the fun by visiting Amber's blog!

Have a fabulous day!

~Heather

19 comments:

Rhonda said...

Hey Heather I loved your toys! I forgot about Little People...what fun memories!

Remember the adoption papers with the Cabbage Patch kids?

I hope you have a great week!

Xazmin said...

I LOVED peaches and cream barbie! I was telling my daughter's about her the other day, and how they used to have beautiful gowns and they were like princesses!

Vivienne said...

Hooray for Legos!

Amber said...

Great list! I love Little People's too. I saved mine for my kids {I was one of *those* kids} and they play with them today!!

I loved Legos too.

So many fun toys. What a great trip down memory lane!!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I loved my Peaches n' Cream barbie- she was so pretty.

And the fisher price little people toys were made so durable back then...not the same today!!

Have a super week!

~Becca

Jessica said...

I cant believe I forgot about LEGO'S! Those were the BEST!

Carol Kennon said...

Legos...what a timeless toy. My little one still loves them!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I think legos are the best! Kids can be so creative with them! Happy Monday!

onegirliegirl said...

OMG...my daughter plays with all of these :) Everything comes around again. Love your list!

xoxo Lisa

jennykate77 said...

Great list! I was a Cabbage Patch lover too. I still have all of mine. There tucked safely away in my mom and dad's attic. Not sure what I'm ever going to do with them, but I've never been able to part with them. It's like each time I think about it I start thinking about all the time and money that went into getting them and I feel too guilty! Peaches and Cream Barbie was one of my favorites too!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

J.J. said...

I loved all the special legos...like the clear onsies, and the headlights and grill to the lego car.

Kelli said...

Cool list...I remember the Care Bear Stare! On another blog (I can't remember which one) it had a picture of the old Little People. So cool.

capperson said...

I love carebears and carebear has also been my nickname since I was little because my name is Carie..lol
Also I think I had that exact barn little people thing at my granny's house when i was little.

mrssoup said...

Oh yes Legos!! Loved them! My brother would let me play with him and then he would come play Barbie or My Little Pony with me. My favorite was the Pirate sets. That, and the knights.

Ashley and Eric said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love Carebears, too! I still have a quilt that my grandma made me with all the care bears on it! TOO fun!

Jenny said...

Great list. I enjoyed the same things. I still love playing Legos, but my daughter isn't into them.

Michelle said...

I just got on your blog for the first time today. (found you through Amber's blog) Very fun! And I too had a Peaches-n-cream Barbie :) too funny! Have a great day!

Tanielle said...

I loved my peaches and cream barbie!!! And legos...love those still!!! Great list!

Have a great night!

Lins said...

Good stuff! Peaches & Cream Barbie and Duplo blocks were the best!

Lins @ goodbyemartha.blogspot.com