SO... thirty years ago today.... my mom was bringing home one very ugly baby! LOL! It's a joke in my family that I was an ugly baby... and I was pretty ugly... LOL! But luckily things got a little better :) I'm feeling pretty old today... but then I think well heck, why should I feel old... my mom's BABY is 30!!! and that makes me feel a little better :)
Did you know this is the year teddy turns 100 too?! Well, I guess it depends on who you ask or what you read, but some say the teddy bear was born in 1907. It's a long story about how President Teddy Rosevelt was bear hunting and let a baby bear go. The political cartoons about what a softie he was prompted the making of teddy bears for children... and the rest as they say... is history!
So in honor of mine and teddy's birthdays, I thought I would share some of my favorites from when I was little!
This is a baby quilt made for me by my aunt. I have always loved it, and I'm so thankful that my mom hung on to it for me because this kitchy stuff is coming back in, and I just love the colors and the fabrics! SO cute and fun! It had a pillow too with a sunshine that had triangle points and pink circle cheeks, but I couldn't find it, and my mom doesn't know where that is either.
These are my girls holding a few of my favorite old toys... the big brown bear I liked... but I think mostly because it had a rattle in it's tail... and I always wondered what it looked like inside. So that was more of a curiosity thing. The little bunny was always a fav too, but now Gracie has it. She renamed it skittles and she plays with it quite a bit. The teddy bear at the bottom, sitting on the dog, was my ALL TIME FAVORITE TOY EVER! His name is baby bear foot. I got him for Christmas circa 1981 and that bear has been just about everywhere... I strapped him into the back of a 1984 Ford Tempo, onto the back of a glittery purple banna seat bike... you name it... he went there. And the little dog, I named Rover. I got him at the Morro Bay Aquarium when I was in about 3rd grade or so :)
So thanks for going down memory lane with me! Nothing funny or witty here... just poor OLD me reminicing! LOL! :) Maybe these pics bring back a memory for you too??