I am joining in on Kelli's Show and Tell Friday. Visit her blog and enjoy all the treasures being shared.
This is a picture of me at age 7-almost 8 and in second grade. I remember being very happy to receive this doll from Santa on Christmas morning. You could "feed" this doll from a bottle and what I didn't know was that it would then "wet" in it's diaper.
Some other things I noticed in this picture is my brother, Steve, (on the right) playing with his new tractor-- and a set of checkers/dominoes on the left that one of us received. The little rocking horse and bear in the background were for my, then, baby brother Wayne. He would have been almost 2 years old.
I remember that bear was around during our childhood for a long time and the rocking horse was enjoyed by several more children since Wayne was born fourth of seven siblings.
Can you see in the background by the tv the stocking (a real sock) stuffed with an orange and candy and other little things still attached to the chair? We didn't have a fireplace so we hung them on a kitchen chair that we brought in by the tree on Christmas Eve:)
I also was given this new dress and shoes. I was so excited about these shoes because you could wear the strap down like a Mary Jane shoe or slip it back over the back of the shoe and it became a slip-on.
I think this Christmas sticks in my memory because after posing for this picture with my new dress and shoes on, I went back into the living room and played with my doll some more. My dad brought me the bottle filled with water to feed her. And of course, I was quite surprised when all of a sudden my dress was wet! I still remember how my dad enjoyed my surprise:)
Do you have any special Christmas gifts that you remember from your childhood? I hope they bring a smile to your face like taking this walk back into time has for me.