Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Toys and Awards

Ok So when I last posted my thoughts kind of got away from me and I went somewhere else.  I was looking through all the toys and had so many thoughts and memories.  First off when I was looking at the baby toys and thinking wow those look really old.  I feel like I am not old enough to have toys that look that old.  Then after looking through so many baby dolls (knowing that it wasn't even half of what we really had) I was amazed. First off because I was like wow we spend so much money on all these toys and in a few months or years they get boxed up and put away. 

Does anyone else feel that way?  It makes me sick every few months to pack Bailey's stuff away.  We have tubs after tubs just of her clothes.  I get so mad at myself for spending so much money on her clothes when she just grows out of them so fast.  But I turn around and do the same thing for the next season.  The toys are just as expensive and she doesn't even play with half of them.  But I insist she needs them at the time of purchase.

Ok back to the subject....It made me feel better knowing that one day she can look in our attic or her grandparents attic and get the same feeling that I got.  Memories!  What I wouldn't do to be a kid again. 

I came across a camera that actually looks familiar to my canon.  I thought I would bring it down for Bailey to play with.  She really does carry it around and act like shes take pictures and says cheese.  When you hit the button to snap the picture the lens turns on like a flashlight. 

This is Bailey trying to put my lens cover on hers.

Then I came across this little tape player.  Bailey loves music and loves to turn the radio on on Jason's alarm clock.  The radio doesn't work so I am going to try and find some tapes for her.  She doesn't even realize its supposed to play music, but she still has carried the thing around since we got it home.

Is it just me or do you remember when they didn't come with rewind buttons?  If we wanted to hear a song over again we would take the tape out, turn it over, fast forward a bit, then turn it back over and hope it got to the right spot and repeat.

On a different note I received an award from Amanda at La Blondie Peruana.  I was so excited to receive this.  I apolgize for taking so long to repost this.  I really am bad at reposting awards! SORRY!!  I love reading her blog.  She is living in Peru right now with her husband and has lots of stories of all the new adventures they are taking each and everyday.  Stop by and check her out!

1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2) Copy the award & place it on your blog.
3) Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4) Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself
5) Nominate 7 bloggers.
6) Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate.

Interesting Facts
1.  I had two imaginary friends when I was little, Tommy and Girlfriend.
2.  My goal is to learn to make a quilt this year.
3.  I have had grey hair since I was 18.  I am totally not ashamed that I dye my hair.
4. I love staying in hotels.
5.  I normally buy kids tennis shoes for myself because my foot is that small and they are cheaper.
6.  I am thinking of chopping my hair this week.
7.  I have never broken a bone in my body. (knock on wood)

Friends I am Nominating

Go check out all these lovely ladies.  One is about to have a baby and two have giveaways going on.  Some have hilarious stories and adorable babies they love to talk about.  So make sure you show them love and see whats going on right now on their blog.


Trish said...

thanks girlie for the award!

It was an honor just to be nominated.....hehehe

(I crack myself up!)

Amanda said...

Adorable :)

Anonymous said...

I was just looking at the boxes of outgrown clothes in my house, sighing about how much money was spent and there they sit all boxed up.

The camera is too cute! My kids love playing with theirs too, it's definitely a toy that has lasted awhile, thankfully!

Congrats on the award!

McMommy said...

Thanks, Kristi!! I am so appreciative of this BEAUTIFUL award!! :)

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

So cute!

Mrs. Vincent said...

It is amazing how fast these kiddos go through clothes!!! We are constantly going through Jordan's dresser and weeding out things that don't fit to make room for new stuff. It's the same with toys. We cleared out a bunch before Christmas to make way for new toys!

Congrats on your blog award!!!

Manic-Momma said...

I love your blog! Was just poking around your past posts and saw how you re-did your dining room furniture-so cool! I love doing that stuff, but find it hard to make the time. And the whole tape player w/ no rewind thing-I had one of those as well. Those were the days lol!

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Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Oh you don't even want to know how many bins of toys and clothes we have! It is just so hard to not get carrid away. Thank you so much for the award! You rock and congratulations!

Remodelaholic said...

I am SOO sorry it has taken me so long to answer this. Thanks so much! IT was so thoughtful to give this to me. (I feel like I am accepting a Grammy or something)

I haven't actually received an award before. I will try to get to the passing it along as soon as I can! I am crazy busy at the moment!

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks... I guess I am long winded!