Monday, May 4, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday! TOYS!

Hello! Today Friend Makin' Monday is hosted by aefilkins so head on over there to see who else has joined in on the fun! Today's challenge is....


Name 5 toys that remind you of your childhood:
Cabbage Patch Dolls.

I remember my Grandmother giving me one for my birthday when I was around 5 or so. She had red hair and was a traveling one (so she was dressed like she was from Japan). I loved her! I think my parents still have her back home.

Puppy Surprise

I think this was my favorite toy. You get the mommy dog....open her tummy and you can have anywhere from 2-6 puppies! I think I got 4 or 5. I didn't have the dog, my sister did, but I did have the cat (I just couldn't find any good pictures). They also had a bear and a pony.

Quints
I had a lot of the quint stuff. I had the bedroom, the bathroom and I think a rocking horse. My cousin and I used to play quints for hours. I was always the purple and the green and she was always the pink and the blue. No one ever wanted to be yellow for some reason.


Easy Bake Oven!
Maybe this is what started my love of baking? I loved baking cookies and cakes for everyone and surprisingly it made really good food!

Breyer Horses
My mom had this really great toy store downtown from where she worked that sold special toys that they didn't have in toys-r-us. She used to always take me down there when I would go to work with her and I would get to pick a horse or something to go in my barn. I still have a bunch of them at my parents house.

25 comments:

Jen said...

I never got an Easy Bake Oven. I begged and I pleaded but my mom either thought it was stupid or messy or would kill me. I have no idea, but a part of my heart will always be broken when I think of all the tasty treats that could have been baked.

onegirliegirl said...

Oh, how I wanted an Easy Bake Oven!!! I don't think my parents trusted me with something like that...think science experiment gone wrong type of thing:)

Looks like Cabbage Patch is the big winner in these lists. They came along when I was babysitting and not really into dolls anymore. But they were HOT, HOT, HOT!!

xoxo ~Lisa

~His~ said...

omg...i had a lifesize playhouse that my sisters bf built for me...i had a gigapet! i also had cabbage patch dolls and of course the classic barbies i actually collected them and last but not least dressup clothes!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh I forgot all about Puppy Surprise and the Quints! I LOVED those!!! This makes me miss being a kid :)

Mrs. J L said...

oooooh the Easy bake oven :)

Xazmin said...

Love this list. I loved my easy bake oven...but now I don't like baking!

I do love cooking however, is that weird?

Am I the only one who didn't like Cabbage Patch Kids?

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

My daughter had tons of the horses and we still have them. I even got into playing with them! I never got an Easy Bake oven..sounds like a great toy. I'd probably STILL burn everything!!

jenjen said...

I totally forgot about Easy Bake Oven. That is a classic. I thought I was a chef with that! LOL!

Good list!

XOXO
Jen

Rhonda said...

Hi, great toys! I loved my Easy Bake Oven so fun!

Have a great week!

Vivienne said...

Oh gosh, I remember the Easy Bake oven. Those little cakes never quite baked all the way, and they were always gritty, but we ate 'em up anyway!

Karie said...

Omg that is awesome. I loved the horses!!! I forgot about that!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I always wanted an easy bake oven. My parents wouldn't get me one because they were afraid I would stain the carpets. I was very accident prone lol

*kimmie* said...

I LOVED quints! I Had the playground! I had almost forgotten about them... and you know I loved my Easy Bake Oven!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

How funny- I've never heard of Quints!! Looks like fun though!

I always wanted an Easy Bake Oven but Mom said it was "too Messy!"

Have a super week!

~Becca

Jessica said...

It has been so much fun reading everyone's posts! I have been reminded of so many things that I had forgotten completely! I loved the Easy Bake Ovens!

Heather said...

Fabulous list! I love that so many of us have Cabbage Patch kids at the tops of our lists!

I had completely forgotten about Quints. I'm not sure that I ever had any, but I sure do remember the commercials!

Have a wonderful week!

shortmama said...

I never had an Easy Bake Oven either and I could wait to ge my own daughter one. After I did I was rather disappointed by the magical oven hehe

Amber said...

Great list girl!! Love it!

Sheena Marie said...

Shellie had the kitten surprise. I totally forgot about those!

jennykate77 said...

They still make Breyer Horses. My little guy loves horses and has some of them! I had a traveling CBK too. Mine was from Russia! They were so fun! Great list!

Hope you're having a marvelous Monday!

High Heels & Combat Boots said...

i loved me some easy bake!!

AndreaLeigh said...

who didn't love easy bake ovens? i got my niece one for christmas this year. so fun!

Tanielle said...

I never got an easy bake oven!!! I always wanted one though!!! Maybe someday Santa will bring me one.:-) Your puppy suprise, reminded me of pound puppies, I loved them! What a fun FMM!

Lins said...

Oh man! You've got all the toys on your list that I loved but forgot to include! Puppy Surprise, Quints, and Breyer Horses were the greatest!!!

Great blog! Looking forward to even more FMM to come!

Lins @ goodbyemartha.blogspot.com

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I can't believe I forgot the Easy Bake Oven. Remember when cooking was novel and fun -- when we could just "whip up" a little cake in our bedrooms!

So much fun!
-Christie