Thursday, May 1, 2008

Yeah Toy Day!

Im so glad you could all come to my


We are going to have so much fun!

I have so many wonderful
memories from chilhood!

Here are some Pictures of me from when i was little.
4 and under. early 1970's

At the end of my pictures, you will see a list
of all the other blogs
that are playing along!

Go and check them all out!!!!

Look how polite i was!
In my old school walker!


Here i am with one of my first dollies!
check out my moms updo!

Playing in my backyard!
My awesome swingset.
Playing in the sprinklers.

(in diapers, yikes!)

look at that bouncy ball,
i forget what they were called.
You sat on them and held the handle.


My fav doll Dressy Bessy!

I loved her so!!!

I was such a happy child.

Always singing, dancing, playing, and getting into some sort of mischief!

Not much has changed.

This was a teetor totter.
My brother was probably on the other end!

Tomboy!Baby Bolts toy!

Christmas Morning!
check out my strawberry dress!

This is my Grandma's kitchen.

I used to love to cook , and do the dishes!
(what happened, haha)

Look at this Giant doll!

Here name was "Georgette!"
she was as big as me!
I had my tea set allready
to play tea party with her.

Boy was this forshadowing or what?
Taking care of babies, and always on the


(a few people have told me this pic looks like Suri Cruz!)

My Puppy "PUDDLES!"

The best cocker spaniel ever!

I got her when i was 2.
I named her that because she had allot of puppy accidents.

Me, my sister and brother.

was the best toy of all!!!

I had her till i was 18!!
she lived a happy 16 years!!

When i was 3 i had to
have an operation on my eye.

I was so Brave, look who's beside
me! My ever trustworthy
Dressy Bessy!

Check out my "Price is Right" moves!

I loved this kitchen! all the pots, and pans!

I thought it was so cool!

This was probably my Favorite Toy and thing to do!


I was a little fish!

I started swimming competitively
when i was 5 or so.
all the way to high school!

Well Guys that's all for today!

I could go on and on, and on!!!

Im glad you stopped by!

Here are my "Favorite Toy Party" Friends!

1. Jenelle

2. Lolly

3. Chi

4. Kari

5. Karen

6. Valita

7. Janae

8. Elizabeth

9. Jennifer

10. Beth

11. Twyla & Lindsey

12. Nancy

13. Britt

14. Suzanne

15. Victoria

16. Alison

17. Mya

18. Melissa

19. Debra

20. Julie

21. Jenny

22. Mendy

23. Tamy

24. Karen

25. Sandy

26. Cheryl

27. Jennifer

28. Heidi

29. Stephanie

30. Rosa

31. Lori

32. Michelle

33. Dianne

34. Julie

35. Sherry

36. Stephanie

37. Rebecca

38. Amy

39. Carol

40. Natasha

41. Saucy

42. Cathy

43. Kimla

44. Michelle

45. Lia

46. Barbara

47. Karen

48. Sherry

49. Alecia

50. Joy

51. Jennifer

52. Alisa

53. Cami

54. Kristin

55. Karla

56. Pam

57. Michelle

58. Karla

59. Dawn

60. Debbie

61. Oliver rain

62. Heather

63. Thrifty miss priss

64. Shannon

If you don't see your name here

please email me

Thanks to all that played with me today!!!

Have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!

Im off to LA to An Artistic Affaire!

See you all next week!



Wendy Updegraff said...

such adorable photos! Love that stove...

Sherry said...

You were such a cutie pie and each photograph shows you just as you are today -- always with that smile!!

thanks for hostessing the party's been so much fun to go down memory lane!

Enjoy LA and leave something on Rodeo Drive for me when I get there please?!? ♥

bluemuf said...

Jessi, I loved seeing all those great pictures. What a darling little girl you where. My favourite is the one of you and your doll and your laughing. That picture is so sweet.

Hugs Karen

bluemuf said...

Back again Jessi...I forgot to mention how much I liked Puddles. What a beautiful dog and I'm sure a good companion. This has been so much fun and has brought back so many happy memories. thank you for hosting.

Hugs Karen

Kristin said...

Thanks for hosting this party, Jessi!

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Great post/idea, I loved doing mine!!

You had a kitchen... sooo jealous ;o)

Have fun in LA!

Victoria xxx

Alison Gibbs said...

Jessi thanks for hosting such a fun party.

Joy Zaczyk said...

You were such an adorable child Jessi! It's so neat that you have all of those pictures...I was the last of 5 kids so there is like - ONE picture of me! lol

Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting this wonderful party!


Unknown said...

Hey Suri!LMAO!!! Love the green kitchen set and I laughed so hard when you said "I loved to cook and clean..what happened?"..LOL!!! You have some great pix with your toys and you are so cute! Thanks for hosting a fabulous blog party and have fun on your trip!!! HUGS! Sandy

Cathy said...

Thanks for putting this together. It was lots of fun!! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's favorites & remembering "the good old days!!"

Rosa said...

Dear Jessi,
Thank you for coming up with this. It's bittersweet to go down memory lane. Yous photos are just precious! Thanks for sharing!!
Have a great time at An Artistic Affaire.

Sugar Bear said...

Fun fun! Those bouncy balls were one of my favs too. Mine had a Donald Duck head. I couldn't find a picture or I'd have it on my post! I definitely see Suri Cruise in that photo. The stove - that is one of my favs as well!

Mya said...

You were such a cutie and still are! Happy memories. Love all your toys and the updo takes me back looks just like my mom's.
You are right Puddles is the best toy of all.
Have fun in L.A. I am soooo jealous of all of you lucky girls.

Thank you for the being a great hostess.

Beth Leintz said...

Too Cute!!! You do look like Suri Cruz- thanks for hosting a fun party- I'm off to visit see more toys- can't wait to hear about your Art Retreat!

Kimla Kay said...

This was such a fun blog party...your photos are so adorable. You looked like a very happy little girl and had lots of cool toys. Love the pic with you by the stove. Oh, yes...I loved the red ball too. It was called a Hippity Hop. I bounced on that thing many a day. Have a great weekend, cutie-pie.

Jennifer said...

awesome! i love your pics!! i can't believe your parents did so well with taking all those pictures. you have one for every toy! wow. thanks for hosting this. it was so much fun. i'm off to my appointment but i can't wait to come back and visit everyone's posts!


Lolly said...

I am late getting my blog posted, but it is there now! Whew! Thanks for hosting was fun to remember!

Lori said...

Jessi, What a doll! Hey where were the Barbies! I really got carried away on my post, really!!! Boy I'm getting excited for you to see what I found for you! I think I'll be ready to mail around the 20th! I have something vintage of mine I want to give you and need to dig it out!! Thanks for the fun day and helping me remember a wonderful time in my life, I'll love you forever for this day!!! Hugs,Lori

Lori said...

P.S. Jessi, your Mom sure is a beauty!!! Lori

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely adorable post and you were so precious and pretty! Be glad your mom took so many photos of you!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting too. Can't wait to see what the other bloggers do.
Have a great trip!

Sandra Evertson said...

This was so wonderful, I love the oven and the giant dress up doll and the big red bouncing ball!
Sandra Evertson
You were Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Wow wonderful photos. You were a cute little girl. Love it to see all your memories.
Your stove was great! Oh, I forgot that had a small stove and I could really cook on it!
Thank you for sharing all and I had a lot of fun with your post.

Pam Mattick Art and Stuff said...

Hi Jessi
Thanks for getting me in there. My toy is on my blog. Have fun in LA.

Julie L. Light said...

This party is such a blast! I forgot about the Hippoty Hop..I had one, too and it was red! I fell backwards on it one time and banged my head (maybe that is what's wrong with me, har har)!

Yes, you do look like Suri..cute!

Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~ said...

You were every bit as cute then as you are now!

I joined in and am showing some things from way, way back in the olden times during my youth. thanks for the fun topic, it got me thinking today.

Heidi said...

Fun! I loved pulling my favorite toy out of the back of the closet: My Barbie!

Michelle said...

So very, very fun! I love how you enjoyed your toys then and you enjoy them now!

Nancy said...

Well you are adorable, Jessi. I love all your toys and your mother's hair! It's like looking in the mirror! My two sons are about your age and I'm so jealous I never got to buy those cute girl toys. We had Rockem Sockem robots
Evil Kneivel wrestling guys.
I totally forgot today was your party so I quickly got my post up. It's a sad, sad story. If you stop by check out my anniversary post - you'll probably find your mom's hair! Thanks, Jessi - Nancy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

HI Jessi!! What wonderful photos & memories! I love the pic of you with that terrific kitchen stove & on the teeter totter best! You have always had a great smile. Your mother is so beautiful, too!

I saw where you've already visited me!!! But did you see the extra post I did just for you on Barbies?!?

Thanks so much for hosting this fun party! I'll be on the 'puter all day!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

mushroommeadows said...

You were such a cutie pie...oh wait, you still are!

hehehehe THANKS for hosting "TOY DAY"!!! It was super fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Great Post Jessi! A riot to see all of the blasts from the past on the different blogs! ann

Cami said...

I had a Dressy Bessy, but I sure didn't remember her name. I loved to swim too. Love all the vintage photographs of you. Wished I had more of me. They are few & far between. Have fun in Cali! And I can't wait to get the ATC's you wonder woman you!!!

Saucy said...


Thanks for this walk down memory lane. It was a blast. I saw toys on other blogs that I'd even forgotten I had! After all that complaining about Malibu Ken!

You look like a happy child and I do think you are right, nothing has changed - you would be a fab spokesmodel on The Price Is Right!

Have a great trip, little fish!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My daughter had a stove like that when she was small. I relly enjoyed this. It was so much fun. Thanks for doing this. Am going to try and visit everyone tonight. It is so nice here today....Have fun!!!...Mary

Lori said...

oh my gosh!!! you are SO cute in all of these pics:) i think that giant ball was called a "hippity hop" {?} my sister had one too, same color!!!

ps: have lots of fun at your shindig!!!

oliver rain said...

What a great post! I love the stove. I would have been playing at your house everyday if I was your friend growing up. I didn't get in on the event, but I decided to post a few pictures of my favourite toys on my blog. Have a look.

Alisa Noble said...

great pictures Jessi! Puddles looks so cute!

mendytexas said...

Thanks for inviting me to your fab party Jessi!! I love love your "groovy" pics!! This is so much fun! :)mendy

Natasha Burns said...

What a cute kid you were! You've barely changed, with that big happy smile and pretty face!

THanks for hosting Miss Jessi, I have finally got a post up and running, sorry I was late!

Anonymous said...

Jessi - This has been the most fun! ....and you do look like little Suri Cruise! Adorable!

I hope you have a fabulous time in L.A.....I live about 30 miles east of there if you want to come and visit me.....:)

You have such a fun and lively personality! Thank you for hosting this memorable walk down childhood lane!

Julie Bergmann

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hi Jessi...LOVE your cute photos! what a wonderful collection of photos you have from your childhood. LOVE That cute stove!! lol

I posted a few of my photos and a list of my fav toys...couldn't find many photos with toys. :)))

This was fun to dig out those old photo albums! xoxo Heather

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Clearly we are nearly the same age as we had many of the same toys and looked almost identical in 1970!

I had Dressy Bessy, and that stove brought back a million memories. Oh, and that jumpy ball thing with the handle too! Ok, now, did you happen to have a giant plastic ball that could could actually get inside and roll down a hill or spin around in? So not safe, but one of our favorite toys ever. I have rarely seen anyone else with one of them though.

Happy day, thanks for sharing the fun!

Robin said...

Oh My GOSH! I came over to get the link because I was going to post my toys....and I see you have a doll named Georgette! My number one most favorite doll in the world is "Georgina" and she has red hair like the one in your picture! could it be the same doll???? Come over and take a look!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jessi,

you truly walked me though memory lane in "your world" fun!! I can't believe you have all those neat photo's and with all your favorite Childhood TOYS! WOW, I don't think I could find one picture with me little with a TOY I had:-((

Thank you for sharing, I feel like I know you better:-))


Adla said...

lovely to reminisce on the good old days with our trusted toys.. enjoyed going around your party!

cheers, Adla

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Omigosh Jessi! What SUPER ADORABLE pics of you as a little girl. YES!!!!! You do look like a mini Suri Cruz in the one photo. Loooove your kitchen set. Mine was similar but it was a harvast gold color. hee!hee! Thank you for hosting such a fun fun party. I PROMISE to show up to the party, just a wee bit late tho. ;)))
Have a blast this weekend!!! XOXO

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party!
I loved your pictures of Puddles! We just lost our dog a little over a month ago and he was sixteen too. I think that dogs are the best toy a kid could have!

Bunny B said...

You are TOO cute!!! :) Great pics!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day of old toys.. thanks for hosting and putting it all together... YOU made it happen and I enjoyed it... have a good time in L.A

kari and kijsa said...

SO much fun!! Brings back so many memories-we must be very close in age!!! Loved reading and seeing all the flashback goodies!!

kari & kijsa

Pam Mattick Art and Stuff said...

Thanks for having the party. Boy, I needed that. Lots of smiles and good memories :)

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

What a blast from the past....
oh my gosh I am remembering toys I forgot I played with!
And many that my kids played with!
This is too fun!

Everyones posts are so fun and you all did great putting this together!

thanks bunches Miss Jessi!

Have a great weekend!

Flea Market Queen said...

What sweet photos!
Great idea...

Little Blue Violet said...

Hi Jessi! What a great posting to meet you on. Thanks for adding me as a FlickR friend, I added you as well and just had to find you blog after seeing your photos. Here you are and a great introduction to your childhood sets the stage for me. Loved Dressy Bessy & Dapper Dan. I also had some of my favorite memories at the pool. MMMmmm, can still smell that chlorine smell in my hair. Such sweet photos but not nearly as sweet as the memories attached to them. Wonderful to meet you and do hope to see you around more often.
miles of smiles,

Linda Jo said...

What fun that was! You were cute even way back then! I didn't join the toy memories...but I did a little childhood nostalgia myself this week. When you get back you'll have to check my blog. Hope you have a great time in LA!

Michele said...

Sorry I missed such a fun event. What fun to have so many pictures from childhood, and all so adorable! Happy May!
Michele :)

Rebecca said...

What a cutie patootie you were, and still are! Thanks so much for this wonderful party. I have enjoyed revisiting the past through all the pics of childhood toys.

Hugs and Blessings,

Derek said...

Well that was a trip down memory lane. I remember all of those toys.I still have some onf my Webbles, and my fisher price farm and school. My own kids play with tham now. Thanks for the trip!

Marina Capano said...

So cute! hi nice to meet you!!!you are so pretty in your childhood and today! all so nice! I have great memory about my childhood. congratulation for your post, and It is a pity you could not be in your party! I hope you will be in my party in 22 nd may, I like very much if you come!!! I hope you soon! From Argentina

Celestina Marie said...

What a darling little sweetie you were in those 70's pics. Your toys are adorable and your sweet puddles in precious! What fun to share in your memories. Loved your post!

La Rea Rose

Jeanne said...

Hi Jessi!
You won the giveaway on my blog! Go check it out and then email be your address so I can send out the prize to you.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You are just too cute! Just as cute as you are now, too! Love Puddles!!! I am impressed that you swam, too!

Sweet little post and love your mom's up-do!


Bridal Magic said...

Haha! I had to laugh at the "foreshadowing" photo. Isn't funny when that happens? Great childhood photos!

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