I've been wanting to compile some photos of SoJo's toys, so I can eventually turn them into a little album for him to reminisce over when he gets older.
Mr. Geek and I love trolling eBay and vintage toy sites to remember some of the dolls and action figures of our childhood. While we have a few family photos of ourselves playing with toys (especially at Christmas), I would have loved a small book with photos of my now-forgotten toys.
Some of my favorites were my Cabbage Patch dolls, Care Bears (I had Tenderheart and Cheer Bear!), lots of Fisher Price toys, especially the Little People (today's just aren't the same), Barbies, and Legos. Mr. Geek was a big GI Joe fan, but also liked Transformers and WWF Wrestling figures. My brothers were toy fiends, and we had quite a collection of Star Wars figures. I should say probably half of them are still buried in the dirt behind our old house. With 4 boys and me, we probably had nearly every character. It's a wonder my parents didn't go broke.
This is "Bicycle Man" (which even has his own song, courtesy of my friend Jayanti). We got him at Ten Thousand Villages, and he's made in Kenya using recycled metal and string. It's a push toy that "pedals" as you push him.
Here's SoJo playing with an old stand-by, alphabet blocks, while at my niece's birthday party last weekend.
And a few shots of his many toys. It's amazing how quickly the accumulate, even when we're not the ones buying most of them.
I love this BlaBla doll. SoJo likes chewing its party hat and arms, but I love just looking at it sitting on the shelf. It's so quirky and the colors are great.
Now I'm curious, what were your favorite toys growing up? I'm hoping that you're over 25 too, since I probably won't know what the heck you're talking about if you're younger!