Sunday, December 27, 2015

Outta Site! It's Christmas Time!

Merry Christmas, future readers!

Yeah, I know Christmas was a couple of days ago, but it's Christmas vacation, and I'm still in a holiday mood! That's probably because I had a really super Christmas!

On Christmas Eve, my mom and I went and got the tree and decorated it. It was really pretty. And we left cookies and milk out for Santa.

One of my "Waiting For Santa" presents this year was an ornament with my name on it! I couldn't wait to hang it on the tree!

Isn't it beautiful? I also got a new book, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss. I love watching that special on television!

I read out loud to my mom until she sent me to bed. I wanted to stay up and wait for Santa. But my mom says he knows when I'm awake and won't come if I'm still up.

The next morning I was up with the birds. It was Christmas! After I dumped my candy outta my stocking, I ran to get my mom and then I ran straight to the living room. There was a huge box, so big that it couldn't fit on the table with the other presents! I was hoping it was the doll I asked for.

I knew it was from Santa Claus. I looked over at the table where I'd left the cookies and milk and they were gone!

So I sat down and tore off the wrapping paper.

Dynamite! It was the doll I asked for! It was a "My Real Baby" doll!

I couldn't wait to get her outta the box!

She was so cuddly and cute and smelled a little like baby powder.

I named her Lucy, isn't she the sweetest thing?

Here Lucy...want some milk from your bottle? *giggle* And Santa brought other things for Lucy, too! I got 2 outfits that came with bottles! Far out!

I saw a package under the tree with my pen pal Vivienne's name on it! Groovy! I opened it up and it was another doll! And it looks just like Vivienne! So that's what I'm calling her..only spelled differently.

There were 2 more presents for me under the tree...a new pair of sneakers, and a Lite Brite set! All right!

I didn't get the t-shirt I asked for, but that's OK. We got a card from my Uncle Richard a few days ago, that had $5 in it for me to spend. So I'll buy a new t-shirt with that. And anyway, I wasn't expecting outfits for Lucy and another new doll! I just love being surprised at Christmas!

I spent the day playing with my new toys, and then my mom told me I had to put my Christmas dress on because we were having Christmas dinner at Danny's house. I knew his little cousin Michael was gonna be there too. I decided to take my new doll Vivian with me, in case they were gonna be playing a bunch of boys' games. When we got there, my mom went to go help Mrs. Campbell in the kitchen, and I walked into the living room and saw Danny and Michael playing with their new toys under the Christmas tree.

We all said Hi and then Michael jumped up and gave me a big hug. He's such a neat little kid!

They showed me all the toys they got for Christmas. Michael got a Penguin action guy, an old-time car and a Wooly Willy game, and Danny got a Venus Probe for his Six Million Dollar Man, a Hot Wheels Sizzler car, a space ray gun that makes noise and lights up and a Flash action guy.

So we sat down to play. Michael showed me his toy car, and pointed out to me that it wasn't Danny's but his very own car. *giggle* I know that sometimes it's hard for little kids to share. He told me that he liked my new doll.. Awww...that was sweet.

Then Danny points his ray gun at me and tells me he's going to pulverize my atoms, whatever that means! He's such a BOY! I know Michael will probably act like that someday. *sigh*

Then Michael grabs Danny's Venus Probe and starts to show me how cool it is. Danny got all bent and told Michael to keep his hands off his "special present" and that he has his own stuff to play with. Man, every time those two are in a room together for more than 5 minutes, they start fighting.

I was happy Mrs. Campbell called us in to dinner, so I wouldn't have to listen to the arguing anymore. Us kids ate in the kitchen, and the grown-ups ate in the dining room.  We had turkey, salad and baked potatoes for dinner. But since Michael doesn't like turkey, he had fish sticks.

After we ate our dinner, Mrs. Campbell brought in some Christmas cookies. Michael told me that he helped make them. Danny reminded him that they both helped make them. I think Michael was just trying to play big shot for me. *giggle*

So that's how I spent my Christmas, future readers. I hope all of you had a groovy Christmas too!

Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. I love your ornament with your name on it! When I lived in your time I ate a lot of fish sticks!

    1. Isn't it the grooviest? It will be the first ornament I hang on the tree every Christmas from now on.

      You were a kid in the 70s? Far out! I love fish sticks too! But not for Christmas dinner.

  2. Looks like a fabulous Christmas! We got a lot of clothes and a puzzle. Plus all the little Lego items from the Advent calendar. Your dolls are adorable!

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Melody! It was a really super Christmas! Sounds like you and your sisters had fun too, and you got a new sister! Groovy!

  3. I love both of the dolls you got, looks like Santa was very good to you!

    1. Thanks Flo. Yes, he really was, wasn't he?

  4. Hi Julie,
    I'm so glad Santa delivered the doll you wanted. It is so cute! He knew you had been a good girl all year. I know you will have hours of fun playing with My Real Baby and maybe when you get old like me, you'll still enjoy hours of fun with dolls.

    1. Oh Fawn, you're not old! And yes, I'm having lotsa fun with Lucy. I love changing her clothes, and I can even take her in the bathtub! Kinda like a Rub-A-Dub Dolly!

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. And I'm glad your uncle sent you money so you can everything you want. Our parents gave us money, too, and my sister got to go on a shopping trip with Mom.

    We had a ham for Christmas, because we always have the turkey on Thanksgiving.

    What is your favorite thing about Christmas break, except for no school?


    1. I guess I love the fact that I can pretty much do what I want...kinda like summer, but colder. I can go to my friends' houses, watch TV, listen to my records, play with my new's great!

    2. That's how we feel about Christmas. We are making our own movie using our camera. My friends and I are having a lot of fun.

      What's your favorite game to play with your firends?


    3. *From Julie's doll mom, Sharry:*

      Hi Melodie,

      I notice you always have quite a few questions for Julie about her life in the 70s. We love that you are so interested! Might I suggest that you click on "My Mom's Page" and write Julie a "letter" (e-mail). She'd love to answer your questions, and it might be easier than repeated posts on the blog. Stay groovy!

  6. Where did u get the boy dolls?

    1. *From Julie's doll mom:*

      Please address all comments on this main page for Julie only. If you have a question for her mommy, click "My Mom's Page". Thank you.