Sunday, April 30, 2017

Meet My Dolls

Hello future readers!

There are a lot of things I like to do, like jump rope, ride my bike, twirl baton, listen to music and stuff like that. But one of my most favorite things to do is play with my dolls. Most of them I've gotten for Easter or Christmas. Some of them I've asked for, and some of them were a complete surprise! I've got a pretty groovy doll collection, and I asked my mom to take pictures of me showing them to you. Here we go!

First I wanna show you my Barbie dolls. I don't have very many, just 3 of them.

This one is my Gold Medal Barbie. She's a gymnastics doll.

I'm really not all that great at tumbling, so I just pretend with my Gold Medal Barbie. The other 2 are Malibu Barbie (I call her Suntan Barbie), and Bead and Braid Christie.

This is my doll JuJu. She's my favorite. She's the doll I sleep with and tell secrets to, and hug real hard when I'm feeling sad.

I think JuJu looks a little like my friend Sunny. What do you think?

This is my Dawn doll. Isn't she pretty? I like to pretend she's a fashion model like my friend Crissy.

This is Lucy, a My Real Baby doll. She's my second favorite. She's the doll I like to play Mommy with. Isn't she just the cutest thing?

Here's my beautiful Blythe doll. Some of my friends think she's funny looking, 'cos she has a big head, but I don't think so. I think she's pretty far out!

Here's Sarah, my doll from Scotland. She has sleepy eyes! I really don't play with her all that much, 'cos she's a special doll from another country. She's the kind of doll that you just look at mostly, but play with sometimes.

I guess this one would have to be my 3rd favorite. This is my doll Vivian. I named her that 'cos my friend Vivienne from West Virginia sent her to me. And I think she looks just like Vivienne, don't you?

Here's Wonder Woman! She's really not a doll, more like an action figure. I'm not much into superheroes, but she sure does come in handy when I play with the boys!

Here are my Honey Hill Bunch dolls! Spunky, Sweet Lee, I,Q. and Curly Q.

This is Sweet Lee. She's called that 'cos she loves to bake! She's always making cookies for the club.

Here's Curly Q. I just got her this past Easter. She's a really good friend who loves telling jokes and funny stories.

I.Q. is the brain of the bunch. She's real smart and always has her nose in a book.

And finally this is Spunky, the only boy of the bunch. Actually there's another boy, Solo, but I don't have him. Spunky is the tallest member of the club, so I guess that makes him the oldest. My friend Jennifer has the youngest of the bunch, Lil' Kid.

And here's my Barbie Styling Head. She's not really a doll, but she's still a Barbie, so I guess that counts. She came with a comb, brush, curlers and make-up.  I don't want to mess up her hair, so she just stays the way she came out of the box.

Well I guess that's it for my----(What did you say, Mom? I forgot my Holly Hobbie doll? Oh no! You're right!) My mom just reminded me that I forgot my Holly Hobbie doll. She's at my friend Kim's house. Kim wanted to borrow her 'cos she's doing a report for school on Laura Ingalls Wilder, and wanted to draw some pictures of Holly Hobbie to go with the report. But that's OK, I have a picture of me with my Holly Hobbie doll. It was the first picture I used when I started this time capsule!

I had different covers on my bed back then. But look, I'm even wearing my hair the same way! Isn't that just too much?

Well, that really is it. I wonder if girls still play with dolls in the future? I couldn't imagine life without dolls to play with. When I'm playing with them, I can be all kinds of different people; a mommy, a fashion model, a gymnastics champ, a teenager, or a girl growing up in the 1800s. That's why I really love playing with dolls. My mom says that sometimes, she passes by my room  and hears me pretending with my dolls and laughs 'cos it reminds her of when she was little and played with her dolls. Even though I've seen pictures, it's still hard to imagine my mom being little! *giggle* Maybe if you still play with dolls, you an pretend you're a kid from the 70s, like me!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend
Julie Newman

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Goodies and Our Church Supper

Happy Easter, future readers!

This Easter has been really groovy! Last night I set out my Easter bucket in my room for the Easter Bunny to fill. This morning, my goofy little slobber alarm woke me up.

Blecch! I need to lay on my tummy more often, so I don't get licked right in the face! So I sat up, wiped the doggie drool off my face and the sleep from my eyes, and remembered it was Easter!

Boomer was almost as excited as I was. He sat next to my Easter bucket and started barking!

"Boomer, don't you dare take anything outta that bucket!" I got out of bed and sat down on the floor to see what the Easter Bunny brought me.

Outta site! I got another Honey Hill Bunch doll to go with the clubhouse I got for Christmas! This one's name is Curly Q!

Isn't she cute? And she comes with a little yellow cat. I can't wait to show her to my other Honey Hill Bunch dolls!

All right! I got 2 new Super Balls, a red one and a blue one! My favorite colors! I'm glad I got 2, 'cos last week I was playing jacks outside, and my ball rolled off into the street, and went down the gutter! Now I'll have balls to play jacks again.

Yummy! I got 3 chocolate bunnies, 2 little ones and a big one, and 2 plastic eggs filled with jelly beans!

I also got 3 colored eggs. I know what I'm having for breakfast this morning!

My mom stuck her head in the door and wished me a Happy Easter. She told me it was time to get dressed for church.

Three days ago, I got a package in the mail from my friend Vivienne and her mom in West Virginia. Mrs. Walton made dresses for Vivienne, me and Kevin's sister Betta, all with the same fabric, only slightly different from each other. They sent me a snapshot of their dresses.

Aren't they pretty? And now here's me in my dress!

Isn't it beautiful? Now me, Vivienne and Betta can be long distance triplets today! Dynamite!

The church service was really nice. This year, Raychel had the solo in Kids Choir. She sang "Day By Day" just like she did in camp, (only without the costume and the make-up). After the service, my mom said we were going to a Church Supper at the Community Center! Our church is really small. There's only the entry hall,  the sanctuary (thanks for helping me spell that, Mom!), a few classrooms, the bathrooms and the church office. There isn't any room for parties or special things like a Church Supper, so we're having it in the gym of the Community Center. YAY! When we got there, everything was set up really nice.

It was a pot luck, so everyone brought food. My mom brought her special macaroni and cheese. It all looked so good, I couldn't wait to start eating!

It was so much fun! I was glad our new friend Marc and his family came. We spent all afternoon eating, talking and laughing. There was even some soft guitar music playing on the sound system.

Man was the food ever good! I don't think I've ever eaten so much in my whole life! I hope there are still special things like Church Suppers and Easter baskets in the future. This was one of the best Easter Sundays I've ever had. I hope you future readers had a super Easter, too!

Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman