Thursday, April 12, 2012

Peachy Memories

The following things hold many of my Childhood Memories...

1. LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS. I have literally NO IDEA how many of these my sister and I have, but I know it's gotta be close to a gajillion. I could have included these in my collections post, because we definitely have enough to be considered a whole collection. They're just so cute and easy to read, and I really do love the vintage feel of so many of the ones we own.

2. THE LITTLE RIVER BAND. I remember listening to this album in the car over and over again with my Mama and Megan. I'm not sure why this one sticks out over the other ones (such as Elton John's Greatest Hits Live - which is still one of my favorites), but it does for some reason. I probably still know all of the words, and occasionally I listen to it on my iPod or something.... (And I know that's a scandalous photo down there, but that's just the album cover to the one we listened to all the time.)

3. "VACATIONS" AT MY GRANDPARENTS'. When we were little and in elementary school, me, my sister Megan, and our cousin Aaron would spend our school "vacations" at our Grandparents house. We would wake up just in time to climb in the car, still in our PJ's, meet up with them before Mama headed off to work, and spend the day with them at their house out in the country. Sometimes we would stay the night, and have sleepovers. I remember watching this movie, and baking muffins. Again, I'm not sure why this specific memory is the one that sticks out the most, but it's certainly one that's stuck in there forever, and I like it right where it is. :)

4. THE BABYSITTER'S CLUB.  My sister and I used to absolutely love this movie. I couldn't tell you how many times we watched it, but I'm pretty sure we wore out that old VHS tape. When we weren't watching the movie, we were pretending to run our own babysitter's club. It was pretty awesome. Also, this movie is where my love for peanut butter and banana sandwiches comes from. (One of the girls makes some for herself and her dad with a Snapple, and I just thought that looked like the greatest meal. So of course I copy-catted her. And I was right - it was a great idea.)

5. SESAME STREET. I started this Sesame Street search looking for an old little kids' tent I had when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It was the most simple little tent - a couple of lightweight PVC pipes and some plastic that looked like a brick house. But it was my favorite thing. But I couldn't find a picture of one anywhere - however what we did find was wayyyyy more fun. My Mama and I spent a little while watching YouTube clips from old "Sing Yourself Silly" Sesame Street tapes. And we had so much fun laughing and reminiscing while we looked them all up. Some of them I didn't remember at all, but some of them not only sounded familiar, but I knew all the words as well. Here are a few links for your enjoyment... :)


agapelife said...

All wonderful childhood memories...
I would add Saved by the Bell and Boy Meets World and Reading Rainbow!

Halie Renee said...

Oh those three were all definitely a part of my childhood as well. I was just trying to keep the list low, because otherwise I could have rambled forever... :)