Thursday, February 22, 2018

Taking A Break

Hello future readers,

This is Julie's doll mom, Sharry. As you've probably guessed, Julie's posts have been few and far between lately. I'm not sure if any of you non-bloggers know this, but keeping up a doll blog is a LOT of work. Between dressing the dolls, making sets, finding and setting up accessories, it's all consuming. A lot of other things were beginning to suffer like household chores.  I've been doing this for the past 5 years, and I think it's time the gang and I took a little break. I'm not quitting completely, and I will let you all know when I come back; but when I do, the posts  will probably be about once a month. I appreciate your understanding and continued support during this time. 

Until next time, future readers,
Your friends,
Sharry and Julie

Sunday, December 31, 2017

My "Holly Jolly" Christmas!

Merry Christmas future readers!

Yeah, OK, I know it's New Year's Eve; but I've been having so much fun playing with all my new toys, and seeing what all my other friends got for Christmas, that I almost forgot about my time capsule diary (sorry!). Anyway, on Christmas morning, after I dug into my stocking, I woke up my mom and ran into the living room.

Woweee! Another super big box! I wonder what it was this time? Was it more Honey Hill bunch stuff? Board games? New clothes? Well there was only one way to find out!

Man, Santa sure wrapped this box up good!

Outta site and dyn-o-mite! It's a whole bunch of new accessories for My Real Baby doll, Lucy!

Wow! Look what it comes with! Let's get this thing open!

Far out! It comes with a crib, a rocking horse, a high chair, a wagon, a tricycle, a bathtub, a rubber duckie, a baby bottle, a bowl and spoon, a blanket and some clothes! Thanks Santa!

I ran to my room to go get Lucy and show her all the neat stuff I got for her. "See Lucy? You got all new stuff!"

"Be a good girl, Lucy, and eat your cereal."

"You wanna ride your tricycle, Lucy?"

"Not so fast, baby. You scare Mommy."

Lucy was getting sleepy, so I put her down for a nap in her new crib while I opened up my other presents.

My friend Vivienne in West Virginia sent me a new purse and some groovy sparkly movie star sunglasses!

The boys' friend Kevin sent me a new record! All right!

"Hey, it's that new song by The Sylvers I heard on the radio last week, Wait 'til Kim sees this!"

Speaking of records, I forgot to tell mom gave me a K-tel Looney Tunes record for my "Waiting for Santa" gift last night. But it's not like the cartoons. In case you don't know, K-tel is a company that puts out groovy (what's that word, Mom? Y'know for a bunch of songs all together?) Oh yeah...groovy compilations of hit songs. But this is a collection of really goofy songs. I've been seeing the commercial on TV for this record for weeks! I played some of it last night and it's really funny!

It was a really super Christmas! I've been having so much fun playing "Mommy" with all of Lucy's new accessories, and dancing to my new records in my movie star glasses. I'm sorry to say though that my mom came down with a really bad cold, so I won't be able to have my friends over for New Year's Eve this year. So my mom and I decided to eat junk food and watch the Twilight Zone marathon tonight and all day tomorrow. 

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a super groovy New Year!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Community Center Christmas Party

Hello future readers,

It's almost Christmas! I love this time of year because there's always so much to do; shopping, going to see Santa, our Christmas concert at school, going on our class trip to see The Nutcracker...whew! And this year, the Community Center decided to throw a Christmas party! Outta site! And you know what else is really groovy? Our favorite band "Loud And Proud" was asked to play at the party! And they're getting paid! Isn't that super? Danny, Sunny and Kim have been practicing for weeks after school and on the weekends. I know they're gonna be dynamite!

When we got to the Community Center gym, the table was all laid out with goodies!

"Loud and Proud" were looking sharp and ready to play!

Some of us had gathered around to dig the music.

Jennifer was deciding which cookies to eat...

...while Cheryl and Raychel were talking and eating at the back table.

The band was really far out! I could tell they had really been working hard to get all the songs right.

They played "Jingle Bells", "Go Tell It On The Mountain", "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" a really cool version of "Joy To The World", "Deck The Halls", and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas".

We all clapped and sang along, and some of us even danced!

Kyle and Shante' were really in the groove!

Jennifer and I were boogeying too!

Then all of a sudden, Danny shouts "Conga Line!" So all of us lined up and did the conga line all around the gym! Was that ever fun!

Far out! It was such a cool party! I hope people come together in the future to have groovy Christmas parties like this. My next entry will be about Christmas Day! Yippee!

Until then future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

Thursday, November 23, 2017

So Much To Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving future readers!

I'm getting ready to help my mom make egg nog French toast so we can eat while we watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! YAY!

But yesterday, I was sitting in my room, reading one of my diaries I keep for this time capsule, and thinking about some other groovy Thanksgiving holidays I've celebrated.

Like I remember right after I had the idea to start this time capsule, we had a special Thanksgiving assembly at school. Our class drew giant pictures about what we were thankful for, and on the other side were the letters that spelled THANKS. I was thankful for such an outta site teacher like Miss LaSalle.

Then there was the year that Kim first moved into the neighborhood and I invited some of my friends to have dinner with us.

Oh! And I remember the year that our school had that big "What I'm Thankful For" contest. We all wrote compositions, and the best 2 were gonna be published in the newspaper. Kim and I had gotten together to work on our papers, but we didn't win. Crissy and April won and there was a big assembly at school.

Even though I didn't win, I was still happy for my friends!

Oh yeah, and last year when some of us went to Susan's house for dinner. It was so much fun!

I guess what it all comes down to is that I really have a lot of things to be thankful for; all my friends, my school, my mom, even my goofy dog! I'm also thankful that I live in a nice house, I get enough to eat every day, and have nice clothes to wear. I know there are so many people who don't have any of those things. I wish that one day, everyone all over the world would have all the good things I do, and never know what it's like to be hungry or sick or homeless on Thanksgiving.

Have a super Thanksgiving future readers!
Until next time, your friend,
Julie Newman