This little pair of booties for Michael I actually made by hand and date back to 1981 - the year he was born. His name and all that good stuff are embroidered on the backs. They don't quite qualify for antique status yet but they're getting there!
Amanda's pink rocking horse was given to me as a gift shortly before her first Christmas but darned if I can remember who it was from! I want to say my cousin Amy but that could be wrong, my memory appears to get more and more like Swiss cheese every day!
Finally this one is Jamie's first ornament and I remember ordering it from a catalog but again - darned if I can remember which one! Hers is from 1993 as she was born only 13 months after Amanda.
On a side note, yesterday's shopping trip with my mother went well though I have to say the time flew by and it went from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the blink of an eye! I've still got some more to do and now there's that whole "wrapping" thing that needs to be undertaken, too! As a rule, though, I like to wrap presents so I'm not stressing about that.
I'm hosting (hostessing?) a party for some of my co-workers this Friday evening and my house is nowhere near acceptable guest standards so guess what I'll be doing off and on for the next few days when I'm not at work?? Not that I think the folks I work with in dispatch are going to care if the house is spotless but as an overly critical, somewhat anal Virgo you can darned well bet that I will! Now, where's that furniture polish and mop and ... ??