Sunday Souvenir – Childood Stuffed Animals

I was huge into stuffed animals growing up. I always had a mountain of them. It took me until I was in my mid-twenties to get over the addiction and par down my collection to just a few favorites.

This is Pot Belly Bear and Cuddles (2.0). My brother had the original Cuddles and I adopted this “newer” version. Cuddles went on all vacations and overnights with me through college! He was always warm and snugly under my shoulder while I slept. Once you share a bad with your husband, it’s maybe time to not have stuffed animals in bed, heh.

Pot belly was one of my all-time favorites. He was under the Christmas tree from Santa at my grandparent’s house when I was five. I remember not really believing in Santa that year.

Receiving Pot-Belly Bear

On the left is Corduroy Bear (from one of my favorite childhood books). In the middle is Court Rock Bear. I believe I named him after a trip to the Natural History Museum. Most likely miss-named after quartz rock.

Ont he right is Whiskers, who I’ve had forever. It looks like I am 2 in this photo from my grandparent’s house, so perhaps he was a gift for that birthday.

Here is me at my first Christmas with a Raggedy Ann doll. Maybe a gift from my Aunt Susan? This bunny is an example of one of the stuffed toys my mom would make and sell at craft fairs under her little crafty name “Stuff and Such”.

  

Here are some “newer” stuffed animals. I remember wanting that big bear SO BAD when I was around 12. The pink bear was a gift from my dad when I had my tonsils out at age 16. It was very special since he chose it himself. The little kitty was named Snowball, but I don’t remember how old I was when I got him.

Do you have any of your childhood stuffed animals?

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