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A Look Back: 1985

by Megan

Welcome back to another installment of the A Look Back link-up! This month we are talking about our lives during the year of 1985. I hope to see everyone who linked up last time join us again, and of course lots of new faces! So help spread the word by tweeting, sharing on Facebook, grabbing our button, etc!

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We have added in a “guest host” feature, where we randomly choose a blogger from those who link up to be a guest host for the following month! That blogger will get to include the linky in her post, and she will also have a link to her post for that year on the link-up’s main page.

This month’s guest host is Ashley from Flats To Flip Flops!

Onto the good stuff! 1985!

At the start of 1985, I was about 7 months old.

Blue Steel ain’t got nothing on me!

We still lived in Old Orchard Beach, Maine- me, my brother, and my mom and dad. My parents bought a house just steps from the beach, for $32k.

My dad worked full-time, and my mom went back to her teaching job for the school year of ’84-’85, after having the whole summer to spend with me when I was a newborn (which is what Daniel and I are shooting for at the end of the present school year!).

Easter egg hunts ain’t got nothing on me!

I spent most weekdays at my Gramma’s house, while my mom taught. My brother went with me too, although he went to nursery school a few mornings each week.

I don’t have many memories, if any, from 1985, but I remember later years at my Gramma’s house, when we would take walks up to my mom’s school to visit her classroom, and I remember eating grilled cheese sandwiches!

Picky eater…not much has changed!

In May, I had my first birthday! My parents threw a cookout birthday party for me and invited all our relatives.

One of my presents- this creepy ride-on toy!

One of my presents was a Care Bear (“Bear-Bear”), which was a favorite for years to come!

Showing Bear-Bear to Papa!
Not picky about cake.
Sleeping with Bear-Bear when he she it still looked new!

We visited Story Land in New Hampshire again!

Me and Dad

And of course there were lots of trips to the beach!

Age: 7 months- 1.5 years
Where you lived: Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Favorite activities/pastimes: According to my baby book, I loved to “dance” by standing and swaying and swinging my arms, and I loved eating new, exotic foods such as juice, toast, and crackers.
Vacations taken: Story Land in NH, and lots of trips to the beach!
Best friend(s): The summer of 1985, my mom met another mom on the beach who had a little girl who was my age, named Ani. We became friends and met every summer on the beach after that!
Favorite book: I’m thinking Pat the Bunny and Goodnight Moon. I don’t remember, but I know we always had the classics!
Favorite tv show: Probably Care Bears and Sesame Street
Favorite place to be: Home with my family!
Favorite outfit/Fashion trends: Swimsuits and oversized snowsuits, not at the same time.
Did you have any “firsts” this year? My first word, “baby,” at about a year, my first teeth at 8 months, first steps around 11.5 months, my first birthday in May, and my first haircut in September!
What did you do for your birthday or a special holiday? I had my first birthday on May 23rd, 1985! My parents threw a cook-out party for me and invited lots of our relatives. I got beach toys, a see-n-say, and my Care Bear.

Your turn! Grab a button, link up below, and be sure to follow your hosts:

Megan @ Shaping Up To Be A Mom
Megan @ Absolute Mommy
Brooke @ Covered In Grace
Kelly @ The Houtz House Party
and guest host Ashley @ Flats to Flip Flops

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Beans July 1, 2012 - 7:13pm

Oh, we were all SO young! Good times!

Malo July 1, 2012 - 7:25pm

What a great and fun link up! I can’t wait to start next month!

AbsoluteMommy July 1, 2012 - 8:29pm

Love the crazy faced ride on toy! So creepy but kids loved them!!

Five Foot Mama July 2, 2012 - 2:53am

What fun pictures! I always love old ones. I found you through the GFC hop.


Veralynn July 2, 2012 - 6:55am

What a great idea! I was just looking at some old baby pictures the other day- it’s so fun to look back and see where life has taken us! Feel free to stop by my blog anytime- I host a weekly link party called “This Week the Trend” that I’d love for you to join and I’m currently offering free ad space! I’m a new follower and glad to have found your blog! I hope you have a great week!


Ashley at flats to flip flops July 2, 2012 - 10:58pm

How cute are your pics! And the creepy riding toy..totally made me laugh!

Kelly July 8, 2012 - 1:08am

That creepy ride on toy is AWESOME!!!! LOLOL! so fun!

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