by Janice

I can’t find my Belgian Waffle maker. And you know – when a pregnant woman has a craving, she wants it now!

I have searched everywhere! But really the last time I know I had it for sure was years ago before we moved. I am not sure if I ever used it here in this house.

So I have been searching the garage to see if I can find it in a box or something. No

But, I did come across some of my old Lego and my Hot Wheels cars. I have been meaning to try to look for these for Jackson, but I thought they were lost long ago.

Jackson was so thrilled when I brought them into the play room. He was sincerely shocked that I was giving them to him.

j-old-hotwheels.jpgHe kept thanking me all afternoon, repeating over and over in an adorable, awe-filled, little voice, “Thank you Mommy for sharing your toys with me!”

It was so wonderful to see him loving my old toys – they were my favorite treasures as a kid. (Susan and I had a tom boy streak and loved Lego and cars!) Jackson had a great time playing with them and made me take pictures of him with each one of his favorite new cars. (The funny thing was that his favorites were my favorites as a kid too!)

So I didn’t find the Belgian Waffle maker. But I found something much more important. (Thank goodness for cravings!)


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1 Adventures In Babywearing April 1, 2007 at 2:10 pm

Oh how fun! My boys LOVE playing at my parents’ house because of all my brother’s old Legos, GI Joes, etc!!!



2 Karen April 1, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Those are great! I recently gave my daughter my old Little People dollhouse and houseboat and she thought they were fantastic!


3 jen April 1, 2007 at 2:42 pm

great photo of Jackson and his car

yaye lego is so fun to play with
shame about your waffle maker


4 melody April 1, 2007 at 5:23 pm

The photos are great! Jackson is such a cutie.

I remember when we found my oldest son’s huge stash of older Legos and passed them down to our younger 3…it was better than Christmas or birthdays.


5 Crystal April 1, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Awww how sweet….it’s cool when you can give you kids gifts that mean so much more than just store bought gifts…I hope you get that waffle craving taken care of though cause pregnant women who don’t take care of their cravings could be considered dangerous…:o))!


6 Trisha April 1, 2007 at 8:46 pm

What a sweet little boy you have. The pictures are great. Hope you get your waffle fix one way or another!!


7 Modern Mami April 1, 2007 at 8:59 pm

That is so sweet! How rewarding that must have been. :)

Modern Mami


8 Jenn April 1, 2007 at 9:10 pm

What a beautiful little boy you have – and what a great memory – for you and for him as he gets older!


9 Kilikina April 1, 2007 at 9:20 pm

How precious……..


10 Ruth April 1, 2007 at 9:27 pm

aw!! LOVE it. i passed my old favorite toy to shiloh a couple months ago….
my very special
and very loved

she’s a very good mommy.


11 Gina April 2, 2007 at 12:04 am

What a great find! Maybe if you look for something else you’ll find the waffle maker!

I saved some of my toys, but the headless barbies and blue Smurfs didn’t bring the same feeling as those cars and legos. I’ve started putting my kids’ toys away for the grandkids. I know my kids will appreciate seeing their old toys again, and my husband will appreciate not having to buy toys to keep at grandma’s house. Though he might not appreciate the space it takes up in the attic!


12 In The Midst Of This Season April 2, 2007 at 12:12 am

Awww! We should all be thanked for sharing our toys. What a precious comment.
In The Midst Of This Season


13 Carey April 2, 2007 at 7:58 am

Very cool! Its an awesome thing to watch your kids play with the very thing you did as a child. How wonderful.


14 Angie (Random Angie) April 2, 2007 at 8:25 am

How sweet! Isn’t it great when we find something that seems like a hidden treasure?


15 Twisted Cinderella April 2, 2007 at 10:23 am

Aaaww that’s awesome! I am so glad that you got to share those with him and that he loved them so much.


16 Heidi April 2, 2007 at 10:36 am

How fun!!! My parents saved quite a few toys from when we were kids that my son plays with – it’s such a joy to see him get the same happiness from them that I used to!!!


17 YoungMommy April 2, 2007 at 12:47 pm

It is so funny that you were craving Belgian waffles this weekend, too! My wonderful husband made me some on Saturday at my request, since he knows way too well about my preggo cravings!! I’m sorry you didn’t find your maker!! Maybe if you were looking for the Leggos and cars you would have found it!

But I am glad that you were able to share your childhood favorites with your son… My boys love Leggos and cars, too, and have a ball playing with my brothers’ stuff when at their grandparents. Fun times!!


18 Jennifer April 2, 2007 at 11:55 pm

Ohhh… Belgian waffles sound so GOOD right now! Unfortunately, it’s almost 11:00 p.m. and too late to eat waffles :(


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