I’ve got myself some fantastic new artwork for the walls!

When my mom came down I asked her to bring a number of things that have been stored in my closet in Massachusetts. One of them was a portrait of her as a child. I’ve never seen it up in the house, its always just sat there in the closet, but I love it and thought it would fit nicely in my home.

And Marlowe received some more wonderful gifts from record store John. He is so incredibly nice.  He gave her another 2 records and a one of a kind collectable poster. I can’t wait to frame and display them all 🙂 I was originally planning on putting the coloring book pictures in her room, but I think these might go up instead. 
Song of the South poster! The movie was never released on VHS for its feared racial undertones. I guess  it’s worth a fair amount, but its not like I would part with it anyway. I don’t really understand how it could be taken in a racist way considering Uncle Remus is black… but whatever. Apparently a lot of disney films have supposed racial undertones… and so on. I love the colors it’s going to bring to my house. 
Paddington Bear record. I never grew up with Paddington Bear, but I guess Marlowe is going to have to 🙂
Strawberry Shortcake! I loved her growing up. I had the movies and the scented doll. The doll came with a gift certificate to Carvel Icecream which I never used and was always sad about. I’m definitely looking forward to sharing the wonderfulness of Strawberry Shortcake with my Babycakes. 
In other exciting news… Her umbilical cord stump fell out today! We were hanging out cuddling and she  let out a nice poop while I was holding her. I picked her up and laid her down on the changing table and realized her stump was gone! I started laughing and we headed back to my bedroom to look for it. No sign of the stump anywhere… I searched the floors… nothing. I headed back to the changing table and placed her back down and found the stump… stuck to my bra. WIN… haha what a weird little event. I wasn’t sure exactly what to do with it. It’s sitting on my side table right now. I mentioned this to my friend Michael he told me: “it’s an exercise in letting go”. I suppose he is right. I should just toss the stump. I really don’t know what else I’d do with it. Goodbye little stump…. another event gone and stored in memory.
EDIT: Actually maybe I’ll plant it in a plant.
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  1. Ahh, I don't know how I missed the strawberry shortcake! Steve bought me a SS record at a thrift store – Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City. I loved (love) listening to stories on records.

  2. racist and sexist undertones! So many evil female characters and benevolent kings. 🙂

    Very cool loot!

  3. those are some great pieces for her room. love the poster.
    that is a great lesson in letting go. something i have a hard time doing. i have Lily's umbilical cord in a bag and the placenta in the freezer. i know, weird. but i'm waiting for us to have a house so i can plant both with a tree.
    thanks for becoming a follower! 🙂