When I was growing up, I loved to read and play Barbies. My mother grew up playing with paper dolls, and she understood my love of playing with dolls.

Mom made Barbie rooms for me to enjoy and saved them after I grew up. Because I had sons, I never pulled them out. There was no way Bill and Scott would play with any of my toys. Brooke and Allie have seen my Barbie dolls, and I even bought them a modern doll house. But this weekend I pulled out my old Barbie rooms for them. We opened one box at a time.

The girls were amazed and thought the rooms were cute. Allie seemed intrigued with all the lamps in different rooms, and Brooke enjoyed setting up the furniture in every room. My mother made some of the furniture with cardboard and material. The rooms have real cloth curtains, bedspreads, and pillows. Some of the rooms have wooden furniture, and even a few pieces are from my mother's childhood.

One footstool is a wooden top from men's cologne. and this blue chair is made from cardboard and covered with material.

Tim helped us pull out all of the boxes and put together shelves for rooms. We even found my Barbie camper. After we set everything up, the dolls took a trip to the Atlanta Aquarium in the camper.

Many winter days I'd come home from school and spend hours playing with my friends and my Barbie dolls. I hope the girls will enjoy coming to my house and playing with them. Today was a good start in building the excitement. It was really sweet to be able to share this joy with them.

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share memories and new fun. Have a great day!