This is me holding said Cabbage Patch Kid. I want to say I was maybe 6 here? I can't say why I'm wearing a construction paper crown with my name on it, except that it must have been for a birthday celebration.
You may remember that Cabbage Patch Kids came with birth certificates. Well, I didn't like the name of mine -- I think it was Elizabeth something -- so I changed her name to Rachel. (Rachel was my favorite name at the time, and I had at least 5 or 6 dolls with the same moniker.) I did, however, love her red braids and her pacifier. This doll was my prized possession for quite some time.
I really was so excited to have a Cabbage Patch Kid, which I'm sure you can tell from my huge, beaming grin. This was a momentous occasion!
Did you have a Cabbage Patch Kid -- or another toy or doll that meant a lot to you? Tell me about it in the comments!