Pa-pa and I are looking forward to seeing you in a few days for a proper celebration of this momentous occasion. But for now, this birthday blog will have to suffice.
Just look at that toothy little grin, those big blue eyes, and that headful of blonde curls! How could any self-respecting Googie not fall in love with those?
I did my birthday shopping yesterday following my usual two-ingredient formula: something to wear and something to play with. Since you can't read yet, I think it is safe to show our friends what I got for you. Then, when you are older, you can look back at this and know what your first birthday present from Googie and Pa-pa was.
First is a pull-along frog who can serve as your faithful companion as you learn to walk. Your cousin Beenie is just learning to walk too, so you guys and the frog should be able to have yourselves a good old time before long.
Next is a Batman outfit. Your brother Pooh is big into the preschool superhero culture, so I think it is time you were initiated too. Now you will have the proper apparel to join the fray along with Wonder Woman, Naked Man, and Bat Baby.
In years to come, little Zoomie, you won't remember this day or these presents from Pa-pa and me. And, fortunately, you won't recall the little present your siblings have given you and with which you observe your first birthday. We can never know exactly which one of the three is responsible for this little "gift," but we suspect it might have been a team effort. Most things in your full, busy household are.
Anyway, we wish as happy a birthday as possible to a cute little guy with a toothy grin, big blue eyes, a headful of blonde curls--and patches of splotchy, blistery bumps. You won't remember it, Zoomie, but the rest of us won't easily forget that you spent your first birthday with the chickenpox!
By the time Pa-pa and I get there this weekend, the worst should be past. Then, we will open up the pull-along frog and try on the Batman duds. Meanwhile, hang in there, little guy, and whatever you do--try not to scratch!