Best Grandpa, Ever!

So, what does “The World’s Best Grandpa, Ever!” get for a One-year-old Granddaughter?

Why, a sneaker, of course!

But not just ANY old sneaker, of course. A big one. The size of a chair!

Addison on her new Sneaker Chair
Addison on her new Sneaker Chair
And, as requested by her mother, it is Pink Camouflage, of course.

Her “little” Birthday Party was outside on the front lawn, because A) That is where the tables and chairs were set up, and B) We had so many friends and family attending this event we never would have had enough room inside the house!

At first, I thought she could use it as a kind of nap-time bed until she grew up just a little bit more, but it turns out that she (and the sneaker chair) were both just the right size.

It was certainly fun to watch her open all of her gifts, but just before she got to open her final (and largest) gift, she was starting to get just a bit cranky. Nothing serious, of course, but it certainly is hard work to rip the wrapping paper off all those presents, just to have Mom and Dad take the present away and put another wrapped present in front of you.

Big Pink Sneaker Chair
Big Pink Sneaker Chair
But, just like in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, this chair was Just Right!

After all the presents were opened, it was time for the Main Event:

Watching a one-year-old get all sugared up, eating a cupcake.

Fortunately, we had already done a test run, as the immediate family had gotten together a couple of days earlier on her actual birthday.

I did notice that she learned a lot from eating that first cupcake. Much more of this second cupcake (and icing) made it into her mouth.

The eating was also just a little bit faster, also.

I told you she was smart!

They Say It’s Your Birthday

Hey Addison, they say it’s your birthday. Happy Birthday to You!

Tomorrow is my youngest granddaughters first birthday.

Everyone is planning a party for tomorrow. Well, those of us from both sides of the family who are nearby will get together and have a party tomorrow. Nothing major, or so I’ve been told.

I believe we’ll have cupcakes. That seems to be just the right size to sugar up a one-year-old. 🙂

Because I am “The Greatest Grandpa, Ever!”, I of course I decided that I had to get the perfect gift. I gave it some thought, then suddenly I knew exactly what to do.

I sent a text to her mother!

Me: What does Mommy want Addison to get for her birthday?

Daughter: Age appropriate whatever.

Daughter: Or winter ish clothing

Me: To go with her snowmobile, right? 😀

Daughter: Yep

Me: Regular or Pink camouflage??

Daughter: Neither!!

Daughter: Just kidding… Pinks fine

Me: OK. I’ll see what I can find. 🙂

Now, before you start sending me “What the heck are you thinking!!” notes, my granddaughter does NOT have her own snowmobile. Seriously, she is not big enough for one. Yet.

So, this past weekend I found the most perfect gift for a one-year-old. Something that is just the right size for her now, and can be made better as she grows.

But I can’t tell you what it is yet. She is a smart cookie, after all, and I’m sure she can already read. Maybe.

pink camouflage
Pink Camouflage
Here is a hint, though. The color is Pink Camouflage, of course!

Don’t worry. I’ll post a picture later.

This coming weekend is Labor Day weekend, and on Sunday we will have a second, and much larger, birthday party. Hey, you only turn one once, so this is a major event! There will be more friends and relatives at this one, including my Mom, so we will obviously be taking a bunch of four-Generation photos.

And eating more cupcakes, of course!

There is only one thing I haven’t figured out yet. Do I get her a second present, one for each party, or not?

Yeah, I guess I need to do some more shopping!