Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, beautiful boy!

Happy Birthday Alexander! Wow, you are SIX today. I can hardly believe it. It seems like I've just blinked a few times since you were born, but obviously that's not so, because you're a big boy're in first grade, and you can swim and spell and read and write and tell jokes...FUNNY jokes...wellllllllll...Dr. Seuss said it better than I ever could:

In Katroo, every year on the day you were born
They start the day bright in the bright early morn
When the birthday Honk-Honker hikes high up Mt. Zorn
And lets loose a big blast on the big Birthday Horn.
And the voice of the horn calls out loud as it plays:
"Wake Up! For today is your Day of all Days!"

Then, the moment the horn's happy honk-honk is heard,
Comes a fluttering flap-flap! And then comes THE BIRD!

The great Birthday Bird!
And, so far as I know,
Katroo is the only place birthday birds grow.
This bird has a brain. He's most beautifully brained
With the brainiest bird-brain that's ever been trained.
He was trained by the most splendid Club in this nation,
The Katroo Happy Birthday Asso-see-eye-ation.
And, whether your name's Alexander or Paul,
When your birthday comes round, he's in charge of it all.

And here comes your cake!
Cooked by Snookers and Snookers,
The official Katroo Happy Birthday Cake Cookers.
And Snookers and Snookers, I'm happy to say,
Are the only cake cookers who cook cakes today
Made of guaranteed, certified, strictly Grade-A
Peppermint cucumber sausage-paste butter!
And the world's finest cake slicers, Dutter and Dutter
And Dutter and Dutter with hatchets a-flutter,
High up on the poop-deck, stand ready to cut her

Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Shout loud "I am lucky to be what I am!
Thank goodness I'm not just a clam or a ham!
Or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam!
I am what I am! That's a great thing to be!
If I say so myself, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!"

Now, by horseback and Bird-back, and Hiffer-back too,
Come your firends! All your friends! From all over Katroo!
And the Birthday Pal-alace heats up with hot friends
And your party goes on!
On and on
Till it ends.

When it ends,
You're much happier,
Richer and Fatter.
And the bird flies you home
On a very soft platter.

So that's
What the Birthday Bird
Does in Katroo

And I wish
I could do
All these great things for you!

Happy Birthday Alexander!


Tammy said...

Happy birthday beautiful boy! May all your dreams come true.


cherry tomato said...

feliz cumpleanos zandercito!


love, brooke

TJ said...

We have grandson's the very same age. Alexander a few weeks ahead.
Aren't 6 year old boys a "walk of their own kind."?
Amazing how the time flys...
He is indeed a gorgeous boy!!
Love TJ

Chris said...

Awwww, happy birthday Alex!

Trevor just turned 9 on Thursday and Alexis was NOT amused when I pointed out he was half way to being 18:)

Fran said...

Happy Birthday Alexander

Anonymous said...

Well, if those aren't cheeks just begging for kisses I'll eat my hat! He truly is a beautiful boy! As much fun as it is to see them growing up and becomine the people they were meant to be, don't you just wish you could slow these precious days down. I hope he had a wonderful birthday!