Thursday, September 06, 2007

Meet the Goober.


It has been pointed out to me - gently - by several readers that she's not a baby any more. And I know that. I've been boggling over it for about six months now. And while I will always call her Baby from time to time, I thought I should find something different to call her here on the blog. I figured I'd do it on her birthday.

That's today. She's two. (Today is also Einstein's birthday. I have finally found an explanation for the hair.)

Anyway. Back in the day, when I was pregnant, we started calling the baby "Goober". That's an old-fashioned American term for peanut, and at the time, she was about the size of one, and we had no idea of gender, or a name to use, so we started the baby Goober.

Then, when I had her, she wasn't much bigger than a peanut (okay, she was eight pounds, a good-but-average size for a baby) so we kept on calling her Goober.


And she was just so happy and so good and so cute, she needed a cute nickname. (She's about three months old in the photo below, and she's eyeing the cat. Note the "Future Knitter" tee shirt.)


So, now it's official. On the internet. Happy birthday, Goober. I don't know what I did without you.

29 comments:

Sarah said...

She is such a doll, I wish you lived closer, our munchkins would have a hay day terrorizing together, I'm sure.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ba.. I mean Goober!!!

Kris Fletcher said...

Awwwww. My oldest was a Goober for a long time, too. When his brother joined him, they became Goober & Goofus. Oh, the memories ....

Love the pics, and that she shares a day with Einstein. She chose well, wise child, both in a birth date and in parents :-)

Big hugs, Gooby Dooby Doo!

Katie K said...

Around here the word goober is a euphemisn for a piece of snot, but happy birthday to the young'un anyway,

Julie said...

Well, around here we call her Boogerhead from time to time, when she's being bad. So that works, too. Haha.

Hobbygåsa said...

So cute! Really nice nickname I think too! Happy birthdag to you Goober! You will become a great knitter too!

debsnm said...

Happy Birthday to the Goober!!!! Two is so much fun!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Goober.
I ask my Baby Girl who turned 2 on August 16 if she's my baby and she says "no, big gehl".

Bells said...

hey Goober - happy birthday! Where on earth did you get that t-shirt she wore? I love it.

She's adorable and I've loved watching her turn from a baby to a little girl, I mean, Goober.

She's lovely.

amy said...

Happy birth day to you both! What a sweet baby picture. I so want another of those...

Sonja said...

We called my daughter "Peanut" for the longest time, even though she wasn't. ( Another 8lb baby) She's almost three now. And my son, who's 5 months, we mostly call "Booger". Ahem.

Happy Birthday, Goober!

Bubblesknits said...

Happy Birthday Goober!

My 2 year old thinks her name is "goofball". lol I guess I've called her that too much.

Donna Lee said...

What a sweetie. Goober is a definite endearment. It's a word we use frequently around here especially if someone has done something silly. My oldest daughter was the Guppy (courtesy of my brother), my middle daughter was Bubba(courtesy of the midwife), and my youngest was the Angel Baby. I chose the third time!

Amy Lane said...

Aww jees...I've had a crap day and now you've gone and made me cry... she's beautiful--thanks for the pictures, and even thanks for the cry:-)

Happy B-day, Goober.

NeedleTart said...

Happy B-day, Goober!!
Just so she won't feel too bad: My mother was "The Baby" until the day she died (at 86). None of her sisters were left but all the cousins still called her The Baby.
I am now in my fifth decade and still get called Baby by my older sib.
My younger son is 19 and just last week said,"You know, I never agreed to let you call me The Baby on your blog. Could you come up with something else? Anything?"

Donna said...

Happy birthday, Goober!

Sheepish Annie said...

Happy Birthday, L'il Goober! And many, many more. Can't wait 'til you're old enough to knit. I'll bet you're a whiz at it!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you both.

One question who likes green the most Goober or you?

Every picture has grren in it and yopur knitting a green sweater for the mil. Even my word verification is green ;-)

Pam

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Goober!

Louiz said...

Happy Birthday Goober!

Hope you had a great day, 2 seems to be a fantastic age to be, have a great time.

Kris Fletcher said...

Julie Julie Julie! I have another way for folks to qualify for the Strikke-Along! You can qualify by watching this clip of some - um - guys doing "YMCA" in Finnish!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lCgrG35-3js

KnitTech said...

Happy B-day Zool!!

Josie said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday little Goober!

I still slip up and call my 3 1/2 year old "baby," but it's usually when he comes over sniffling and asking me to kiss a boo-boo.

Alwen said...

And of course she'll always be your baby no matter how old she gets.

My own baby has finally reached the point where I can't really pick him up any more. He's a "back carry" now.

RobynR said...

Happy Birthday Goob!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Goober!

I do have to point out though, that Einstein share's my birthday, which is March 14. However, Goober has Lauren Bacall and Jeff Foxworthy for her special day. She'll be a beauty with a mouth like a trucker.

TrishJ

Kate said...

When I was a kid, I had all kinds of nicknames. Pumpkin pie, angel baby, kate-a-babe...my dad used to call me (and my other two sisters) tow-headed crumb-snatchers because we ate like a pack of ravenous wolves.

By the way, I'd like to join the strikke-along. I'm knitting the same thing as my mom (Donna Lee) so it's the Interweave snowflake socks. I figure they're valid because it says something about having a Scandinavian influence in the pattern. Plus, I'm partially Polish, and Poland is near Norway and all those Scandinavian countries, right?

Nina said...

Awww, happy birthday to the Goober! Such a cutie--I love it when they find containers that fit them for a hiding or play place. :)

Coffeelady said...

She two already?! Happy (belated) b-day to the big girl!! Love the bottom pic - it's a classic!

yarnmaniac said...

Wow, I happened upon your blog from Zimmermania, but you have to check out my dd on my blog, she looks quite a bit like your Goober, only she's almost 4.

Knit On,
wendy