Greetings, little Marty! It is I, your furry cousin Grover! Guess what I brought to show you! Surprise! It is your first photo album! It has pictures of all the special things you did in your first year. Oh, you did so many things! Here is a picture of when you smiled at me for the very first time! You were only two months old! You saw my face and you turned and gurgled "Cooooo." I said, "Hubba-Wubba, Little Marty!" Then you smiled at me. Sometimes I would say "Hello, Baby Marty!" and you would say nothing. But when you were four months old, you turned and babbled, "GA-GAH!" I think you were trying to say, "Grover!" I said "GA-GAH!" back. You got so excited that you shook your rattle! Then you tried to shake cousin Grover's NOSE. Ouch. When you were six months old, you discovered the mirror! We spent hours making faces together. We made happy faces and surprised faces. You saw the faces we made and you squealed and bounced. And that monster in the mirror squealed and bounced right back! You used to lie on your tummy and rock back and forth on your elbows and knees. You were nine months old, and you were trying to crawl. Then one day, PRESTO! You CRAWLED! You crawled backwards and forwards. Soon you could crawl much faster than Cousin Grover! Here you are turning ONE! You were shy when you saw the new people. You only wanted Mama and Dada. I told you this is your family and we all love you. You hugged me and said, "Go-vah." Aw. I knew you were trying to say Grover.
- Baby Marty