Sunday, October 26, 2008

Popeye Sighting!

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that Joy's words have faded away in recent weeks. She's interactive, she plays peek and chase, she's experimenting with a range of vocalizations, lots of good stuff, but the words just haven't been coming out.

So it was extra-special last night to have a verbal Elvis Sighting.

I was thinning the last of the strawberry bed before the hard freeze that's supposed to hit in the next day or two. Joy was running around the back yard entertaining herself with minimal supervision.

Then she suddenly ran up to me, threw her arms around me, and said,

Never heard it before. Sounded for all the world like the laugh of:

Popeye the Sailor Man
Bless you, little one. I'll give you a hug-hug-hug any time you like.


Anonymous said...

Give Joy a Popeye "Ugg-ug-ug-ug-ug from me too!!

Anonymous said...


And what better word could she possibly have chosen? There is nothing sweeter on earth than hugs form our babies.


datri said...

Enjoy the hugs!

Right now the only word we have is "zzzzz" for pretzel. I guess it's something.

Niksmom said...

I love this! Hurray!

Quirky Mom said...

How cool!!

It reminded me a little of a Backyardigans episode. Does she ever watch it?

Casdok said...

Very extra special!! :)

And thank you for the special photo for my blog!

pixiemama said...

There is a totally cool "Hug" book that Foster brings home from school every now and again (must be in their take-home reading books box) and the only words in it are Hug, Mommy and Bobo. It tells an incredibly sweet story of a baby gorilla looking for his mommy and getting help from his jungle friends. We all love that little book.

Glad you had a little Mommy! Bobo! moment.


BT said...

What a gorgeous little girl she is. I can just imagine that wonderful noise, just like Popeye!!!

Anonymous said...

My heart just melted.