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Proud Abba

February 26, 2007


The Girl is crawling everywhere, trying to figure out how to walk, and showing off her toothy grin. She’s also learned to wave– both with the popular parade-style sweep as well as the more challenging fingers-to-palm move– and she is practicing on anyone who will cast their eye in her direction (and many who don’t). Also, in a demonstration of her familiarity with ancient Hebrew, she has begun calling me ‘Abba’, rather than the more pedestrian ‘Dad’, ‘Daddy’, or ‘Papa’. (Actually, the transliteration of the whole sentence would probably be: ‘babaabba wa-ba wamama babababa; aaahh-aab’.)

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10 Responses to “Proud Abba”

  1. Mike Croghan says:

    I’m not at all certain, but it occurs to me that that might actually be Arabic, not Hebrew. Jackie? A little help here? ;-)

  2. Trish says:

    Oh my sweet baby girl! Cover her with kisses from me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I thought maybe Aramaic…but pick that brilliant little girl up and don’t let her cry! She sure has good genes! We love her so much! Nana

  4. JR says:

    Aramaic.

    Lou liked this picture.

    JR

  5. J4CK13 says:

    Yes indeed, Mike, “baba” is Arabic for father. Seems like she’s picked up some Arabic in addition to her Hebrew. :)

  6. trish says:

    Showed the pic to Frank and of course, all he asked is…”where’s her hair?”

  7. trish says:

    Showed the pic to Frank and of course, all he asked is…”where’s her hair?”

  8. trish says:

    Showed the pic to Frank and of course, all he asked is…”where’s her hair?”

  9. dstavlund@aol.con says:

    Father of the Girl

    My first thought is of the cold wooden floor-BRRRRRRR! The Girl will always “appreciate” sharing the bare butt pic with the world! She’ll be getting beautiful curly “locks” very soon.

    G’Paw & G’Maw

  10. Anonymous says:

    She really looks like her cousin Lily here. Not that I’ve ever seen Lily upset… :)

    Shonda

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