Friday, April 28, 2006

Photobooth Friday or How PickleBoy got his name.


Taken at The Balboa Arcade, Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach, California, Spring 2001.


How is it already five years since this picture was taken? The cliche is so true - it seems like just yesterday that he was born. He came into this world a wise old sage and he did it with style. Born in a big oval bathtub at home, up through that clear water into this world filled with gravity.

He ate voraciously and slept little in the early days. He continues the former but has been a blessedly good and hard slumberer since his sixth month. When he was not quite a year old he would sit in that high chair and beam at me, laugh even, with a mouth full of whatever I put in front of him. But the pickles? Oh, the pickles...sitting in that seat with hair sticking straight up from the brown rice that doubled as spiky hair product, he would curl up those fat dimpled little fists and proceed to bang them on his tray in rythym to the chant, "bika! bika! bika!" - pickle in baby speak. The chant would continue loud and happy until I could get them cut into little bits and onto the tray. Little fingers shoveling all the pieces in and licking the juice away until it would start all over again, "bika! bika! bika!"

You know, I don't even remember how I would get away with ebbing the constant flow of pickles without tears. I only remember laughing right along with him and crying, too. Crying for my joy and luck and the distinct feeling that I must have done something right somewhere along the way to deserve such an exquisite creature as my very own son. My PickleBoy.




...as always the original PBF queen is hulaseventy, and look, we got mentioned in 52 Project Jeffrey's blog too. Cool.

7 Comments:

Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

what a wonderful post...
his nick name is kinda like mine, Nessie Noodle spawns from the fact that I LOVEd mac and cheesse..noodles. Tee hee.

great post.
still no photobooth (although I have identified a local I haen't had time to go utilize it-drats)

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look how beautiful you and your boy are!!!!!!

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Bobby as in pickle_b said...

Such a sweet post! LeSophie you wanted to know how my name on flickr came about. Well I took it from pickle heath. One day when Heath (my boyfriend) was 5 his mom asked him "What's you name?" He said, "Heath" She Said "Heath What?" He said "Heath PICKLE!" And so when I signed up on flickr I really could not think of a username so I took pickle and b for my name bobby.
There you go :)

2:13 PM  
Blogger Teri M. said...

Love it!

:-/ I think I'm out of photobooth pics - Aaaack!

3:48 PM  
Anonymous JesC said...

So wonderful! You guys togther and your faces, oh the faces! This strip is going to keep you smiling foryears to come!

8:25 PM  
Blogger madness rivera said...

Gorgeous pictures and lovely words.

9:05 PM  
Blogger PeanutsMom said...

Luv ur blog; very creative and artzy. I especially luve the insightfulness you protray regarding your son...i look forward to many more from you blog :)

6:08 PM  

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