In keeping with the spirit of the season I spent most of Wednesday morning teaching Joseph that turkeys say "Gobble, Gobble."
Because "Gobble, Gobble" is so fun to say, he instantly took to the noise and began repeating me and identifying that sound with turkeys. Throughout the day, he'd just start saying "Gobble, Gobble" whenever it crossed his mind and he felt like saying it.
Unfortunately, I don't have any good videos of him saying "Gobble, Gobble"--but I do have witnesses, because at Thanksgiving dinner he found a turkey decoration, pulled it off the table and ran around holding it up while saying "Gobble, Gobble" over and over again.
However, I do have a couple great videos of Joseph with some of his other (non-turkey) animal noises.
Non-turkey Animal Noise #1
Earlier this month, Erin taught Joseph that ducks say "quack, quack." Much like "gobble, gobble" Joseph quickly took to making duck noises by saying "kwok, kwok."
According to Joseph, the following say “Kwok, Kwok”: Ducks, Pigeons, Big Bird, birds in the Costco parking lot, and Penguins.
Here is Joseph at Sea World after pointing and quacking through the ENTIRE penguin exhibit:
Non-turkey Animal Noise #2
We thought we had successfully taught Joseph that sheep say "Baa! Baa!" We soon realized that he thought we were saying "Ha! Ha!" so in our house sheep laugh: