He tried to discourage you, but we are slaves to your laughter, so it wasn't long before we were laughing along with you, covered in rice cereal and butternut.

Today I think you said elephant.

(Well ok, so it sounded like fffffa, the same as woof and sometimes thank you; and ok, all the b words sound pretty much the same to an uneducated ear, but it's all about context, and the satisfaction on your face is clear when we correctly repeat what we think you're saying.)