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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cousins and Best Friends

Catalina Isabel (my niece and Daniel's cousin) is Daniel's "best friend" at this point. Catalina is almost 2 years old and she absolutely LOVES baby Daniel (his name is "Baby" so far). Watching the two of them together is so much fun! Catalina can see our car driving up and will know that it's Baby's car (Aunt Audrey takes 2nd place to Baby). For the next half hour she will repeat the word "Baby" over and over. Daniel also LOVES Catalina. As soon as he sees her, he gets a big grin on his face and starts making happy noises. Sometimes they play laughing games. Daniel will laugh and then Catalina will laugh and they'll just go back and forth - it's so adorable! Catalina does, however, pose a small health risk for Daniel as she is constantly trying to pick him up or "play" with him. But Daniel has no worries (only mom worries) and he loves the attention he gets from her. They also like to get their diapers changed at the same time. In fact, the only way to get Catalina's diaper changed is to change Daniel's diaper too. And anything Daniel does, Catalina wants to do (this includes getting in the baby walker and putting on Daniel's onsies). She's also very good at being "quiet" when baby Daniel is nursing or sleeping. She puts her finger up to her mouth and says "shhh" but then immediately follows with a loud "baby!" :) I know we will all enjoy watching them grow up together. There's just nothing like best friends.

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