We have officially entered the “copycat phase.” I never knew that babies were capable of deliberate imitation so young, but then again, before I had Annabelle I just kind of assumed that babies were little “blobs” that laid around wherever you put them (adorable little blobs of course!) So everyday is a learning experience for me!
Annabelle has decided that Lilu is her inspiration in life right now. She might say “da-da da-da da-da” all day long, but it’s Lilu that she wants to be like. If Lilu is chewing her food a little too loudly, Annabelle will chime in smacking her lips with gusto. Wherever Lilu is or whatever she is doing, that is where Annabelle wants to be.
They’ve also developed a secret language which only involves shrieking. At decibels not meant for adult ears. On multiple occasions throughout the day, an ear-splitting call and repeat ensues that sounds like a school of whales. It’s both incredibly cute and mind-numbing at the same time.
Lilu has a very specific “dance” she’s done since birth– especially while riding in the car. She tosses her head back and forth, hair flying, for the duration of every trip. Before Annabelle was born, I joked that we would soon have two kids in the backseat going nuts. And of course…
Nothing makes me happier than seeing the girls bonding in a way that only sisters can. I worried about the five year difference between them, but it has become apparent that love transcends age. And that there will never be a dull (or quiet) moment in the Rodriguez household!