Monday, September 8, 2008

Long-Distance Twins

My sister Angie has a little girl who is older than Gabe by about four days, and when she and I were pregnant, we used to joke that we were having "long-distance twins" because we shared so many of the same peculiar quirks of pregnancy.For instance, I called her once to complain that I was having this obsessive craving for pie, and when she answered the phone, her mouth was full of pie. Weird, huh? It goes on. The two of them kicked around the same time, and both of them are insanely sweet. That alone is strange, as sweetness isn't a gene that's inherited from either Handyman or I.
Anyway, my sister just recently posted a funny video of baby Michelle (her baby) cooing and talking for the camera. Gabe, who was sitting on my lap, was so entranced, I had to take a video of him watching her. So, the voice you might hear in the background is my sister's voice coming over the internet via her video. No, not the gurgling, that's Michelle. My sister doesn't gurgle.

Does that make any sense? No? Well, Gabe's cute regardless of what's going on. Just watch.

13 comments:

Ellen said...

That was cool. He seems to have a lot of recognition and awareness of the video. Amazing! Did you call Charissa about the caterpillars?? I need them bad. Thanks!

Love You
Mom

Danielle said...

The video wouldn't play for me :( Gabe is getting so big, and he is adorable too :)

I couldn't believe it when this song started playing on your blog, because my older Sis and I love to sing this song to each other all the time (neither of us can carry a note even if it is a suitcase, but still we have fun lol!).

Danielle said...

Oh btw, I meant to say how adorable your niece is too :)Such a neat thing to have "long distance twins" like that :)

Bette Anne said...

That video was soo cute! ;) I love how Eli gets when he watches videos of babies! They seriously have their own language!

yoel said...

How adorable! I bet they have their own sophisticated cooing ESP, and have long, gurgly chats all the time :)

TuttleTime said...

OMG...MY CHEEKS HURT! I have this permanent smile on my face and people walking by my office are wondering what I'm laughing at. SOOOO cute....I can't wait for the twins to meet!!!! Michelle loves to watch TV and the computer screen, so it would be interesting how she would react to a video of baby Gaby. :)

Kit-bert: evil HR Director said...

awwwwwwwwwww....my niece and nephew are TOOOO cute!!! I love seeing video and pics of them! Baby Gabe is so expressive and he has the sweetest smile...he LOVES to smile. I just wanna squeeze him!! I already miss you guys! I can't wait to see you all around the holidays! Love you! xoxo

Flipfloppingmamma said...

Isn't technology wonderful?! Just think if you had to wait for the Pony Express to bring you that video....or letter. haha!

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

Thanks for the suggestion & sweet comment on the socks. I'll have to check out "Firefly" sometime. :)

Cute baby! That is pretty neat about the shared "symptoms" or "cravings" during your pregnancies. :)

Lin said...

He's gorgeous, I nearly felt a bit broody then!!

Diane said...

How adorable.

Renee said...

That was so cute!! We need more Gabe spam on here!!! :) It was funny watching Wade watching/smiling at Gabe, who was watching/smiling at his twin! :) Hope you have fun camping!

hakucho said...

Gabe is so cute and yes, sweet!! Don't you just want to bottle up all that cuteness to save for later??....yes when he becomes a teenager ;) Enjoy!!