For a couple weeks I was trying to figure out if Jayden knew the difference between the cats. I thought he was saying Lilly, but I wasn't sure.
Then one morning he got up very early and we brought him into bed with us. We got all settled into bed and we thought he was going back to sleep.
I heard one the cats come in the room and then Jayden all off a sudden stands up in the bed and yells, "Lilly!" "Lilly!" and then makes the same noise with his mouth that we do when we call the cats.
I died laughing.
It was 3 in the morning and we could not stop laughing.
We eventually fell back asleep for a couple more hours and then in the morning I was talking to Adam about how I wondered if he really knew the difference between the cats. Lilly isn't even the cat we call the most. We definitely say Brinkley more often. Jayden then walked right up to Lilly and put his face in hers and said "Lilly" again. Brinkley came in the room and I asked Jayden who that was and he said "Brinkley" and walked up to him. What?! I couldn't believe it.
Of course he doesn't say the words perfectly, but it's clear which one is which.
And since then a few times Jayden has bent over and called "Lilly!" while looking under the tree because she is under there so often. The fact that he uses the same noise we do when he calls them just kills me. It's so cute.
Poor Layla is left out. We don't call her name very often. She is older so she sleeps more and doesn't get into trouble. She sleeps on the bed a lot and Jayden always knows where to go to find her though.