The dog became know as "Doggie" and the blanket became "Gaga". Kayley couldn't say "blanket" and it sounded more like "gang-ka", which eventually morphed into "gaga" (and yes, there have been plenty of references to Lady Gaga whenever we explain to others that her blanket is known as "Gaga").
Anyway, they have been attached to these items for the last 3 1/2 years, taking them everywhere in the car and carrying them around the house and sleeping with them at night, although in the last few months or so they have been starting to detatch themselves somewhat. Like, they rarely go with us in the car anymore unless we're going somewhere overnight and they don't seem to care if they go to bed without them anymore. :(
Tomorrow is the first day of preschool and they are supposed to bring a favorite animal or doll for show-and-tell. Olivia is of course bringing Doggie but since Gaga isn't an animal or doll, Kayley is bringing her favorite stuffed animal, a tiger she named Sebastian.
Olivia getting Doggie, Easter '09
Kayley getting Doggie
The girls with Doggie and cousin Taylor
Olivia and Doggie today
Thumb-sucking, blanket-holding just like Linus