PALO ALTO, Calif. (CNN/KGO) -- If ever there was a six month check up at the doctor that will make you smile, this is it. Remember the conjoined twins who underwent surgery last year at Lucile Packard Hospital in California? They are happy and healthy separate little girls now.
Angelica and Angelina dressed up for their hospital play date and why not? Having fun together but separately was once unthinkable. Their aunt Marites Sabuco says, "They are so active and they have their own dreams, we were watching American Idol. They said, I want to be the next American Idol."
Surgeons at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital are the real starts. In November they performed a ten hour operation to separate the conjoined twins. Nearly six months later their development is right on schedule but if you notice, Angelica is left handed and Angelina is right handed. Lead surgeon Gary Hartman says, "Actually that's a fact I didn't know but you could think that would make sense if they were facing each other."
Their personalities since the surgery haven't changed. Angelica is more outgoing and Angelina is more reserved. Their uncle Roger Agcanas says, "Angelica is the one that makes her sister smile by pressing her lips together...smack."
The girls will celebrate their third birthday in August and the family says its wishes have already come true.
The Sabuco's call Angelina "Icah" and Angelina "Inah"; good stage names if they ever become singers. But their futures might just honor the professionals who changed their lives. Their mother Ginady says, "What do you want to be when you grow up baby? She wants to be a doctor and Inah is a nurse."
The laughter comes easy now that anything is possible.