Ben McKenzie is one proud papa.
“Her name is Frances, after my mother,” says McKenzie, 38. “I love that name. We call her Frankie. She’s 7 months old, and the cutest thing in the world.”
Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter.
Connick says his daughters were around 6 months old when they started interacting with him, asking McKenzie if Frankie has hit that milestone yet.
“Yes, yes, she recognizes us, and now she plays this little game,” McKenzie replies. “I pretend I’m a gorilla, ‘Ooo, ooo, ooo,’ and she sort of hides into her mother. It’s really cute.”
“I do that with my bass player,” Connick jokes.
“They’re basically — they wake up my lady to get her to feed the baby — but between times when the baby can be cranky and fussy, they’re on it,” he said.
— Jen Juneau