Daughter number 2 turned 2, two weeks ago!
Did you know that Noelle is techie? She knows how to use an ipod touch and an ipad. When she sees that round thing spinning, she says “loading pa.” When she can’t turn it on, or it suddenly dies on her, she says “low batt” or “not working” and “charge!” She knows how to turn it on and off, how to look for her videos and games, adjust the volume on her own. She takes after her dad when it comes to these things — her and her big sis.
Noelle loves “Toyee 2” (Toy Story 3). She used to watch it everyday, and would enjoy it like it’s a new movie! She laughs at the same things and reenacts the same scenes and dialogues. It’s pretty funny. She says “what the….heck!” (sorry, it stuck na even though we tell her to stop saying it), and has added her own versions of “what the….woody?” or “what the….buzz?” in a way that she lifts her head and shakes it, as she says the last word in a high-pitched voice. She copies the dinosaur’s “yoar!” (roar) and calls the pig “porpop” (dr. porkchop). She copies Jessie’s “ya..hee…hoo” (yodel-ay-heehoo) with some difficulty but with such absolute cuteness.
Noelle likes to copy what her sister says and does. One time, Danae was walking around like a model with my mom’s heels, and Noelle decided to walk behind her, swaying like a model (or in her case, like an action star haha) with one hand on her waist. But her pose, she does it all on her own. She leans her body one way, sort of tilts her head, and pouts her lips to what we call “nguso.”
Like I said before, Noelle can speak Tagalog. It even surprised her friend, Kuya Joax one time when she said “wag….dito” (not here). She says “mern or morn pa” (meron or more pa – there’s more), “tatot ato” (takot ako – i’m scared), “Digaw (the dog)…patok” (Digaw pasok – Digaw inside), “sama ato” (sama ako – i’ll go with you), although she mostly says them to our manang here. When she pretends to leave, with bag and after a flying kiss goodbye or a hug and a kiss, she goes to the door, says “butas deyt….manang” (bukas gate – open the gate).
Obviously she still can’t pronounce the letter C or K. When she has an owie, she tells me to “tiss” it. When she wants to pose and make funny faces for the camera or even a pretend-camera, she says “wati, wati!” (wacky) haha. She says “wata eh eh” when she wants to dance to or she hears the Waka Waka.
She’s a pretty good performer. She loves to sing and dance, and even does so in her own head. Observe her and you’ll notice that she sings and dances to herself, or play her own game of pretend. I even caught her dancing in front of a mirror one time. She likes to dance ballet and lift her leg up haha. She can follow dance steps too, whether from a video or from watching us, remembering which part of the song to do a certain step, without coaching. Quite amazing and amusing. I guess there’ll come a time all four of us will be dancing on stage together. Wow!
King and I notice that Danae has always been the witty kind of funny, not really intending to be funny but just is with what comes out of her brain and mouth. Noelle is the slapstick kind, who laughs a lot and often seems to want people to laugh at the things she does. Her movements, facial expressions, and her personality are just naturally funny too. They’re both very smart, but wonderfully different. We’re so blessed with our 2 girls.
Noelle, you are one of a kind. You can definitely hold your own. We love you and we are proud of you. Our family would not be complete without you. You are truly a bundle of joy and a ball of energy, just like your big sister. Thank you for making us smile and laugh all the time! 🙂