Noelle couldn't even stand still!

During Danae’s graduation, Noelle got inspired and excited to go to school! She said she wanted get up on stage and have her own graduation (a word she can’t pronounce hehe). She’ll be entering Nursery at Kidvantage Learning Center in June.

She wrote her name on her youth camp ID. 🙂

She has a long way to go, but she can write her own name already and can write OSO (Disney Jr.) though her S faces the other way. She knows some letters, knows all her colors, can really count (not just rote) up to 10 or even to 15. I’m hoping we can make progress this May, so she can be ready to read before classes start. She can certainly speak as if she can already read. Any one who has had a conversation with her can attest to that.

Nonetheless, she just turned 3 last January. 🙂

She can’t seem to say “I am.” She says “I’M am.”

She saw Danae wearing something on her head and said “You look like a nuM, ate.”

She says “I can’t breaVe!” when we tickle her.

When she thinks something’s good for you, she’ll say “It’s healFy.”

I thought at first “elieN” was the alien E.T. I eventually figured out she means Elliot, the little boy in E.T. Earlier while talking about “elien” again, she said, “earth, sky, OUT OF space” haha.

She reverses words like “high sky” (movie), “beef corn” and “load down.”

When we use my mom’s Crosswind, the girls and their friends/cousins love to stay at the back. One time when we went to the mall with their friends, I asked the older kids to help Noelle get on and get down. A week later in the same vehicle, with just my girls at the back, I was surprised to hear her say my words “The little girl needs some he-elp!”

She’s getting good at speaking Tagalog these days. She talks to our manang (helper) and tells her “gusto ko tubig,” (I want water) or “chaka…,” (also…) or “teka!” (wait!). Haha. So cute.

At youth camp, she came out from our bedroom to hand their Ate Nicole a bottle of Gatorade. The next morning, she handed Tito Francis and Tita Belle a cupcake each. All without anybody’s prompting. She’s really sweet and thoughtful.

She can be bossy, moody, and she cries like an about-to-be-slaughtered piglet, but she is a blessing. She makes us snicker or break out into loud laughter by a facial expression, gesture or a quip. Our family is incomplete without her.

Published by Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊

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