Friday, December 5, 2008 (TAYLOR IS 3 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS OLD)

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How do you convert a 52″ TV screen into a 13″ TV screen?
Last week, I made Taylor a puppet theater out of an old box that we had lying around. She decided that it was a TV and then pretended to have a cooking show (“Cooking with Chef Pig”, which she saw on “Word World”). After doing that for awhile, she decided that she wanted to watch real TV through the pretend TV. How funny it was to see her viewing the large screen TV through her small screen box.

Taylor turned three and a half last month and Zach and I decided that it’s possibly our favorite age. The tantrums have gotten fewer and farther between and T.J. is such a pleasure to hang out with. She’s started making all sorts of different facial expressions and it lends her a certain maturity that’s beyond her years. Sometimes she frowns at me and I don’t think she realizes she’s doing it. I can see what I might be dealing with in 8-10 years. She’s also becoming an excellent mimic, so she imitates voices and expressions a lot. I often wonder where she comes up with some of the things she says. Whenever I ask her, she’ll say, “Sister told me that”. Even though she doesn’t mention her imaginary friend Candy much anymore, she still talks about Sister every once in awhile.
One of Taylor’s new expressions:

Detective Taylor is on the case:

C.R. came up for Thanksgiving last week and spent the weekend visiting. Taylor was SO excited to see her and so she channeled all of her enthusiasm into playing and hanging out with C.R. When T.J. woke up, her first question was if Grandma was awake. She was just bursting at the seams to see her and spend time with her. I remember being so excited as a kid when my grandparents came to visit, so I can imagine how Taylor feels when her grandma is in town. I used up the memory in my camera, so the only pictures I managed to get were a couple of Taylor riding on the merry-go-round at the Dickens Fair.
TJ, riding high on the elephant: