Friday, April 3, 2009 (TAYLOR IS 3 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS OLD)

Next month, Taylor is turning four (!?!) and I will probably silently weep at how quickly her childhood is racing by us. For now, though, we’re going to squeeze as much as we can out of the three’s.
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After a VERY rainy February, we were glad to see some sun in March and with the sun came bugs…LOTS of bugs. Taylor absolutely loves bugs and many hours are spent searching for bugs in the yard. I’m so glad that she’s not scared of them and she has a real curiosity about all the different types that she finds. There is one little problem, though. She catches about 1-2 bugs a day and then puts them in her little bug bungalow, but she becomes positively distraught when it’s time to let them go. I usually give her a warning when she catches them to tell her that she’ll have to release them before the day is over. When the time comes, she still cries and cries: “But I LOVE my buggy! Especially the baby one!!” She’s a good bug caretaker. Here’s Taylor with her bug bungalow:

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Awhile ago, we got a Wii and it has a WiiSports game that includes bowling, golf, baseball, boxing and tennis. We were playing it with Taylor in the comfort of our living room and she enjoyed it, so we thought we’d try out the REAL games. She already had a T-ball set, so she’s been playing T-ball for some time now. A few weeks ago, we took her out to a bowling alley to learn how to bowl and last month she played mini-golf. After that, Taylor kept saying she wanted to learn “mini-tennis”, so we took her down to the expert – Zuzu. My mom and Zach and I brought TJ to a tennis court and they taught her how to play. She was actually pretty good – she was hitting the balls fairly well and she spent about an hour out on the court. (Next year…Wimbledon!)
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Taylor on the carousel with Lesli:

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Next posting: Friday, May 1, 2009