Thursday, January 31, 2008

What a face!

If you did not know the Steele's finally purchesed a new camera. Therefore, I am a little camera happy these days! The camera has not left my side since we got it! You just never know when you might have a kodak moment, and with a face like Ty's there are a lot of kodak moments. You can never take too many pictures. Enjoy looking at our little baseball boy. Ty looks perfect in his baseball themed room.



We miss you!

Mark, Lauren, and Madison left this Morning for New Mexico! We were so happy that they got to stay with us last night. We got everything out of their house yesterday, at least I hope we did! We ate pizza last night and stayed up late talking. We will miss them so much. Lauren said no tears this morning, so we were strong! That's a first! The good news is we will be heading there for Spring Break. A family Vacation to New Mexico. I hope there is snow, so Ty can play in it!
The Vaught's will be missed. We loved having them so close to us. Thanks for everything Mark and Lauren. We will miss you tons!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A child is a blessing from above


I am worn out with all the pictures! Enough!

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalms 139: 13-14

A friend shared this verse with me while I was pregnant with Tyler, and it means so much more to me now that he is here. Tyler Justin Steele truly is a blessing from above.

Morning routine broken

Ty is exploring his truck spoon

I decided to give Ty some oatmeal this morning before giving him his milk. I think my boy knew that mommy messed up! Every morning we go and get the bottle and go sit in the living room and watch the Today Show. I will admit I have become a huge fan. However, this morning I put Tyler in his high chair and I think he was a little confused because he started whimpering. I loved it because he knows our morning routine. And all of you know what a schedule and routine Nazi I am when it comes to Ty.

Once Ty saw his bottle and a bowl and a spoon he became a happy camper once again. I am sure he will begin to like this new morning routine. He also slept really well during his morning nap, too! He must have had a full belly, or it could have been the morning story time that we started this morning before nap time. Ty loved trying to grab the book and put it in his mouth. I love reading stories to him.

At 11:30 Ty had some peaches for the first time. Yummy! He really liked the peaches, well to be honest I don't think there has been a solid food that Ty has not liked! That's our boy! Tonight for dinner he will be served green beans! Oh, the joys of soild food.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Daddy's hands

Beautiful hands! There is nothing more precious than the love between a Father and son.

Ty's New High Chair

Where are my peas?
I am still waiting for some food!
Thank you for coming to me this weekend Nana and Papa. I love y'all.

What a great weekend the Steele family had. Ryan's parents (Nana and Papa) came in to town on Saturday. They also brought Ty his first high chair. He was very excited about sitting up high. I think he was getting tired of the bumpo. We had a great visit with Roy and linda. They even went to go look at some houses with us. No! We are not moving. We are just looking to see what is out there. We looked at some homes on the north side. Ryan and I thought it would be fun to buy an older home and fix it up. I grew up on the north side and have some wonderful memories from that neighborhood. The one we looked at would need to be gutted and re-done! After looking at some of the homes, I decided that I am a Jim Vaughn home girl! So, last night I told Ryan that we could purchase an older Vaughn home and re-do it! At least it would have all the class that our current home does. Ryan and I also got to go out on a date on Saturday which is always nice to do. Sunday was a beautiful day out side! At last! We went to church on Sunday morning, and I love going to because it is right in the middle of Ty's nap so he always falls asleep in my arms. I love looking at Ty when he naps. What a beautiful boy! After Ty woke up from his afternoon nap we went for a long walk around the neighborhood with Lauren and Madison! Ty loves taking walks in his stroller. Ryan was on the Frisbee golf course trying to get some last minute games in before Mark,Lauren, and Madison move this Thursday! We also had them over for dinner last night. We are trying to spend as much time with them as possible. It will be hard to say good-bye to them. What a blessing they have been to us! Over all it was a great weekend with family and friends. I love weekends like that! I promise to write more this week. I have had several complaints that I was not updating fast enough!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

6 months old!

I am not sure if I like sitting up.
Hmmm... I think I might like sitting up.
I am 6 months old today! I love playing in the morning.
Look at what I can do Daddy!

Tyler turned 6 months old yesterday! He is starting to sit up (sort of). I will admit that I got a little weepy when he sat up for the first time with out me holding him up. My baby boy is just growing up so fast.
He is still a joy. He laughs and smiles all the time. I love when he gives us a big smile and we can see his two bottom teeth. He loves exploring new things every day. This week the dogs have been his favorite toy. He loves to pull their ears. Abbie and Cooper love giving Ty BIG wet kisses, and Ty smiles so big with all those wet kisses. I am very lucky and blessed to be able to stay home with him every day. I would not want to miss all the wonderful things that he does, and he is always doing something wonderful!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Boy's Night!

Big Thumbs up for a night with out Mom!

Ryan and Ty had a night with out Mom last night! Ryan said he laughed and smiled the whole time I was gone. I guess he was thrilled to finally have some time with Ryan and get me out of the house. I had a Junior League meeting to go to! I am going on three years with JL! I really love it! I have met some wonderful women. I have finally worked my way up and I am a chair person for our In League fundraiser. I am a chair along with another one of my friends for the Junior Leagues big (dance) fundraiser benefiting the Children's Advocacy Center of Bell county. It is a wonderful organization and I enjoy meeting with them weekly to put this event together. Ryan says this is the best committee for me to chair because I love planning and throwing parties! He is right! I have loved it. It is a lot of work finding a band, caterers, and the list goes on. The event is March 8, 2008! I already have a baby-sitter for the week of the event! Ty's Ghee will be in town (That is my Mom). Ty has attended a lot of afternoon meetings with me, too! He sits in his car seat and plays with his toys the whole time. All of the women are amazed at what a good baby he is! We truly are blessed! I say that a lot, but it is true. I do miss not being home at night because I love getting little man ready for bed. Ryan does a great job too, He smelled so good when I got him out of bed this morning. I have another meeting tonight so they are with out Mom once again! I hope I will be home in time for Ty's bath.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How I love this face!

This little face brings so much joy to my life! Who could not love those blue eyes and those long eyelashes?!?! He got those features from his daddy!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Best Friends

Tyler and Madison have become very close friends in such a short time. Maybe one day they will even be boyfriend and girlfriend! That is what Lauren and I would like. It is a good thing he did not bite her with his two brand new bottom teeth.

We had a great day yesterday. Ryan went to New Mexico with Mark to help him move some of their stuff. Yes! Mark and Lauren are moving. We will miss having them down the street from us. So, I spent the day with Ty and yes I made sure that he watched some football. Ryan called and told me that he needed to watch the games. Last night we had a slumber party with Lauren and Madison. However, Ty did not get to stay up late talking like me and Lauren did! Today has been a nice relaxing day at home. It is cold and wet outside so we are staying in waiting for Ryan to get home. A great day for naps! Ty enjoyed doing just that!

Entering the blog world

The Steele family is now joining the rest of the world and starting a blog! Many thanks to Lauren for encouraging me. Tyler (Ty) does so many new and cute things everyday that I decided to start writing about them. This is the best way to capture all the wonderful memories that we create daily with our newest member of the family! Well, I guess Ty is not that new he will be six months on Saturday! It is amazing how fast they grow! As you can see from the picture he is staring to eat real food! He is on to bananas, sweet potatoes, and carrots! He will be trying peas for the first time tonight. He may not be the cleanest eater but so far there is nothing that he wont eat! He seems to like it all.