Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Steele

Our Little Steele turned 1 year old on Friday and he had a great day. We spent the morning at home then he went to the doctor and get a checkup and shots (lucky boy). He is a pretty small guy so far. He is 22 lbs 4 oz (43%) and 29 inches (26%). We have started to call him small fry lately because he is so small, but what he lacks in stature, he makes up for in determination.

 After the doctor, we went to the park for awhile and he has decided that climbing up slides is the best thing in the world. He could have stayed there all day and he did eventually make it all the way to the top. Determined kid.
 We then had a few friends over for dinner, cake, and ice cream. He was a little apprehensive about the cake at first, but in the end he loved it.

He has discovered that there is water in the toilet and he has decided his life's mission is to get into that water. If ever a bathroom door is left open he is off to it. As he is crawling in that direction he will start saying "No No" over and over. It is funny to watch. He can say a few words but we may be the only people who understand them:
Nana (banana)
No No
Na Na (Night Night (This sounds about the same as No No)
He has decided that he is all about yucky things. I am constantly pulling him out of the garbage can, the toilet, pulling dirty things out of his mouth (including someone's used bandaid he found outside-yuck). He loves to be outside putting leaves or rocks or dirt in his mouth. He loves to climb although luckily he is too short to get anywhere too high.
He hasn't started walking yet but I think it is only for lack of trying. He can stand for about a full minute without holding on to anything and can bend down and pick something up that he dropped. He loves balls and is actually better at throwing them then Ember is (sad, I know, she throws like a girl-and not a very athletic one). We love our little boy and are so lucky to have him. Happy birthday Steele.