|The End of Summer|
Well, that was quick. Ty turned a half on October 1 (that's six months for you and me). It's been about two months since the last update, so let's go! (remember: you can click on each picture for a full-size shot)
My first picture of the batch is a nice one to wrap up the summer with (or is that with which to wrap up the summer, huh?). For Ty, the end of summer means one thing: FOOTBALL!
Let me give you some of the latest Ty poop.
I know you've heard it before: Ty is the happiest, smilingest baby I've ever been around. He loves, well, almost everything. He loves to eat, sleep, play, poop... who doesn't. Ty even likes his baths, what's up with that?
Ty also loves to go out and meet new people. Felecia takes Ty shopping and he is always the center of attention.
Ty talks... a lot.
Ty is big... quite big. So he usually gets his way. When we went for Ty's 6-month checkup, Dr. K walked in the door, saw Ty, and said, "Oh my, look at the chunk!" Ty's sitting up like a champ now, but we keep a pillow donut around him, so he doesn't take a header.
Ty nicknames: Tyger, Tyler the smiler, Boy, Poindexter (just kidding)
Ty usually knocks down 5 bottles and two square meals a day. He gets a bottle every 3 hours or so, and he has oatmeal cereal for breakfast and rice cereal for dinner... along with a half jar or so of fruits and veggies.
On the subject of food, in the past two months Ty has started into solid food. Here's the proof:
Ty's gotten to meet pretty much the whole (motley) crew of friends and family by now.
|Aunt Cheryl is moving fom Wisconsin just to
spend more time with Ty...
well, that and the hot water and indoor plumbing too.
|Ty and cousin Autumn.
They look alike, don't they.
|Here Ty is bopping cousin Missi with an
uppercut to the chin...
because she bad-mouthed Ty's Dad.
|Here's Don Fenton telling Ty all about the
cellular phone business...
and how to properly mix vodka and baby formula.
We are so lucky to have Tom, Katie, Lillian and Max (their other kidlet) around to share baby stories (mostly poop-related) and whatever. So, here's Ty and his favorite cousin, Lillian:
|Baby swapping||Ty and Lillian... chillin'|
Don't forget to click on that picture for some full-size goodness.
Let me take a quick Ty break, for a second. I have to throw in these two pictures of Holly heading off to the Homecoming Dance (with some unworthy toadie). She is a knockout! Nice shots there, too, Felecia. I would've taken these pictures myself, but I was getting hammered at the Cub game with Moz, Mark and Elaine. (by the way, Cub win!)
Ty is also close with his older cousin Danny Walter. We went to Danny's 1-year birthday party in late August over at Jill and Jeff's. Here's Ty with Aunt Jill and then there's Danny with his Dad flinging him skyward.
Of course, Ty's main guy is his Mom. They do everything together and are so alike in their personalities... smiley, outgoing, and always talking... well, when they're not sleeping...
Love that smile... it's a wonderful life.