Friday, February 27, 2009

First tooth!

Jace had his first tooth pop through this past week.  This has caused him to be a little on the fussy side.  I am learning a lot about  patience... I can hardly believe all the changes that are going on with him.  Greg often asks me "so what did he learn today?" because he his truly changing everyday!  It's crazy how fast time is passing and in just 2 weeks Jace will be 6 months old!  Being a mom has been so much better than I ever could have imagined--I love it!  Jace is such a joy to be around and we feel so blessed that we are his parents!  

Greg and his ball team won our Conference Championship last Saturday!  Congrats to the Wildcats!  We are so proud of Greg and his dedication to his work.  It clenched our chances of an invitation to the NAIA National Tournament so we will be heading to Branson, MO next week.  This week we will continue to play in the Conference Tournament for a higher seeding in the National Tournament.  Go get 'em boys!

Click here to see a video of Jace having fun with his Daddy!  

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Funny Valentine

Here is Greg reading to Jace the book he gave me last Valentine's Day. We had just found out we were expecting and he bought a pregnancy book for me and a children's book for the baby. It was so fun being able to read it to our Jace this year!

We had a great Valentine's Day this year.  This was the first year I had not one, but TWO valentine's.  We had a ball game (of course)... nothing like a basketball game to get in the way of the romance in our marriage.  This particular day is important to win because if we fall short, there will be no date for us!  Why should I have to pay the consequences for our team losing?  Thankfully we won and were able to follow through with our dinner plans.  Grandma and Grandpa Tonagel babysat Jace while we enjoyed an evening out.  We went to Weber Bar and Grill in downtown Indianapolis with Jeff and Tiff Clark--we had so much fun!  And as if I wasn't already stuffed enough (my unbottoned pants were proof of this), we ordered the most delicious warm, chocolaty, fudgy cake with homemade hot fudge (which we were licking out of the bowl) and yummy vanilla ice cream.  Oh, how I do love Valentine's Day.  

Jace is doing great.  He is very active and becoming more mobile every day.  He is always grabbing and reaching for things.  He loves to watch us and copy what we do--it's pretty cute.  I am so thankful that I get to stay home and spend my days with him.  He is such a joy to us!

We only have 2 regular season games left, the conference tournament, followed by the national tournament. Wish us luck the rest of the season! 

Daddy and Jace love their "quiet time" together in the mornings.  Here is Greg reading Jace some Bible stories.  
As you can see, Jace is listening very closely.  Good boy Jace, good boy.  
Here is Jace with one of his favorite people, Aunt TT!  A big smile comes across his face whenever he sees her.  He loves her (and so do I)!
He is getting soo big.   I just can't believe how quickly he is growing.  I love seeing his personality coming out!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Home from the Ocean State

We just returned back from our wonderful trip to Rhode Island.  We had a blast!  It was a pretty relaxing, low-key, and much needed week for us!  My brother Ben was able to meet Jace for the first time, my sister Jill came up from NY for the weekend, Grandpa was able to spoil him with love, and Grandma spent 2 straight weeks with us!  In just 5 months Jace has traveled to southern California and all the way across to New England.  My mom spent a week in Marion with us and lent me an extra set of hands for our travels out to Newport.  We traveled home just the two of us and it went extremely smooth!  I was so thankful!  I kept playing over in my mind all the things that could have gone wrong but nothing did!  As for Newport, the weather was pretty cold so we kept Jace indoors for the most part.  I was there for an entire week and I hardly saw the ocean--shame on me!  Mostly we just visited, played cards, watched basketball, ate at the Quahog Company, laughed, slept in while Grandma played with Jace, listened to Wildcat basketball on the internet, enjoyed the most fabulous shrimp and scallop scampi EVER, oohed and aahed over Jace, and savored the moments we had with our family!  It was a very special week with people who are very special to me!

Happy Jace-boy.  
Here is Grandpa admiring his grandson.  Jace has started to love playing with his toys.

Wouldn't you just love to snuggle with him in this outfit?
Jace happy in Grandma's arms.

Our homecoming was pretty special too.  We hadn't seen Greg in seven days!!  I was so surprised at how happy Jace was to see him--he knew exactly who he was!  We visited with Greg for about a 1/2 hour before he had to head back into work.  We were playing St. Francis that evening.  Please God, help us to win our ball game so we can have a good night in the Tonagel household.  Thank you Lord for hearing our prayer!  We did win our ball game so Dad was in a good mood when we finally returned home.  We were extremely pooped from our long day and just happy to be together again!

We paid a visit to the doc yesterday and Jace checked out perfectly!  He weighs 19 1/2 pounds which is still the 95th percentile and is 26 1/2 inches long which is in the 75th percentile (Dad was not too happy about this).  The doc also said there was no reason to start Jace on food yet and that it wouldn't add any nutritional value to his diet.  I guess he will get to be a baby for a little while longer--yay!  

He had 2 shots yesterday--as you can see, he recovered pretty fast.
Isn't he growing up fast?  :(