Tuesday, October 20, 2009

She thinks my tractors sexy!

We had a fun weekend relaxing and visiting with family.  We try and take a trip to Greg's hometown each year before basketball season really gets underway and ALL of our weekends are booked with ball games.  We always enjoy our weekend getaways and the Tonagels' house is such a homey place to spend time on a nice fall weekend.  Jace played with his Nana and Papa (Papa is recovering from back surgery and could only lift up to 8 lbs. per doctor's orders so no cuddling for Papa Hughie), got roughed up by cousins Charlie and Sawyer, and ran at the sight of his Uncle Ben (still hasn't warmed up to him quite yet--Sorry Ben, don't take it personal.  They do call you "Big Ben for a reason, right?).  Anyway, here are some pictures from last week and the weekend.  

Jace's new favorite pastime--reading!  Up until a couple of weeks ago, Jace wanted nothing to do with books and now it's all he wants to do!  Dad, you will be happy to hear that the book most commonly brought to us to read is the one and only "Mother Goose".  
Eww.  Yuck.  Gross.  Blah.  
But there's a cute face underneath all that grossness.  
It was one of those nights where he went directly from the high chair to the tub (moms, you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about).  I love when he's all clean and in his jammies!

Wrestling with Dad before bed.  Get him Jace!
Smile for Mommy.  No, not like that.  
Like that :)
Here is Nana Tonagel enjoying a little piece of heaven on earth... surrounded by 3 of her grandsons.  
Greg gave all the Tonagel munchkins tractor rides.  How come I didn't get one?  My prego physique probably would have broken the dang thing.  And Greg, you are looking mighty cute on that tractor.  I love my country boy!
   On the way home we headed to Syracuse, IN to visit the newest addition to the Tonagel clan--baby boy Brooks.  He was born on October 14th to Greg's bro Ben and wife Amanda.  You can read the accounts of her labor and delivery experience by visiting her blog.  He is SO teeny tiny and adorable.  It got me excited to have a newborn again!

We are heading to Chicago for the weekend for a scrimmage verses Northwestern University of the Big Ten Conference.  Should be fun!  I am spending my first full night away from my baby. A little sad.  A little nervous.  But a lot excited!  That's all the news I have for now friends.  Summer came back for the day and we are enjoying the outdoorsy weather!


Christy and Drew said...

Sounds like fun! Let us know if you have time while you are in Chicago. We would love to see you guys!

amandatonagel said...

Thanks for the shout-out. Have fun on your weekend away. Soak it up!
ps. I have already used my swaddling blankets and nursing cover up. Super cute! Thanks! Also, the bagels are gone! Yum!

Auntie Jill said...

miss miss miss him!

Simon and Rachel Henry said...

holy cow that was a BIG MESS!!! i hope you got your high chair clean again. :)