Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Jace had his first visit to the dentist this morning.
He went along with Dad to warm him up to the idea of going.
But we have the BEST dentist and she offered to take a look at him right then and there.
The child LOVED it.

He let the hygienist clean his teeth for about 15 minutes and then even received a fluoride treatment!
Notice his security blankie basketball next to him?
Weird child!
We love our weird, basketball-addicted, clean-teethed boy!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Chairs

We got new chairs over Christmas for our living room.
I LOVE them and love that this room is finally functional!
Still lot's to do on the walls, decorating, etc, but the big purchases are all done!
Or so Greg thinks :)

Yes that is my little guy in the background wearing his swimming trunks.
That's how we roll during the dead of winter at our house :)
I will be heading to La Porte tomorrow to co-host a baby shower for my dear sis-in-law, Megan.
Looking forward to showering her and her baby boy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to my one and only!
Thankful for you today!!

Woke up early this morning (now that's love, baby. this mama values her sleep these days!) and made my Valentine(s) a heart-themed breakfast.

So it's not super obvious that the egg is in a heart-shape but I assure you, it was!

Lucky this morning to have not one, not two, but THREE special Valentine's!
We play our school's rivals tonight for a big, home game, re-match so as expected, Coach was... let's say... in another world :)
Happy Valentine's Day, GT. Can't imagine this crazy life without you!

Friday, February 10, 2012

For Love of the Game

A few funny basketball Jace-isms lately...

Jace: "Dad, I'm sure glad the Wildcats won tonight!"
Greg: "Me too, buddy. Me too."
Jace: "Yeah, they played tough. They played gooooood defense!"
Jace is extremely competitive.
Either that or just is extremely spoiled and used to getting his way.
I'm guessing the latter.
When we play basketball he wants me to give the play-by-play.
Example- "Jace Tonagel dribbles up the court. He shoots... ahh and misses. He gets his own rebound and puts it up again and he... SCORES!"
If Greg or I steal the ball and score he throws quite the tizzy and usually says something like this...
"Mom, Dad, I don't like the Wildcats! I hope they lose!"
Greg took Jace recruiting. When he walked in the door that night, he exclaimed-
"Mom, Mom! I had fun 'cuiting with Daddy! It's my favorite thing to do in the whole wide world. Yeah, I love 'cuiting!"
Most kids learn to potty train with the help of M & M's.
Ours is being potty trained with bribes of basketball games and threats of taking away his precious basketball.

Happy Friday to ya!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cabin Feva!

I was ready for spring when December 26th rolled around this year.
Never in my life have I been so ready for the outdoors (even during this mild winter)!
I've been doing my darndest to keep the boys active, busy, and ready to take naps when 1 pm rolls around!
Trust me, it's best for all of us!
Here's what we've been up to lately...
Lot's of trips to the YMCA. AMAZING place for families.
We swim, play ball, take lessons in various sports, exercise, and the best part--child care!
Great things for adults and kiddos.
When we're home, we try and be creative (and creativity is NOT this mama's specialty)!
We've done art projects, cooked, played lots of basketball games in the basement, been creative with cardboard boxes, had car races, went "diving" off the bed into a pool of pillows and much more!
I'm tired just thinking about it!
These boys have ENDLESS amounts of energy.
Wish I did!
SO here is Jace enjoying some homemade oatmeal cookies.
They were A-MAZING.
Especially with some cold milk for dipping.
A cookie isn't really a cookie when it has oatmeal in it, right?
Sounds like a healthy snack to me!
Greg gave the boys haircuts.
This little guy looks not-so-little anymore :(
But oh-so-cute! :)
Jace has been my helper-boy in the kitchen.
*Side note--notice the fabric hanging in the kitchen window?
Planning on having roman shades made for my two kitchen windows!
You like?
Do we ever wear clothes in our house?
If you are 3 and under and look this cute in your little boxer briefs, then the answer is no.
If you are chubby and preggo, then yes, clothing is required at all times!
We made Valentine's Day cookies!
And the boys enjoyed decorating them.
Or in Will's case, pretended to decorate his cookie, meanwhile, eating the icing right out of the bowl!
Don't blame him though.
That homemade butter cream frosting is money!
Final product!
Pretty and delish!
Do we ever eat anything healthy you ask? Occasionally, we will squeeze in a few fruits and vegetables! :)

I bought this at our local thrift store.
I lightly sanded it (didn't need much) and painted it a very light pink (Sherwin Williams, rosy outlook courtesy of my sista, Jill!).
I plan to girly-up the nursery once I have a little more free time on my hands (aka when I get my husband back)!
You can't see it well in the picture, but this little cutie has glass door knobs.
It was a steal if I do say so myself!
I will post AFTER pictures soon!
I'm off to enjoy an evening with my hubby!

Enjoy the rest of the week!