Will has toys...LOTS of toys. He plays with his toys all throughout the day. But what are two of his favorite things to do? Crawl into Mama and Daddy's bedroom and play with the door stop (he learned to close the door today) and crawl into the bathroom and turn the tub on and off (I guess he knows Mama likes to take baths). He is such a mess. And yes, he is wearing Santa pj's...but this may be the last night of them...they are getting too short!! :)
Will and I went on a lunch date today with Nana and Aunt Abigail. He was so good sitting in the high chair eating puffs while we ate. When we were finished eating, he sat with Nana and chewed her straw and ate some of her Zaxby's ice. He was pretty tired when we got home.
Last night I took dinner to Danny and Emily's house and Brad stayed home and played with Boo-boo. They played in the den, went in to the bathroom and turned the tub water on and off a few times, played in the living room, and even went outside to ride in the wagon for a little while. Will sure does love his daddy time!!
Saturday before Will went to Nana's house, he posed for some pictures in his overalls and hat. Daddy loves it when he wears overalls and his cool rugby hat!!
Saturday night we went to dinner with the Jarvis', the Johnsons, and the Nelsons. It was nice to be with them and enjoy some time together. The Nelsons left dinner and headed to the hospital to be with their new baby, Charlie. The Jarvis' and the Johnsons came to our house and we watched a movie. Ellen, Kasey, and I thought it was funny that all the guys, Brian, Stuart, and Brad sat together on the couch!! What a bunch of goofballs!!
Sunday afternoon we went to Meme and Poppy's house to celebrate Aunt Beth's 34th birthday. Cousin Kate was there, and boy, did they have fun. I went in Meme's room to change Will's diaper and clothes, and Kate came in for a wrestling match!! We soon learned she can dish it out, but she can't take it! Haha! Will is so lucky to have a cousin only 10 months older than he is!! It was a fun afternoon with family!!
I had to take some more recent pictures in to Kiddin' Around yesterday. Will is getting harder to pose...haha! His head got chopped off in a few, but they are still cute. These are some that they did not choose for his headshot! Enjoy!
Hi all! Please say a prayer for our friends, Danny and Emily Nelson. Emily was 27 weeks pregnant and went into premature labor last Friday. She gave birth to a 2lb 14 inch baby Charlie yesterday. Please pray for baby Charlie as well as mom and dad.
Will has been crawling since he was 5-months old. He has been pulling up on his own and standing since he was 5 1/2 months old. He has been trying to walk since then as well. He can fly around the house holding on to his lion. He can fly around the house and bump into all kinds of things in his walker. But can he walk by himself???
Almost...today Nana and I were sitting on my couch. She came to watch Will while I went to the foot doctor (By the way, the foot is healing, but is still broken...boot leg for at least 4 more weeks.) anyway, we were sitting there talking and B0o-boo was walking around the coffee table, playing with the remote, chasing Toby, etc. Then he came over to me and Nana and pulled up on Nana. Then he went around her leg while holding on, looked at me, let go and walked two steps and on the third step, he grabbed for the couch. Nana and I just stared at each other. This kid is going to be walking on his own very soon!!!
Meme took these two pictures when Will was at her house the other day. I thought they were very cute!! By the way, Happy 34th birthday Aunt Beth!!!
Daddy got a new vehicle today...a 2008 Jeep 4-door Rangler. He traded in the Altima...she was a good car, but the miles were running her down. Will and I enjoyed our time in the new Jeep today. It is going to be a fun car!!
Here is a picture Matt sent us last night of him, Jenn, Austin, Benjamin, and Cole. All babies are doing great and breathing on their own!! They are in the NICU since they were born at 34 weeks. Isn't it amazing how one day you are a party of 2 and then the next, party of 5!!! Wow!!
EVERYTHING!!!! Will is getting into everything these days!! He loves to crawl around and he wants to walk so badly that he will take his lion as many places as he can just so that he is standing and can see everything!!
On Tuesday Will and I were in his room and he found his container of puffs in his diaper bag. I didn't know he knew how to get them open, so I went on working in his closet while he chewed on the lid. Well, much to my surprise, he opened them, spilled them on the floor, and he was putting as many in his mouth as he could. What a nut!!
He loves to go in his bathroom and play. He also LOVES to stand next to the tub while his water is running. I guess he knows he is about to get in there and play.
Lastly, check out the diaper shot of him and his lion. Is that not the cutest little body you've ever seen?? What a doll!!
Sunday morning while I was finishing getting ready and packing Will's bag for church, Brad decided to read a book to Will. He really loves to read. Then when we got home from our lunch with our friends the Crissmans, Brad went to change Will's diaper, but instead decided Will should eat his lunch without clothes. He sat in his highchair and ate his Chicken noodle soup and bananas and then Brad gave him his bottle. He got a little upset when Brad took it out of his mouth for a minute. :)
Brad and I went Sunday afternoon to see Fireproof at the dollar theater. That was a wonderful movie...take your Kleenex!! It was made by the same people who did "Facing the Giants," one of our favorites. That one came out when Brad and I were having problems getting pregnant, and it really hit home with us...we still cry everytime we watch it...especially now that Brad is part of the "Daddy Team"...one of our favorite lines from the movie. Anyway, Fireproof was about a married couple and their struggles. It really made Brad and I realize we need to do more for each other and do things to strengthen our marriage each day. We both cried...as did most people in the room, and we recommend the movie. :)
So, you may be wondering why this blog is entitled "Fat and Happy." Well, I took Will to Wal-mart today to get a few things for a cake I have to make this week, and a lady in one of those motorized wheelchairs went flying past us and said, "well aren't you just a fat and happy little baby?" Will was sitting in his stroller when she said that...he just stared at her. Then she rode off laughing. Well, I guess this picture is fitting for what a fat and happy baby might look like...not too fat though...but majorly happy!!
So, I think I might know how I broke my foot. When I was younger, I had a bad habit of sleepwalking...and major talking in my sleep. When I was pregnant, I think it came back out in me...and I snored then, too...luckily that has gone away. Well, my mom mentioned that maybe I was sleepwalking and broke my foot. I didn't think much of it until I woke up last night...IN THE HALLWAY!!! Not to mention I was walking on my broken foot since I don't have to sleep in my boot. Now there's a story of how I broke my foot...sleepwalking!! :)
Will loves to take his baths!! I got him undressed in his room last night and put him down, and he crawled as fast as he could to his bathroom...he could hear the water running. And, thanks to Daddy's cousin, Kristen, Will has some more fun bath toys to play with!!!
The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition. But $160,140 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into: * $8,896.66 a year * $741.38 a month * $171.08 a week. * That's a mere $24.24 a day! * Just over a dollar an hour.
Still, you might think that the best financial advice is don't have children if you want to be "rich." Actually, it is just the opposite. What do you get for your $160,140? * Naming rights. First, middle, and last! * Giggles under the covers every night. * More love than your heart can hold. * Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs. * Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies. * A hand to hold, usually covered with jelly or chocolate. * A partner for blowing bubbles, flying kites. * Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day.
For $160,140, you never have to grow up. You get to: * finger-paint, * carve pumpkins, * play hide-and-seek, * catch lightning bugs, and * never stop believing in Santa Claus.
You have an excuse to: * keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh, * watching Saturday morning cartoons, * going to Disney movies, and * wishing upon stars. *
You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.
For $160,140, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get to be a hero just for: * retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof, * taking the training wheels off a bike, * removing a splinter, * filling a wading pool, * coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, * and coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream or pizza regardless.
You get a front row seat to history to witness the: * first step, * first word, * first date, and * first time behind the wheel.
You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree, and if you're lucky, in your obituary a long list of limbs called grandchildren and great grandchildren. You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match.
In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits. One day they, like you, will love without counting the cost. That is quite a deal for the price!!!!!!! Love and enjoy your children and grandchildren!!!
Will is no longer a vegetarian!! He got his first taste of meat today! With his lunch, I gave him 1/2 a jar of chicken. I mixed it in with his mixed veggies. At first he was not too sure about it, and he swished it around in his mouth a little bit, but as you can see, he had a smile on his face when he finished! I can't believe our little boy is growing up so fast! In less than 4 months, he will be 1-year-old. Wow...time flies when you're having fun!!
Hi! We are the Rucker family. Brad and Debi have been happily married for 11 years. On May 2nd of 2008, we added our precious son, William Ellis Rucker, to our happy home. We welcomed Daniel James into our family on September 9, 2010. These boys are the absolute most precious pieces of our lives. We also have a 11-year-old Pug named Toby. We have moved our family to the lake, and we love it! Please come back often and watch our family grow!