Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

2013 has been a good year for our family. We started out the year with Daniel getting tubes put in his ears and his adenoids removed. This has done wonders for him!! He also started at big boy school this August! He LOVES his school. We are proud of all he is learning!
 Will started attending school with Mama this year as a big Kindergarten boy. To say he loves his class and teachers would be an understatement. He is excited each day to see what he is going to do and learn that is new! Meme comes on Thursdays and volunteers, and he absolutely loves that. We are so thankful for the wonderful examples he has in Mrs. Gosman and Mrs. Statham, and we are grateful for the love they have for our son!
Brad and I also celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary this year! Ten years sure did go by fast! We have been very blessed in those ten years with our jobs, our home, and our precious children! We can't wait to see what 2014 holds for us!!

Merry Christmas!

 The Rucker Family had a wonderful Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve at Meme and Poppi's house, Christmas morning at Nana and Granddad's house, and Christmas afternoon/night at our house having our family Christmas. On Christmas Eve, we went and saw Santa. The boys were able to tell him what they wanted this year, and thankfully, he did not disappoint!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Welcome to the world, Beau!!!

On Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:49p.m., our family welcomed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, 22 inches long Samuel "Beau" Bazzell. We are so thankful that he came into this world, and that he and his Mama are both healthy!!! Have you ever seen a sweeter face? I just love my little nephew!!!
 Abigail was SO glad that he was out!

Welcome to the world, Beau, and to this crazy family who loves you so!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I just love them!!

Meme was so nice yesterday to offer to keep the kids for me. I have been sick since last week, and she let them come stay the night and then she took them to school today. I have been able to stay home and get some much needed rest! She sent me this picture of Daniel last night at 9:30...he was still up playing Legos. She had lunch with Will today and sent me this. Too cute! Will was also on PINK today...that is the highest color you can get on the behavior chart! He's never done that before! We are so proud of him!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Feasting Time

Daniel had his feast at school today. Meme was able to go and be with him during this fun time. She sent me these pictures. So cute!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Computer Time

Daniel's teachers sent me this picture yesterday. He was practicing typing his name on the computer! Too cute!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Daniel at School

Daniel's teachers sent me these cute pictures of him last night. The first one is of him sleeping during nap time. The second was yesterday when they were talking about how to make ice melt faster. Daniel is seen here playing with the ice and trying to pick it up. His teacher said that he kept saying, "It's cold, it's cold!!!"

Friday, November 1, 2013

Trick or Treat 2013

Earning his belt

Will is in Karate right now. On Wednesday, he was able to test for his white belt. He earned it at the end of class. He was so proud of himself. The instructor makes a big deal about them receiving their belts. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

5:30 am is WAY too early!!!

After I got the boys up the other day, they both slowly crept into the kitchen and laid down. They did NOT want to get up!!!

Ring around the rosey

Daniel's teachers sent me this cute picture of my sweet boy. They said he kept spinning around the pole and then said he sure was dizzy! Ha!

Daniel's Party

Daniel had his Halloween Parade of Costumes today and his Halloween party at school. Nana went and took some pictures. He couldn't wear his whole costume because he can't have weapons or anything on their face...and his TMNT outfit has both! Isn't he cute?

Daniel was very excited that his Nana helped him make his goldfish butterfly!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Being Silly

I don't know why we buys this boys toys! His favorite thing to play with lately??? A plastic container and some cookie cutters!

My Thursday Night Bed Buddy

Daniel sleeps with me at Nana and Granddad's house on Thursday nights. He's always so funny before he falls asleep!

Pumpkin Time

We carved our pumpkin last night. Neither one of the boys wanted to touch the inside! They kept using spoons. Daniel kept saying "There's cheese in there!!"


I had to sign an incident report at Daniel's school. I was just happy he was okay, and that it wasn't him that did the crime! He kept telling me "Those (Child's Name) teef on my arm!!" It was so pitiful!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My Funny Boys

I was looking through my phone and found some pictures that I hadn't posted. This first picture of Daniel was taken at about 11pm the night before his birthday party. I had been up working on his cake, and he was SO wound up running around the house singing "Happy Birthday to ME!!!" Then he ran in my bedroom and got some pillows off my bed and brought them in the kitchen to rest. Ha! Little booger!
 I found this "selfie" of Will...not sure if he meant to take it or not, but he had been playing with my phone in the car, and this is what came of it! 
 Daniel is my bed buddy most Thursday nights at Nana and Granddad's house. Too cute!
 Both boys are really into Ninja Turtles lately. Here is Will swinging his nunchuks!
 Will is LOVING Kindergarten!! He especially loves his teacher! He drew a picture of her the other day on the back porch. Don't you just love her nice round shoes? :-)