Thursday, September 25, 2008

Here we all are at the St. Lawrence River, having a marvelous time, while mom practices driving while holding a child and having four other children in the boat. Daddy was just pretending to be there so I could act like I was by myself...for practice...hee, hee.
Here are a few of the gang balancing the raft in front of Ponemah. Daniel and Dan are there.
I just had to add this funny picture that some one took of me...thus is life at the River! I love washing my hair in it!!!
Here is Matthew and Mommy.
Mark and Jonathan were Brielle's biggest fans during our trip. They got to feel like they had a sister...all the boys did and they all enjoyed being with Brielle sooo much. And Dean of course!
Here are Jonathan and Mark and Brielle playing and pretending to sleep in the back yard!
Here we all are just before the BYU football game. Doesn't look like Brielle is used to us yet here...she did like us...really!
Yeah! Dan had an "in" because he is alumni and we got to go out on the field and see the team run out on the much fun! It was so loud and Matthew was soo tired and he cried during the national anthem, but then he actually did sleep for a good 45 minutes to an hour in Dan's arms!
Here is my dear cousin, Suzanne, who I hadn't seen for a long time! We had a great visit.
The boys enjoyed our 12 seat van and they all sat in the last row most of the trip because it was the only way they could all watch a movie on our dvd player at the same time!
I got to see my college roomate Jenny Mott and we ate at the creamery and went to Bean Museum!
This was so fun! We took the boys to the BYU football office and they got to see where their daddy used to practice! Daniel wanted to go out on the field and get an autograph and later found out the guys on the field were injured players!
Here we are at the real football practice! The boys got to see the new indoor practice gym and we got to watch them for a little while! So fun!
Chris and I eating taco salad!

Summer Vacation

Our Rueckert Family vacation began in July! We went to a fun pirate reenactment on the banks of the Susquehanna!
I want all my siblings to see that I actually got up on one ski, after 12 tries and my dear, dear sister in law, Keri Bryant, was the patient driver who cheered me on! I did this for my boys! I was so sore afterwards!
Grandma Rueckert having fun with her two grand sons: Oliver and Matthew.
Here's Matthew just enjoying being a part of it all. He's doing his best to keep up with all of his brothers.
Here are Matthew's brothers on the first day of school for Daniel and Jonathan!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

OK, so I'm posting a ton of pictures from April and May. So, I'm a little late, but better late than never! Here is a cute pic of Mark and Erik waiting in line at Disneyland back when Grandma and Grandpa Rueckert were visiting us! All the boys! Jonathan's chin has healed amazingly! He's doing a great job keeping his tongue IN his mouth! This pic is from this past April...I think.
Pinewood Derby! Yahoo! We're lovin' scoutin'.

Eventually I'll figure out how to post everything all at once rather than creating new posts all the time all on the same day...well..I just wanted to add a picture of Daniel and Jonathan at Daniel's Pine Wood Derby...cute brothers. And here are Mark and Erik in line for a ride at Disneyland back when Grandma and Grandpa Rueckert were visiting...ok, enjoy, blogging is fun!
Here...I've finally figured out how to type things above pictures!!! Let's see if it works...Here's Matthew! Here's Mark catching a frog on one of our hikes over spring break...back in April.
Here we are hiking and singing pioneer songs!!
Here we are at Mark's pre-school open house...Mark didn't want to take off the pirate patch for the picture...the theme was pirates...those great role models for kids...gotta love it.
Here we are with Erik on his side of the room, there were four sets of twins between the two rooms so the teachers had their open houses 1/2 hour apart to help out the parents of twins. Mark and Erik were the only twins who were the same gender.

Hiking was so fun and Mark caught frogs and Daniel and Jonathan caught tadpoles and Erik was so much fun just being a part of it all!

So, here are more pictures of baby Matthew. He is cutting his top two teeth now and he tends to scream very, very high pitched screams when he wants something...but it's getting better. Some days are better than others. He gets 'bonked' a lot too. I don't need to explain that one. Dan's mom even suggested we get a helmet for him to wear...sob, sob. A miracle is what we need to all survive! Enjoy more pics.

Hangin' in there with the 'blog'...

Hi All! I was reminded by dear sister Sarah that I need to put more pictures of Matthew, because no one knows what he looks like!!! And he's the cutest baby! We love and adore him so much! are some pictures of him. And I also want to add some pictures of the Father's and Sons' campout. Mark and Erik had such a blast with their flashlights. The highlight of the camp out was that they all got to go outside their tent and use the lights! Dan said that they said they had to go to the bathroom atleast five times just so they could go outside in the dark!! So, here's a funny picture Dan got of two lights...the larger light is Mark and the smaller light is Erik. So cute. Enjoy and I'll try to learn how to blog better when we go out to MD in a few weeks...I hope Amanda can help me do better with it all. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Visit from Grandma and Grandpa Rueckert and Amanda

We just had a spectacular visit from Grandma and Grandpa Rueckert and Aunt Amanda! We went to Disneyland and had a wonderful time. Unfortunately Mommy got sick and couldn't go with the family to Disneyland. But I'm better now and able to post this update. We love Grandma and Grandpa so much and Amanda. Here are some pictures from our fun time.

Monday, February 18, 2008


My professional blogging siblings have persuaded me through their beautiful blogs to join their world of blogging!

So, here we are! I hope to post at least one picture a week to keep every one updated and feeling like you are all a part of the fun boys' world that we are experiencing!

Daniel just had his first flag football game on Saturday and scored the one and only touchdown on the second play. Coach Dad is the official assistant coach for the team! The team lost, but we had an intense first flag football game experience. It just may be too intense for Coach Mom. Coach Mom is better with the basketball team experiences which we will start with Jonathan in a few weeks. Mark and Erik will start their first official swimming lessons in a few months.

Jonathan gave a wonderful talk in church yesterday and is overcoming his stage fright. He did an excellent job with Coach Mom's help! O.K., that's it for now. Hopefully there will be more in the future. Wish us luck in posting.