Friday, December 31, 2010

Good Bye 2010....Hello 2011

Top 10 Memories of 2010

1. Waylon being born! DUH

2. My baby showers and all the love and support we felt from our family and friends!

3. Our anniversary and Thanksgiving trip to San Diego.

4.  The first time Waylon rolled over. 

5.  Being in Tahoe for Donelle and Jake's wedding.

6. Waylon's first Christmas morning and opening presents with my boys.
7. Waylon's baby dedication. (and him raising his hand at church when Pastor Tim asked who prayed the prayer to invite Jesus in their heart)

8.  Laying on the floor in the afternoons with our little family and dancing with my precious Mini Man.
9.   Waylon meeting my Grandpa before he passed away!
10.  Visiting family is Arizona.

What I am most looking forward to in 2011

1.  Waylon's first birthday party!
2.  My girl's trip at the end of March with all my favorite ladies!
3.  Hearing Waylon say "Mama"...finally!
4.  Watching Waylon walk, grow, learn, and love!
5.  Taking Waylon to see his first Dodger's game.
6.  Continuing to fall even more in love with my fabulous Hubby.
7.  Growing closer with God!
8.  Mini Man Apparel building and creating awesome outfits for all the Mini Men and Little Ladies of the world.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Thank you Jesus....for all you have done for me and my family and all you have planned for us in 2011.  We love you so much Lord and are so undeserving of all the gifts you have given us!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas and Life

How do I even start?  Life has been crazy, fun, and better than  ever!  I have had the past week off from work and have been enjoying all the festivities of Christmas, seeing family and friends, but mostly just being with my Mini Man.  Even still, after being back from at work since August....I have extremely tough mornings of leaving Waylon and have guilt about working.  Yeah, I know, you do what you have to do...but, I just wish life could be like this some times.  Enjoying all day with the Mini Man, laughing, learning and loving with him.  I have said it plenty of times.. I LOVE MY is so rewarding and so much fun.  But, being Mrs. Pearce doesn't have a thing on being Mommy!  I am just trying to remember how lucky I am to have the job that I have, awesome family to watch the Mini Man, and all this awesome vacation time I do get for some extra snuggles and kisses.  I really am blessed.

So, other than that...My mom and I have been spending a lot of time working and creating new treats for our new clothing company, Mini Man Apparel!  (Obviously, inspired by our very own Mini Man!)  We have had a ton of support and a very successful Christmas season!  Now on to Valentine's Day!  It is so much fun to be able to work with my mom.  Plus, it allows me to tap into my creative side and do a little something for myself.  It feels good to be designing something that we love so much and accomplishing another one of my goals....a clothing line for babies!   Here is a little peak at what we have been creating!


Yes...I do have the world's cutest models!!

 It is amazing just how much having a baby changes everything.  And, just like most things...Waylon made Christmas even better!   We got to spend a lot of time with our families and friends and each other.  Now...Waylon is probably a bit confused...I kept telling him it was Jesus' birthday and Santa was coming...he is probably wondering where the heck this Santa is at and why he was getting all the presents but I am sure he will eventually figure it out!  :)  We were all spoiled beyond belief and got to enjoy all the aspects of the season.  Waylon loved the lights, meeting Santa (well...after he got done crying)

 and even started figuring out how to open his gifts by the time the day was over! 
He literally fell asleep PLAYING!  This holiday really touched my heart and made me focus on all I have.  I sat on our floor Christmas morning and realized I have all I have ever wanted or dreamed of...not in the packages...but in my boys!  God is so good and I really have more than I deserve.  These boys are my everything and make me so happy!  Thank you Jesus, for my perfect little family. 

So...yes, we are blessed and looking forward to the new year and whatever it may be that 2011 brings.  Though, I am almost certain that it will never be better than 2010!  The most amazing year of our lives. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

9 Months! 3/4 of a year already!


I do!  I am so in love with our Mini-Man!  I can't get enough of him, his sounds, his laughter, his funny gestures and his kisses.  He is the best thing Derrick and I have ever done and he makes our lives so unimaginably good!  He is perfect and wonderful in every way...and each day that passes (in record time) he is growing, changing and learning something new.  He is our biggest blessing and the part of our lives that was missing that we didn't even know was missing.
So ....NINE MONTHS!  3/4 of a year?!?!?  I will be honest...I hate that he is getting so old so fast!  I don't know why I feel this way...but I just do!  The good news is....we are creating wonderful memories each and every day, so here are some of the highlights from this month!
- Christmas preparation started early at our house and of course, we included Waylon in everything from decorating (inside and out) to shopping! 
He will be an awesome wrapper in no time too.
- Way can now zip around the couch and has started letting go and turning around from it as well.  He has acquired MANY bruises this month but all in preparation of getting those all star legs ready!  And don't worry...he is TOUGH!!  He likes to literately DIVE off the couch and then laugh!   Goodness gracious....doesn't he know...Mommy isn't laughing.  He will get behind his cart and push it clear across the room. 

He also likes to pull himself up on the cage that we have around the tree and poke his little fingers through it just to get a small touch of the tree!

 Oh, and to get in the fridge of course!  Shoot...maybe he can start making dinner soon!  Now...that would be awesome!
-FYI... It is possible to lose your baby in your own house!  We spent a few minutes last week searching for the Mini Man to find he had gone through our bedroom into our bathroom and was searching in one of the drawers!  If he is this FAST crawling...I am terrified to see how fast he can move when he can walk.
- He says Ga Ga Ga Ga and tries to say hi too!  NO, he still is not saying Ma Ma Ma Ma yet?  Doesn't he know who carried him in her womb for nine months?!??!  Come on Mini Man!
- He is an extremely awesome clapper and he loves to wave good bye!  EEEK!
- HE LOVES TO READ!  So, I had one of my most proud "Mommy" moments this month at Joann's Fabric when we were waiting in a long line.  I busted out one of Waylon's most favorite books and started reading to him.  He was such a good boy and was following along.  You should have heard the other parents oohing and aahing about how their kids would have never done that!  Oh I baby is the best!  Seriously though...he loves books, he will often pick a book over a toy, and I always keep one in the diaper bag.  He will even pretend read (it is hilarious how his tone is completely different while reading) to me for quite a long time!  Maybe my son is the next Einstein?!?!  His favorite books are The Big Yawn, Toy Story's New Friends and Knock Knock, and The Christmas Story!  Maybe starting to read to him daily at two months really will pay off!?
-  He also does have something in common with Mommy...he loves clothes!!  He loves to help us sort the laundry and even eat his socks!  (I don't enjoy the last part)!
- He can still squeeze into size 12 month clothes but is a bit more comfy in 18 months!  He wears size 4 shoes and size 5 diapers!
- He is trying more and more foods these days but still loves nursing too!  Some of his new favorites...blueberries and spinage!!  No wonder I practically turned into Popeye while I was pregnant!
- We went on our first family vacation this past Thanksgiving week to San Diego.  Waylon got to see all the animals at the San Diego Zoo,

Sea World, 
and Wild animal park
up close and personal.  His favorite was defiantly the turtles!  But he just adored the big fish tanks too!  (He loves Papa's fishes so we were expecting this!  But...after our trip...I think Papa might need to upgrade!)   It was nice to just get away and to enjoy our little family!  Two of my favorite highlights....Waylon got to touch a starfish and we got to see some of our most fabulous family friends for dinner!
-This might be more of a confession...but Derrick and myself are big time gamers!  I got hooked on Call of Duty Modern Warefare 2 while I was pregnant and picked right back up with it when the Black Ops came out!  We of course like to unwind with a little gaming at night and Waylon likes to play along right with us!  Here is a pic of the boys gaming!
- He got his first two teeth....practically at the same time but I felt the first one the morning of November 16th!  And he was such a trooper!
- Oh and I think he has a farting talent that is from out of this world!

Waylon Lawrence are the highlight of every single one of our days!  We didn't even know that loving someone this much was possible.  You make every part of our lives better.  It is our goal in life to make sure you are happy and know just how loved you are.  No one has ever been loved more!  God certainly was showing off when he created are our everything!  We are so thankful for all your kisses, smiles, and snuggles!  We love you Mini Man/Mister!!

Psalm 127:3
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

You Waylon, will forever be...our greatest gift from God!