Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Oh holy moly...we have a mover!  This past month has been huge in development physically but also in personality.  I can't believe that my baby is already 5 months old and getting ready to start moving and taking over this world! 

Mini quickly got you cleaned up...


Weight: 18.4 pounds 78th percentile
Length:  26.5 inches  67th percentile
         ***I was surprised....all anyone ever talks about it how BIG YOU ARE!

Clothes Size: 9-12 months
Shoe Size: 2
Diaper Size: 3

You little Bug are coming out of your shell!  You are funny, happy, strong and busy!  Physically this month...
You are now a roller overer!


You can stand on your own and do all the time!

You are getting a pretty strong stomach and can sit up if leaning against something on your own!  You love it, especially if it means you get to play a little easier with the cool light up toy!
And when you feel like it...you can hold your own bottle.

However, I have nicknamed you CAPTAIN LAZY!  While you can in fact do all these things on your own...other then standing...you will only randomly do it.  You have mama and dada to hold you bottle and Big Brother to help roll you over! You are so incredible strong but honestly, you would rather just lay around and be held ALL DAY!  And pretty much..you are all day!  You are my little Captain Lazy Snuggle Bug! 
Another AMAZING milestone..YOU FINALLY SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!  WOOT WOOT!  You have done it twice since!  Go Bug-A-Lug!
You are still nursing all the time and are just getting up to eating solids twice a day.  HIGH MAINTENANCE ONCE AGAIN!  You will only eat mangos, peaches, sweet potatos, and green beans!  But, you are liking more and more and getting more comfortable eating from a spoon! 

YOU ARE SO SWEET!  Everything makes you laugh...but mostly Big Brother!  You just adore him and love watching him run around!  You are dying to join him.  I must be honest...he plays rough with you.  We kept getting after him until we realized you are laughing EVERY TIME he does it.  He plays tickle monster with you, cars, snuggles and I even had to fish a froot loop out of your mouth that he had shared!
It is pretty awesome.  You guys do everything together and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Oh, and he likes to play dress up with you!  HEHE
You seem to love football!  On TV and at the game!  You will lay on the floor and just watch football.  If there is football on the TV, you will stop what you are doing to watch it.  Then it is hard to get your attention once you are in the zone! (BTW..I'm hoping for a bears fan ...dada wants a Cowboy fan!"
We went to you first Fresno State football game.  You were such a trooper!
Your kisses, smiles, coos, cries and laughter create such joy in each of my days.  You are perfect and the most amazing Baby Brother in the whole world.  I have dreamed of having a baby for such a long time, and just like your brother...being your Mama, far exceeded any expectation I might have had!
This month we had some exciting moments....
the last couple Pearce family dinners with Jensen
We continued on with our family tradition of getting up early and going to the watch the hot air balloons.  Then we followed it up with breakfast at the caboose with almost all your family!  It was an amazing morning!
We had your baby dedication when you were dressed to the nines and your dada and I promised to raised you a Christian home and introduced you to the Lord!  SUCH AN AMAZING MORNING!
We headed out of town for our final wedding of the year where of course you were SOOOOOOO good and handsome too!
And of course...Mama used you as the most precious prop for working on my photo taking skills!  I must say Bug...You are quite photogenic!

You my precious Baby Brother Bug-A-Lug are remarkable!  You make me continuously proud and being your Mama is my number one priority!  I can't wait to see all the future has in store for you as you lead the life God has created for you.  But mostly, I want you to stay my baby forever!  And you will but I would like if you stayed this size too!  Your laugh brings tears of joy to my eyes and nothing feels better in this world than having you in my arms...there is just something about your fluffy goodness that makes me feel like the luckiest Mama EVER!

We love you Baby Brother Bug-A-Lug...from your head to your rump to the tips of your toes!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Pearce Family Phonics Poem

Saw this...

and got inspired to create my own!  No pictures...in a hurry today! 


A if for Attached ON my hip...both boys lately...and I LOVE IT!
B is for Boys, Brothers and BLESSED
C is for Coffee
D is for Diapers
E is for Endless fun and craft times!!  Thank goodness for Pinterest!
F is for Family
G is for GOD....Deuteronomy 6: 5-9 "5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."

H is for Helicopter Mom!  Seriously...I am always hovering!
I is for I love you more than ANYTHING!
J is for Jambas...every morning!
K is for Kisses
L is for Laughter
M is for MAMA....DUH
N is for Naptime
O is for Outdoor adventures at the park, backyard, or in the courtyard!
P is for Playgroup and Pumping
Q is for super QUICK showers
R is for Reading
S is for Snuggles
T is for Time outs are a JOKE and Terrific Twos.
U is for Unconditional love...for my babies and more importantly FROM my babies...even when Mama messes up!
V is for Veggietales
W is for Wine
X is for XOXO...hugs and kisses!!!!
Y is for You Tube...Mini loves those educational videos...."B-L-U-E spells blue!"
Z is for Zoo...not the animal kind...what my house looks like every afternoon


Monday, September 10, 2012



I found out on July 2, 2009, that I was going to be a MOMMY!!! 
I found out at 16 weeks pregnant...that we were getting our perfect and precious Baby BOY!!
 Then, on March 9th, 2010, Waylon Lawrence Pearce came into our world and TURNED IT UPSIDE DOWN!

 Through you my Mini Man, I have learned countless lessons, but NONE as big as UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!  You my Mini, are my heart and my soul!
  You have taught me how to be selfless, how to be Mama BEAR, how to laugh when I am at my limits, how to be strong when I feel hopeless, how to trust my 'Mommy Instincts' and belive in myself, and how I can NEVER control what is right around the corner, no matter how hard I try!

 Waylon, I am FAR from the perfect Mommy, but Mini, I LOVE YOU WITH EVERY OUNCE OF WHO I AM!  

"I'll love you forever, I'll  like you for ALWAYS, As longs as I'm living, My MINI MAN, you'll be!"

You will forever be my greatest blessing!  

YOU, are what I am most proud of in this life!  I can NOT WAIT to see what the Lord has planned for you!

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.
- Jeremiah 29:11


How in the world are your already 2.5 years old!  So, at 30 months old you are 30 pounds and 37 inches tall.  You wear 3T shirts, 2T shorts, size 7 shoes, and BIG BOY UNDERS!!!
Reading, playgroup, painting, dancing, DocMcStuffins, Veggietales, playing trucks and trains, being outside with Daddy, Jambas, fruit, dias, rice, milk, whip cream with stars, olives, taking your brothers shoes off, Chewy, your boots (shit-kickers)....you wear them EVERY DAY, playing matching games, asking "why", Cars, Finding Nemo, Grammy's puzzles, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Hank Williams, stickers, The Little Blue Truck book, The Bible - Joshua fought the battle of Jericho is your favorite, yellow, green, sleeping in "Mama bed", shooting hoops, singing to You Tube videos on the computer, Harvey Harv,

Taking pictures, chocolate, peanut butter, nap time, bath time, bed time, sharing, getting your teeth brush, being away from Mommy and Daddy, flip-flops,

You are so SMART Mini!  Your memory is REMARKABLE and, sometimes even scary!
You know...
how to count to 20
almost every animal and their sound
All the letters, lower and upper case, what sound every letter makes, and an example of each letter...like a is for apple
All the colors
How to "read" red, blue, green, yellow, purple, white, orange, and black
How to spell your name, red, and blue
The days of the week
 All your shapes including pentagon, trapezoid, hexagon, and octagon!
You are into pattern and things being in order.
You can recognize and identify smallest to biggest and shortest to longest.

You have an INCREDIBLE VOCABULARY...sometimes...it is a bit too colorful!  Some of my most favorite things your say
"God made the sky, the clouds and the sun.  GO GOD"
"Pull it together Mama"
"Mama, I hold you!"
"That's my baby (wesson), give him back!"
"Sweet dreams brother! We love you!"
"Mama, wake up.  Put (your) glasess on!"
"I did it!  Way to go Mini!"
"I go potty, be right back!"
 and my fav....
"I'm so happy, I have JESUS IN MY HEART!"
 You keep us constantly entertained and laughing!  So with your incredible memory came a bit of a rebellious and smart mouth too!!  You really do hate to listen and basically...you just want what you want!  I don't blame ya!  But, YOU ARE HARD HEADED!  And, you did get this honestly!  And while there are days that I wish you were a bit easier to convince or instruct...I am THRILLED that I am raising a child who is opinionated and strong willed!  You see, I believe having a belief and an opinion is super important in life!  I love that you are not easily swayed and think that this will help you become successful and strong in the future!  (atleast this is what I tell myself when I want to rip my hair out of my head)

You LOVE your Wesson!! You call him Brother and My Baby.  And while you don't "hold him" like many other siblings do..you love on him in all kinds of ways.  You often give him kisses, hold his hands, give him his bottle, yell at me if I am not feeding him fast enough when he is crying, take off his shoes when we get home, rub his head, decorate him with stickers, roll trucks on his belly, tickle him, count his piggies, read to him, and help us change his diaper!  You two do EVERYTHING together...even bath time and nap. You two talk all the time and Wesson just stares at you!  He adores you and just wants to be up and running around with his big bro!  You two have a VERY special bond!  I am loving watching you two connect and grow up together!  Hearing you two laugh together is the sweetest sound in the world!

You are in a co-op preschool that meets once a week!  It is friends of your from our playgroup!

We have been doing weekly bible lessons and activities but you favorite by far is Joshua and the Battle of Jericho! http://the3pearces.blogspot.com/2012/08/joshua-fought-battle-of-jericho.html
 I think you might just like the song!  And you often yell out, "LET ME PEOPLE GO" like Mo on Veggietales!

You are not only super smart..but also super sweet!  You are sensitive and often worry about how others are feeling and are always willing to get them medicines.  While you may not love on everyone...you are CONSTANTLY loving on Dada and Mama!  I get so many kisses from you each day!  I am the luckiest woman alive! 

You are also VERY protective not only of Brother but me too!  You have yelled at others before when you thought they were not treating me right!  I THINK IT IS FABULOUS OF YOU!  You remind me of your Daddy when you do this! :)

It still breaks my heart to say that you have terrible eczema!  Oh the nights we have spent up with you while you scratch yourself to you bleed, the numerous specialist you have seen, all the different ointments and even the wivestales we have tried!  I HATE ECZEMA!  It does seem to be getting a bit better but we put cream on you EVERY NIGHT!!  If I could take it away....I would in a second!  I just keep praying you outgrow it like so many doctors have told us you will!

Mini, you love, laughter, and excitement have changed our lives.  You will never know how much joy you have already brought into this world and how many lives you have touched!  You are such an amazing little man and we are so proud to be your Mama and Dada!  We thank God for you EVERY day!  You make each moment of life an adventure and we are so excited to be able to watch you grow!  Thank you for being such a special little boy!  Don't you ever forget....YOU are the most loved Mini Man in the whole wide world!