Monday, April 19, 2010

Just Dancin' and Splashin' in the Rain

During a much needed rain storm today in Lafayette, I decided to take Will outside for a while so we could sit and listen to the pitter patter. After a few minutes, simply observing the rain was not enough for myself or my little guy, so I had him hold his hand out to get it wet. To test the waters a little more, I carried Will out into the rain to see his reaction, and the grin from ear to ear was a pretty clear sign that he loved it.

Before I knew it I put him down and he walked out into the rain by himself, making sure I was only a few steps behind him of course. The whole experience became even cooler for him once I showed him how to stomp and splash in the puddles. He giggled and smiled his little heart out the entire time we were out there, stopping to dip his hand in deep puddles and reaching for various leaves, rocks, and worms floating about.

The whole time we were out there getting soaked, I just took it all in and loved feeling like a kid again myself. These memories will last a lifetime.
Sitting in the rain.
"I wonder how deep this puddle is..."
We made some big splashes and loved the pitter patter of rain on our heads.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

One Year Ago Today...

Our lives became so much richer, because we were blessed with the greatest gift in the world, the birth of our son, William Joseph Pierce. From that day, we experienced a love like no other, and it has grown every day since.

What an amazing 365 days we've had! To just say that our first year with Will has been "great" would drastically understate the incredible time we've shared with our little boy. We've had our joys and struggles, our fun and worries, but most importantly, we've shared our love as a family.

We've witnessed our Little Bean grow into the most amazing and beautiful child. Krissy and I our so proud of the little boy he has become. He's observant and curious, he's playful and active, and he's determined and spoiled (rotten that is). He's a lover and a snuggler, he gives the best kisses and hugs, and when he smiles at you as you enter the room, he melts your heart. He's got the biggest dark brown eyes, and when he laughs, everything stops and the world's attention is focused on him.

We love you Will, and are so happy to be your parents. We look forward to watching you grow and experience the world that we know you'll make an amazing impact on.

Happy first birthday!!!

"I don't know about this shirt, but I sure like the attention I'm getting."