"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Family Fun Time

This last weekend Marissa got a real treat. She had a visit from her Bubby and Zayda ( Yiddish for Grandma and Grandpa). My dad and step-mom came out from Montrose. They had not seen Marissa for about a year and boy has she changed!! She went through her normal "stranger danger" but soon warmed up to them. Let me clarify... when I say "warmed up to them" I mean as long as either Jeremy or I were always in the room and Bubby and Zayda stayed at least five feet away from her. Then she was all smiles and waving and blowing kisses. She did allow Bubby to hold her and dance with her for some time and they played for an hour while Marissa was being fed on Sunday. Unfortunately for my dad Marissa never got comfortable enough with him for physical contact. :( I can tell she loves him just the same though!

On Saturday my step-mom treated me to an afternoon in Cripple Creek. Jeremy was on call so he stayed home with my dad and Marissa (dad doesn't really get a kick out of gambling). Michelle and her boyfriend Nate went with us and we had a lot of fun. Lost money of course, but if you are going gambling with the intent of winning, you shouldn't be going in the first place! It was good clean adult fun, and it was nice to get away, even for the afternoon. Thanks Arleen! The rest of the weekend was spent lounging around and relaxing with family. Sometimes those are the best times!

Marissa says "enough with all the picture taking already!!!"

Fun in Cripple Creek
Fun time in the car!
Way to keep your eyes on the road Arnie!
Look how excited we are!!


Anonymous said...

He he! That was a fun weekend. I really didn't want them to go. I was hoping that Dad could get to hold her, but oh well.

Thanks for posting the pictures!
Auntie Chelle

Nana and PaPa said...

Glad you guys had a great visit and a nice break from the usual mundane tasks of 24/7 care. It's surprising how even an afternoon away can make a difference in your attitude. Really refreshes ya! Good pics!!