"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

Saturday, August 16, 2008


In typical Colorado fashion, yesterday threw us into a three day cold snap... in the middle of August! It has been rainy and cold, low 60's and today, low 50's. I actually had to go shopping today for warmer clothes for Marissa. I realized she had grown so much since it was cold last that she has nothing warm to wear!

I also bought Marissa her first "big girl" item. A forward facing car seat!! Her infant seat can carry up to 22 lbs and a forward facing seat has a lower limit of 20 lbs. Since she is about 22 lbs now, it was definitely time to have her face forward. The one I bought was pretty expensive but it is 3-in-1. It ultimately converts to a booster seat that accommodates up to 100 lbs. It looks like a jet airplane seat! We took Marissa for a ride and she was thrilled. She had a huge grin on her face the whole time! She was so excited to finally be able to see where she is going!!! We also had to buy a baby gate because she has learned to climb the stairs. When I was in line at Wal-Mart, the lady in front of me saw the gate and seat in my basket and asked me if I was going to a baby shower or if I have a new baby myself. I said "Neither, my baby turned into a toddler overnight!"

She is growing up way too fast. I already miss her being a little baby!!


Tara said...

Ohhh, I love the pink outfit!! Excellent choice! ;)

Nana and PaPa said...

How can one little girl named Marissa, who is ABSOLUTELY the MOST precisous and CUTEST baby EVER..get any cuter!!?? I guess it's possible because she is just beyond the cutest!! I've watched the video 4 times already....can we say Nana's obsessed?! LOL Love you guys!
Nana & PaPa