"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

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Demolition Time... Maybe???

I finally got my videos to upload, but before you start reading this new post, please refer to the post just before this one.  My friends Hope and Ava need your prayers.

The mission was simple... or so I thought.  Marissa and Daddy were having a blast building towers out of blocks and then Marissa would knock them down.  Pretty typical,  but Marissa was extra cute, in my opinion (biased, I know).  The way Jeremy showed the tower to her beforehand, how she reacted after he released her and how she acted after she knocked it down - priceless.  

So, I ran to grab my camera for the next round.  It used to be that Marissa would just clam up when the camera came out.  Now it is the exact opposite.  She now pulls out every weapon in her "cute arsenal", signing every sign she knows, saying every word she can say, dancing, and general hamming it up for the camera. So much that she distracts herself from the mission at hand.  

Thus, you get the next three videos:

Let me explain ahead of time the reason I sound insane when I am cackling at the end of this next video.  If any of you are familiar with the Veggie Tales, Larry the Cucumber sings a hilarious song called "I Love My Lips".  I put this song on thinking that it would distract Marissa from the camera and she would get the job done.  Toward the middle of the song, Larry starts singing gibberish.  During this part in the past, I would always sing along with the song and shake my head around in an exaggerated manner.  Marissa never attempted to imitate me until now.  I think she does a great job, especially cute when she wiggles her tongue.

She did it!  Yay!!


Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Yay! Great job!

Michelle said...

Cause I love my lips!!!! That is too funny! Show off!!!

Love you!
Auntie Chelle

Nana and PaPa said...

Oh...my....gosh! Listening to you laugh is JUST as funny as Marissa wagging her tongue! How hilarious! She obviously has watched you do that and finally got the idea....little monkey show off! LOL
Nana & PaPa

Elizabeth said...

Gotta Love her, what a little ham she is. I like seeing the rest of the family in these shots too. I know it is Marissa's blog but nice to see that you guys are doing ok.

Lots O Love

TCM said...

I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!!! SO SWEET! That little mouth trying to sing, "I Love my Lips" was so funny! I can't wait to meet you both!

Tara said...

Oh my goodness, that is a hoot! Just for the record, I dance and wiggle my tongue whilst listening to Veggie Tales as well! :)

Chris said that's a pretty evil cackle there Bill.