"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

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

We had a wonderful time yesterday celebrating the birth of our nation with the help of some great friends, great food and even a few fireworks.  We went to Ben and Brandi's house and Marissa had a great time.  

She preferred to play upstairs where it was a little more quiet

as opposed to downstairs in the toy room where things were pretty loud and rambunctious.

She talked with Miss Brandi

Then, as she was being fed, she decided it would be a good idea to throw her trach cap in Mama's plate of food (which was amazing, by the way ~ Ben makes the best pulled pork I have ever tasted, and I've had some good pulled pork!!!).

Just look at that guilty face (and the trach sans cap!!)

Chatting it up with Ben and Brandi's son Tommy.  Cute little guy!  Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of their daughter Grace, who is not only beautiful, but such a sweet little girl.

Ben and Tommy watching fireworks

We were a little worried about how Marissa would handle the fireworks.  We thought she might be a little scared...

I guess we didn't have anything to worry about!!  

We hope you all had a safe and happy 4th of July!


Sherry C said...

I just came across your blog and it's great. Your daughter is very cute I enjoyed her reaction to the fireworks. Marissa looks like she has overcome so much and is doing so well that is amazing.

The VW's said...

Looks like a great day! I love Marissa's excitement over the fireworks!! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

I'm so glad she is so happy with fireworks. I mean, look who her daddy is right?!!!!!

Glad you had a fun 4th of July!

Love you tons!
Auntie Chelle

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

It looks like such a great way to celebrate the 4th of July! :)

Queen Mommy said...

Aw, that girl is just too cute! Love how excited she is over the fireworks! And, the trach cap throwing incident reminds me very much of the time Lily dropped her trach nose into the seal pool at the zoo. (Luckily--or just because I was a prepared mommy of a trached kid--I was able to pull a new one right out of my purse and pop it on.) The girls still beg me to tell that story (I usually make them tell it to me now)!