"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

Friday, September 25, 2009

Conversations with Marissa

I am out of here for the weekend. I am so excited to be going to Denver for Women of Faith. I can't wait to hang out with some good ol' friends, meet some new ones and spend time with my sisters and mom. Approximately 15,000 women packing the Pepsi Center for two days, singing, laughing, crying, and worshiping God. Estrogen overload ~ Woo Hoo!!

I thought I would leave you with a video of me trying to get Marissa to talk with me. She talks all the time, she just won't cooperate when I have the camera on. Just the other night, Jeremy and I were trying to have a serious discussion regarding his job and guess who thought she should get right in the middle of it. She was so cute, standing at her Daddy's feet, looking up at him and yelling at the top of her little lungs, "HAAWWOOOHH, HAAWWOOHH, HAAWWOOHH!!!", which of course means "hello". You know how, when we want to project our voice, we cup our hands around our mouth and yell loudly? And, how kids see us do that and try to mimic but don't quite get it, so they actually end up covering their mouths and yelling? Well, that's what she was doing and, even though we were really trying to talk seriously, Jeremy and I couldn't help interrupting our conversation so we could laugh really hard at our daughter who was trying so desperately to get our attention.

If you would have told me two years ago that I would need to be teaching my daughter about inside and outside voice, I would have thought you were crazy!!

I sure do love this girl! : )


Queen Mommy said...

She is sooooo CUUUUTE! And, what a little stinker. I can definitely see that you have your hands full! LOL Love her jumps! They look just like Lily's. And, I must say, Marissa has very good gross motor skills, especially considering everything she's been through. Those are some pretty spectacular accomplishments!

Have fun at Women of Faith! Sounds like a much needed break!

The VW's said...

In case you couldn't tell, I'm quite sure that Marissa was trying to tell you that she wants to watch Elmo! :)

That video was adorable! She is talking and doing SO WELL!!! Great job Miss Rissa! You make me smile!

Have fun on your weekend away! I am jealous! I need a serious estrogen-filled weekend and that sounds like the perfect way to get one! Enjoy yourself! HUGS!!!

Colleen said...

OMGoooodness, she is SO freakin' hilarious!

I love the part when she tooted and thought she had to wash her hands. She is such a delight and you must be so proud of her speech development. Of course, you guys are doing a such a great job with her! Enjoy your getaway. I hope you have fun!

John and Jenna Gensic said...

I loved this video! She is hysterical! I can never keep Mikan away from the camera either. She is such a little smartie!


Hope said...

Have fun! Marissa is a riot! LOL

Michelle said...

That was just hil.ar.i.ous.!!! I love it. She is sooooo stinking smart! Have fun at WOF

Rachel said...

Too adorable!!! I loved the video!!!

Shauna Quintero said...

She's so cute! I got exhausted just watching her!