"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, December 29, 2009

Christmas in Pictures

I thought I would share how much fun we had over the Christmas holiday through pictures. Get ready for a lot of them! I wish I got more pictures of Marissa enjoying time with Auntie Katelynn, and Nana & PaPa. She had some good quality time with each of them. She is no longer afraid of people she is not used to seeing now, its more like a shyness. But she hates to have her picture taken so it made for a difficult time capturing any of it on film.

I wanted to extend a very special thank you to a wonderful little bloggy buddy elf who sent Marissa and Elmo chair, an Elmo book and Cookie Monster and Elmo figurines. You know who you are. Jeremy and I wanted to let you know that Marissa loved coming down the stairs Christmas morning and seeing her new Elmo chair. She yelled "Elmo!!!!" at the top of her lungs and proceed to pick up the chair and carry it around. She was very proud of it! Thanks again!

My Step-Dad, Larry, aka PaPa, with his new big boy toy: 12 gauge double barrel shot gun like the Old West cowboys used on stagecoaches.

Uncle Nate looks a little nervous! Can you blame him? ; )

Auntie Katelynn being goofy.

Thanks for the Elmo Tickle Hands, Bubby and Zeyda!

A very Sesame Christmas. Auntie Chelle had an Elmo blanket made with Marissa's name on it!

Christmas in 2009: multiple laptops in use. : )


Nana and PaPa said...

As you know, my absolute FAVORITE holiday is Christmas! Especially when I know we'll be spending it with family. Even though the whole family (ALL kids and grandkids) were'nt with us, we had the majority of them and OH how much fun and wonderful memories we have. We got a call from your older bro David Christmas evening and that was a wonderful gift to share with him about the day they celebrated and our activities as well. Thanks again for a wonderful Christmas. Marissa is such a blessing and delighted us to no end. We love you all....Nana & PaPa

The VW's said...

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful Christmas with family! Looks like a fun time!.....Laptops, Sesame Street and Elmo! What more could you want?!

I love the picture of the 3 laptops! Too funny and so 2009! I also love the Sesame Street t-shirts.....how fun!

And, in the video it looks like Marissa is really enjoying the snow now! Yay for Marissa!

Thanks for sharing! Hugs!!!

Colleen said...

My daughter Autumn just LOVES watching Marissa videos and gets excited when there's a new one! She is SO funny and cute!

Faith said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. You have such a special family. Thank you for sharing yours with ours. :)

Happy New Year!

Jen & CO

Lacey said...

Looks like you all had a great Christmas. That video is too cute. She walks like I do in the snow. Does she have a speaking valve, she talks over that trach like its nothing!

Hope said...

Love the pics and the Sesame Christmas. Your family seems like a lot of fun!

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!!