Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Charissa

Can our baby already be one year old?! How quickly the year has flown from then till now. It has been so special to watch her grow over the past year. From learning to roll over, crawl, clap, and all those delightful 'baby moments', we are just so thankful!! Each day is a new adventure as she discovers new abilities and works on her walking skills.

Our prayer for you, Charissa, is that you continue to grow -- not only physically but in the knowledge and grace of our Savior! Hugs and kisses on your special day!

"We give thank to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wonderous works declare
that Your name is near." Psalm 75:1



Little known facts about Charissa --
  • In her one year of life, she's visited 34 states and Canada
  • Distinguished herself by being the earliest 'Wissmann walker' at 11 months
  • Is terrified of mesh cup holders on lawn chairs
  • Has learned to clap, blow kisses, wave, and an assortment of other baby motions
  • Loved her first taste of ice cream -- but thinks garlic is altogether too potent
  • Is our first-rate table setter (with a little help!)
  • Has probably had more photographs taken than most children have in their first 10 years!

We love you, Charissa -- you bring each of us so much joy!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHARISSA One whole year old already!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A REALLY FUN DAY!!
LOTS OF LOVE, HUGS AND KISSES FROM G&G

The Ulmer Family said...

Happy Birthday, Charissa!! What a joy you are to your family! May God Bless you, and may you grow up to be a woman with a heart beat for the Lord!!
With Love,
--The Ulmers

Goldfish said...

Happy Birthday Charissa! 34 states already? I don't think I have been in that many! And Canada? I haven't been there and I live in ND! :)

David Kent said...

Happy Birthday Charissa!

I've enjoyed watching you grow over the past year thanks to your sisters Bethany and Rachel (and probably others too!). :-)


David in Alaska
(Where it's been raining cats and dogs, whales, and alligators.)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Charissa :)

Kori said...

Happy Birthday, Charissa!!!! One year already?! Wow you are growing so fast!! Hope you have a fun-filled day!! Hugs and kisses to the birthday girl!!!

Coeur d'Court said...

Happy Birthday sweet Charissa!

two from the pew said...

Happy Birthaday Charissa, from all of us here at "Two from The Pew". We can't wait until you grow up so we can give you a bad time also.

BrittLeigh said...

Aw, a special happy Birthday to the most adorable little Wissmann!!! Lots of hugs and kisses from Wisconsin!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Charissa!

Love those sweet smiles:)

Esther said...

Happy Birthday!
One of the first of those 34 states was Michigan!
When you come to Michigan next month you can meet a new friend that is also a #13!

Emily h. said...

Happy Birthday, Charissa!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Charissa!! It was great to see you at OT!! May God bless you!
Jason Ps.8:1-4

Kris said...

Happy birthday! I can't believe the year has gone by that fast either, I remember sitting in Accounting with Amanda checking the blog to see if today was the day! Wow... funny how things come back to you, and how times have changed! :) Well give her a hug from me! Blessings!

Love the picture, glad I got to see it again! Bethany you did a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Charissa! You have grown and learned so much in only one year. May you continue to enjoy ice cream! Love, Uncle J and Aunt D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Chrissa!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Charissa!

sarah said...

Happy Birthday Charissa! Could someone please give me the recipe for those DELICIOUS-looking baked donuts you posted on back in January on the 15th of this year? Thanks SO much!

rehm family said...

Has it really been 1 year already? It just doesn't seem possible! We hope Charissa had a special day. Or did you all enjoy it more by making it special??? :) Happy Birthday, Charissa! May your heart ever be towards the Lord!

Much love,
The Rehm's

rehm family said...

Has it really been 1 year already? It just doesn't seem possible! We hope Charissa had a really special day. Or did you all enjoy it more, by making it special??? :) Happy Birthday, Charissa! May your heart ever be towards the Lord!

Much love,
The Rehm's

Heather said...

Happy belated birthday Charissa!

Anonymous said...

I have have the oportunity of seeing her "terrified of mesh cup-holders" in person. (knowing smile)
~Allison Bontrager~