Monday, October 31, 2011

First Yamboree

As you can see, I'm so far behind. A couple weeks ago we made the trek to Gilmer for Walt's first annual Yamboree. (For all my fellow grammar Nazi's, I realize that "first annual" is not possible... it's not an annual occurrence until it's happened more than once. Well, I promise this will be an annual me). 

We spent Friday afternoon walking around the square and just absorbing everything going on (games, rides, lights, food, etc).
Dad and Munks checking out the Midway
The Bruns Family among lots of terrible/delicious food
We even ran into Uncle Phillip on the Square!
After an hour stroll, we came back to Nana and Papas and got to meet a friend, Brettlee!  Brett was one of THREE friends who was due at the end of April. She was the only one who came even close to her due date.
Chillin on the porch
Janna and Blake (16 mos) and Walt and me
 On Saturday morning, we witnessed Walt's first Yamboree parade. This is a BIG deal.  The parade feature floats of the Yam Queen and her Yam Court (100% serious). The dresses are the most fun for me to look at :)  Walt was a super big fan of the entire parade. He loved the cars driving by.  Jeff and Janna McClure and their adorable kiddos, Cash and Blake, came up from Tyler to share in some Yam fun.
Walt LOVED the parade

Excited to see some floats!

He's either mad at what I made him wear or annoyed I made him look at all the pretty girls in their dresses

Loved the fire trucks!
Walt was a super champ the entire weekend. He loved all the activity, got to play with his cousins, Kate and Maddie, spent some quality time with Nana and Papa, and had an all around great time! Can't wait until he's asking us when Yamboree is b/c he's so excited. I know it's a tradition I've grown to love a lot!

Monday, October 17, 2011


Ok, I admit. I really thought Walt would either army crawl until his 16th birthday, or just skip traditional crawling all together and go right to walking.  But, like most things in Walt's life, I was very wrong!.  When I brought him home from daycare last Thursday, I nonchalantly plopped him on the floor. He looked up at me, smiled, and crawled like he's being doing it his whole life.  Here's a little snippet:

As an aside, Walt has propelled himself from being somewhat mobile to being a curious little guy who gets into everything. He is so interested in everything (love this) and he's afraid of nothing (scared of this!).  Right before he figured out how to crawl (the old fashioned way), he began pulling himself up on things. The problem is, he has no fear in how to get down from the standing position. Flinging himself seems to be the most efficient means ;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nine-Month Stats

Just saw Dr. G! The visit was really great. Walt entertained everyone. Naturally, he was not excited about his HepB shot and his flu shot. :( I hate how hard he cries... he gets all hiccupy and sad. :(

Here are his stats:

Weight: 23lbs 1 oz .......80-90%
Height: 29.3 in .............90%
Head: 19 the charts (LMAO!!!!....I knew he had a big cranium, but geez louise!  He should be a soccer player).

One quick video: I told you Walt laughs pretty easily.  Here's proof. Even toes are funny!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Walt is Nine Months Old!

Yesterday, Walt officially turned 9-months old.  He has now been on this earth as long as he was in my belly.  We have a very curious, social, and attentive little man on our hands.  Here's what he is up to after nine months of life:
  • He wears (get ready for this) 18 mos clothes. I feel like he flies through his clothes.  By the time he gets to a new size, we barely have time to wear half the clothes before he's on to the next size. He can still fit in some 12-month clothes, but he is so long that many of the one pieces look kinda silly :)
  • He claps! This is such a fun thing. Nothing like being applauded for walking into the room.
  • Bye-Bye and Hi: We're still working on context, but he does bye-bye with his hand (and occasionally accompanies it with a "ba-ba" sound) and if you just wave "hi" he'll flail his entire arm back at you. I'm calling it waving.
  • Still an army crawler: Although he can take a few "traditional" crawls on all fours, he totally prefers the army version to actually get somewhere. Even at MyGym, he'll scoot on his little tummy while that other kids blow by him.
  • Giggle box: This kid is a laugher extraordinaire. No longer do you have to be tickling him, but if you are just acting silly, he'll laugh at you.  He really likes to laugh with other kiddos.
  • Kisses!  Now this is a real treat.  If you ask him for a kiss, he generously opens his mouth and plants a slobbery, open- mouthed kiss on your cheek. I love it :)
  • Eating: He still eats 4 bottles/day, but we're working  in more solid food. He happily eats puffs and is still a fruit guy. Though I gave him some small pieces of avocado the other day and he didn't hate it.
We see Dr. G tomorrow morning, so we'll see where his stats end up. My guess is he's still super tall and average on weight. If he's big in weight, it'll only be b/c he's so tall.  Here are some pics of our favorite Munka Man!

While taking his picture on the couch, he got bored, stood up, and turned his back on me.

This is a still shot of him waving :)

This is our sweet boy!

Love this smile!

Another new favorite move is "downward dog". I wouldn't be surprised if he crawls like this (and not on his knees).
Happy 9-month birthday, Walt! We love you!