Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Every time I turn around, this kid is bigger. Stronger. Smarter. Taller. Hungrier. Braver. More curious. More compassionate. More imaginative. More fun!
This is the fortune Walt got at PF Chang's just a few days before his 4th birthday.
Dead on.

He had his heart set on a Mario party. Done, kid.
This was a fun one to plan - and really simple! We had cousins over to Grandma's house, played "stomp the goombas" with balloons, and had a super fun cake. He was thrilled.
Walt is our pretender. Every day, all day, he puts on a variety of hats, capes, shoes, and whatever else he can find and becomes Robin Hood, Mario, Ammon, Anakin Skywalker, Gimli, Thumper, an astronaut, and explorer, a swordsman, Spiderman - you name it, we've dressed like it over here! My mom sometimes jokes, "Is he ever just Walter?"
He loves to play but generally wants company. He hates doing chores but likes to help. He is developing quite the social circle and loves to have play dates and go places with friends. He'll often ask me what we're doing that day, and if I don't have a good answer he sometimes says "plan something!" He adores his baby sister but hates being stuck at home (and exiled from his room) during naptimes. Every day he tells me he is "showy," which means he wants to watch more TV.

For primary they do a spotlight about the kids, here were his 4-year-old answers:

Name: Walter Burgener
Birthday: June 1st
Age: 4
Favorite color: Yellow
Favorite food: Spaghetti and meatballs
Favorite Primary song: I Know That My Savior Loves Me
Favorite thing to do: Play at the park with friends
What he/she wants to be when he/she grows up: "The good T-Rex from Jurassic Park"

We are incredibly lucky to have this kid in our family. He's such a good boy, and a great example to Zuzu. He's loving and silly and wonderful. Love you, Baby Bear!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Yay walter! What a great little kid :) I can't wait to see you all again (sometime! somewhere!) so him and Niko can be friends!