Sunday, November 1, 2009

Walker Ryan Ungerman

In September Walker turned eight years old. He is such a wonderful son and brother, and we were all excited to share this birthday with him. At eight he is still just as silly and fun as he was as a three years old. He loves to laugh and make others laugh. He loves to figure out how things work and has been enjoying music and computer games as most boys do. He has been into the Pokemon trading cards thing, which is all he wanted for his birthday. I must admit, I wish he would out grow this fad quickly.

He is in the second grad and is a very good student. He is an excellent reader and has to be told often at night to "please turn off the light, you are going to be exhausted tomorrow". He likes mysteries and anything funny.

Walker has always been an independent, but also obedient son. As a brother, I would say typical. He loves his sister and also loves to bug her and make her cry if possible.

As a friend he is loyal and charismatic. He makes friends easily and is always up for anything fun. He loves to ride his bike and jump on the trampoline, play board games and tell silly jokes. He has a lot of energy even though he does not eat much. Still picky at eight, I don't know what to do. Peanut butter and jelly with an applesauce and milk everyday for lunch. He's not sick of it yet. Oh well.

I love watching him grow. He has gotten taller this year and he's got feet like his dad, long toes and skinny feet. I love it. I also enjoy seeing how his mind is growing and developing. He is a deep thinker and is very observant, sometimes he observes things going on around him that I never even noticed. He is growing in the gospel as well, and has retained many things he is has learned in Primary, which makes me happy.

On October 10th he was baptized. It was a great day, and Walker made it his own by taking an extra dip in the baptismal font after his ordinance, which of course made everyone laugh. Character, and Confidence. He's amazing. He was very solemn during his confirmation and has been very good to be reverent and attentive at church.

I am glad to see him growing in so many ways. I am so grateful that he is my son. I love to spend time with him and I look forward to the things he will do this next year. I love you Walker.