Mighty Munch

Mighty Munch

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gold is King

Finally the pestering can stop.  My itty bitty Munch received her "promotion" last night in her karate class.  She is now officially a walking, sass-talking gold belt little powerhouse.  This girl is in karate heaven after weeks of drilling and grilling clueless me about the day and time of her coveted promotion.  Typical car conversation for the past two weeks:

Mommy, when will I get my gold belt?
Not for another two to three weeks, ok?
You mean tomorrow???
No, silly girl, it's going to be about 14-21 days from now.
After tomorrow?
Way after tomorrow?
Yes, kind of.
That's too long!  I want my gold belt now!  Tell Sensei Dave I want my gold belt now!
You don't just get a gold belt because you want it.  You have to earn it, work hard, pay attention.
Well, well, well...I've been working hard, Mommy!
That's right, you have been working hard and you will get your gold belt soon.
Tomorrow, Mommy?

Various forms of the above conversation ran its course in the last couple of weeks.  I'm now going to enjoy this hiatus since Munch won't be getting her next promotion until at least 24 weeks from now.

Munch celebrated her promotion with a mini ice cream cake and got a new pair of light-up sneakers.

Sensei Dave tying on the gold belt at the end of class.

Miss Goldie

Monday, February 14, 2011

30 and 38

It's a milestone at the D household---Munch has finally reached 30 lbs and is almost 38 inches!  Boy oh boy with foodies as parents this child sure takes her time growing.  We celebrated the other night with a cake of Gi's choosing.  Of course, Sassy-Pants picked a vanilla one oozing with sweet frosting.  Since February marks her 4 1/2 years on earth, we also let Munch blow out 4 1/2 candles.  She told Hubs and I that she needed absolutely no help in blowing out the candles and that we were to give her all of the flower frosting on the cake.  Well, enough said.  We love the Munch and happily gave her all the calorie-laden frosting on the cake and then some.  Keep those pounds and inches coming, baby girl!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Universoul Circus

Hubs and Munch on an elephant ride

Is anyone surprised that Hubs is part of the clown show?

Hubs and three other audience members rely on each other to stay lying down
Yesterday, Poh Poh and Gon Gon treated us to a wonderful outing.  We all piled into the car and headed to Miami Gardens to see the Atlanta based Universoul Circus.  What raucous fun!  The performers came from all over the world---Cuba, South Africa, Gambon, the Caribbeans, Columbia, Chile, France just to name a few.  Munch and Hubs took an elephant ride around the ring.  Then off went Hubs with the clown to do a funny skit with three other audience members.  This did not sit well with Munch.  As the friendly clown led Hubs into the ring, Gi broke out in tears thinking that her daddy was being taken away by a stranger.  It took a few minutes of comforting before Munch could enjoy the show again.  After almost three hours of entertainment, the show came to an end.  We capped our day off with an early dinner at Silver Pond and a round of Chinese grocery shopping.  What a great family day!  Life is good and we are most thankful.