Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Will: Star of the Week

Today is Will's birthday. In honor of it, his teacher made him the Star of the Week, where he gets to put up a poster about himself and bring in his favorite book to have read to the class. The text below is what he put up on the poster, and I was gratified to realize that it sounded amazing and was 100% fib free:

I was born in Berkeley, California on November 19th. I was Ten pounds, ten ounces!

I like to: play Wii . . .jump on the trampoline . . .create programs with Scratch . . . build with Legos . . .

I love the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies.

Weird Al Yankovic is my favorite singer. I also like Owl City, Vampire Weekend, and Mika.

I want to go to MIT when I leave for college, and I want to be an inventor when I grow up.

I am the author and illustrator of Plunger Boy comics

I have taken rockclimbing, soccer, swimming and fencing and I play violin [ugh!].

This summer I went on a 44km bike trip. I also climbed to the top of the Vienna cathedral and trekked through the world’s largest ice cave and slid down wooden slides into a salt mine that was thousands of years old.

I have traveled to Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Burley Idaho, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Barcelona, Munich, Budapest, Nuremburg, Dresden, and Dorfgastein.

I’ve been swimming in the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean Oceans. I attended school in Vienna, Berlin, at BYU and Westridge.

My favorite books have been Calvin and Hobbes, Asterix and Obelix, Captain Underpants, a few Gordon Korman series, Percy Jackson and Cat Warriors.

My favorite foods are bison meatloaf, Italian ice cream, and spaghetti with meatballs.
[just yesterday I came across this paper. I have no idea when I wrote it (probably around 2004) but it said: "Last night Will's prayer was 'Dear Heavenly Father. We're thankful for this day. Please bring back dinosaurs to the earth. But not T-rexes. Please help us to sleep well. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.'" Happy Birthday, Will-O! I can't believe how big you've grown!]


Zina said...

Happy Birthday Will! You sure have done a lot of exciting things in your life so far.

Lois said...

Happy Birthday!

He's much better than my boy who drew a picture of the temple under the headline, "Things I Hate."