Friday, April 24, 2009

My Will

Life has been pretty exciting for Will over the last month. First, he finally finished his 550 piece puzzle that he got for Christmas. He had been working on it at his desk off and on for three months. He is the photographer of this picture.

Then he turned eight. Can't believe it. He made the decision to get baptized and had a really great day. We are very proud of his choices and the great example he is as a big brother.


With turning eight, we have entered the realm of scouts. This is not something I'm really that familiar with as when my brother became a scout, I was dating Enoch and got married within the year. The uniform, merit badge, meet every week and have pine wood derbys is all new. Lucky for Will, his dad is as excited about the car creation process as Will.

There is a bit of a tradition in the Seegmiller family to make cars that don't look like cars. I'm aware of a car that looked like a tube of toothpaste and one that looked like a Twinkie from their derby days in the 80's. This provided a bit of motivation, and this year, at Will's Pinewood Derby, he was the only car that wasn't designed to look like a car. Instead, it was fashioned after one of his favorite activites...

Guitar Hero!

I'm happy to report that, even though this car wasn't the fastest, the creativity was not all for naught.

7 comments:

Paula said...

I love his car!!! We just had our Pinewood Derby a couple of days ago. Ethan was too old to race a car this year, but he won first place last year. Adam finally learned all the right tricks to make it fast, but, even though Ethan had a couple of really cool cars, they weren't nearly as creative as Will's!

Janet S. said...

Great post, Tasha. I'm grateful that we live close and could share in all these events!

Erin H. said...

The puzzle is VERY impressive...and the car is VERY VERY impressive! Good job Will!

The Delorenzis Family said...

Wow! An eight year old. Boy, I'm climbing up there in age. And I thought my parents were old when I was eight!

I LOVE the car. Guitar Hero is a fav in our family as well.

Daniel B. said...

Dude, Will (and Enoch):

That car belongs in a museum. Rock on!

Janyece said...

That car is just plain awesome!! And I love puzzles too. Good job! And the best for last: Congratulations on getting baptized, Will! That is so wonderful!

Amy said...

That car is sooo cool! You guys are very creative, I'm hoping it rubs off a little.