|Sterling made up a new card game|
|Sterling in 5th grade with his kindergarten teacher|
|Sterling in kindergarten with his teacher, Mrs. B.|
|Sterling with his first grade teacher Mrs. K. He won an |
award for best story and illustrations at the KTWU Writers and
At some point several years after he was born we realized that Sterling would have a very unique birthday to celebrate. Since he was born on 12/12/2000 he would get to turn 12 on 12/12/12! This year was that year and he decided to celebrate with some close friends. He had 10 friends come over to celebrate the twelve-fecta of birthdays. Several months in advance we had contact the news to let them know of this unique and unusual event and they agreed to come and cover his birthday. To make it even more special, Sterling decided to ask his friends to bring items to donate to Doorstep and Toys for Tots instead of gifts for him. Lauren Seabrook of Kansas First News came to our home to cover the event. Sterling did two live interviews at 5:30pm and 6:00pm which he did awesome on. Then they did a taped interview of Sterling, his friend Noah and I for the 10:00pm news. Here's the link to the 10pm news coverage and here's the newspaper article that appeared in the Topeka Capital Journal.
Overall, he had 12 tons of fun (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) on his very special birthday and we were so proud of him and his decision to donate gifts and food to charities instead of receiving things for himself. He is a very mature boy and tries very hard to make good choices.