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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pinewood Derby Winners

Our pinewood derby was scheduled on a Saturday this year so we wouldn't have any conflicts with the building. The kids looked forward to it all week! (Okay, they got their cars in February, so they've actually been looking forward to it since then.) They cut out their cars pretty quickly, and then the boys got to work on the paint jobs. I thought it awesome that they both had names for their cars this year.

Tyler's car was "The Bullet" and Zachary's car was "Zebra Zoomer."

 Here they are doing last-minute lubes to the wheels:

I love watching the boys' excitement as they're watching. Our boys got to race their car eight times each -- twice in each of the four lanes:

Shayla and Ella were excited to cheer on her brothers:

 Zachary's car started a bit slowly --  he came in dead last his first two races. Paul went to lube the wheels again, and that helped tremendously. Zachary even came first in a heat or two, including this one:

Here's Tyler's coming in third in a heat, although it generally fared better:

At the end their cars all got awards. Zachary got "Best Zebra Design." Really? Good thing since he was the ONLY zebra design!

 Tyler got "Best Ballistic Racer." He also got an award for being the fastest car in the Bear Den.

Needless to say, my boys LOVE the pinewood derby and already have plans for next year's cars. It is so fun to watch their excitement, and they're just fine not winning it all (phew!), although this mom of theirs likes them to come in first at least one heat to see their excited little faces. :)


Jennifer said...

Good job boys. I love Shayla's outfit that matches the doll. I wish my girls had something like that, they would probably love it. I also really like the baby pictures that you did of Hillarys baby girl. My favorite is the black and white with the pink flower.

Scotty said...

Making the pinewood derby cars with my dad is one of my fondest memories.