Sunday, April 6, 2008

The pinewood derby....

Yesterday was the pinewood derby for the cub scouts of pack 333. This was Garretts 2nd pinewood Derby. His first Pinewood derby was not the best experience Me made his car last minute and the car was not dry fast enough so Dale put the cars in the oven with wheels on .. Big mistake. The boys went any way to cheer there fellow scouts on. I was determined not to have the same thing happen this year. I had told Dale for weeks to cut the cars out I kept saying you need to get them done before surgery. Well He did not get them done. So Friday night at 9pm I got panic struck when I realised the cars were not cut out. I grabbed the cars ran down to the garage traced the cars shapes that the boys wanted then I just looked at the saw and thought how the heck do you use this thing. Just then Dale came down sick as a dog and cut the cars out. I then sanded and painted the cars. The next day we put decals on the cars that made them look very sharp. I then clear coated them. I do have to say they were nice looking cars. The boys were happy so I was happy. We got to the Derby and everyone was eagerly weighing there cars I then realised I did not weight the cars. One of the little boys said here use these bullets I said hey why not so we hot glued the bullets to the car. The weight of the bullets made the car weigh 5oz just the weight it needed to be. It was now time to race the cars. I would like to say we won all the races. But we did not even come close. I think we won maybe 5 races. That was OK the boys had fun and that was all that mattered. It was then time for awards. All the boys got ribbons for making the cars and there were 3 winners from each age group and then a big trophy for best of show. It was very exciting watching the boys get the awards for 1st second and third places. We clapped and cheered for each boy. Then they announced That they had this big Trophy for Best of show and the winner Was Garrett. I never saw such pride on a little boys face. I think he was happier to get that trophy than if he would have been if he won the race. So I may not know how to make ar win a race bout I sure know how to make a car look pretty enough to win the best of show.. LOL


7 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Hurray! So glad you all had fun and WTG on winning Best of Show. :)

In transition said...

WoooHooo! Yeah Garret!

Ter said...

YaY garret! :)

shaina said...

So great! What good parents you two are!! You made their day.

Gabrielle said...

How fun! What super memories! :)

Amy said...

Love the Pinewood Derby! Congrats Garret on best of show!!

Kimberlee said...

That is awesome! Nick loves pinewood derby but he never won a trophy!