Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Start Your Engines......

We had the opportunity to participate in our first Pinewood Derby tonight. Ian was pretty excited about this endeavor and announced yesterday that he didnt care if he won or not. Yeah, that all changed tonight however when he realized that he actually was not going to win. He was a good sport about it though. Im pretty sure that next year, he is going to be a little more particular about the specs of the car. Being that this was our first one, it was a learning experience and Ian and Denver already have a strategy in mind for the next car. It was a lot of fun watching them build the car and then watching it go in the end.....Denver was able to use some machines at work to carve the shape of the car but Ian did all the painting and the application of the decals. He is pretty proud of his car and so are we!! Denver quietly whispered that he was just relieved to see it make it all the way to the finish line. There were some cars that didnt even do that!
Also tonight Ian was awarded his Wolf badge. We are very proud of him and hope he continues to enjoy the scouting program....Here is a little slideshow of pictures and I couldnt resist trying to film the race.....you will see right away that it was difficult, but it still shows the car in action if only for a split second

video

3 comments:

Alisha said...

Pinewood derbys are fun, but very competitive....I think the dad's have as much fun as the boys! His car looks great!

Turley fam said...

Awesome car Ian, I especially love the driver. That was a nice touch.

pete/chris whipple said...

Those pictures are all great!!!! Especially the one with Denver and Ian together!