Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Derby Time

Since Ben is now a Tiger Scout, we got front row seats to the Derby! The Pinewood Derby that is...what, is there another kind of Derby?? We have been looking forward to this for a while now. I remember my Dad and brother building cars and Paul remembers building his own cars with his Dad, so this was a real treat to experience it as a parent, especially with a kid like Ben who gets so excited about things like this! He got very into building it, decorating it, and making sure everything was ready for the big day!  Here he is with his dragon inspired car...

And here he is ready to watch his car's heat!

On your mark, get set...

Oh the anticipation!!!  GO!!!

Although his car did not win, he was still thrilled with the experience! 

Checking out to see who won...

A lot of the cars had really cool designs too, although some were obviously taken from online ideas (as there were multiple that looked very similar).  So although Ben didn't win a design award either, we give him props for coming up with an ORIGINAL idea :)
And there was food there too.  The girls mostly played with their friends, but after a while, Abbey took it upon herself to pass out food to anyone that was left!  What a great hostess!

All in all, a very fun afternoon.  And I think we have a few ideas to incorporate into next year's car!
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