Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Big Race Day


            Well it's here!  Brody's big race day at the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby.  He & his Daddy worked hard on their car to get it ready to race.  Hours and hours of carving, sanding, gluing, painting....... right Matt? Well, maybe not that much time.  But after seeing some of the cars "made" by these 1st & 2nd grade boys, you'd think they spent months on them.  I am all about the bonding that occurs between the boy & his dad over the pinewood car, but seriously, had you seen some of these cars, you'd know that the boys were given very little to do to make it.  Some of these dads got WAY too into it for me.
            How did we do?  Not bad for his first year:


Look at all the fancy cars made by first grade boys....yeah right.


ours was the cammo- Brody's choice


ready to race

and we're ahead!!

yes!

proud boy!


gotta love it!



2010 Pinewood Derby from Rebecca Darling on Vimeo.


13 comments:

Stacey said...

How fun! I am sure the win is even more special because he had a part in making it!

Mocha with Linda said...

Been there, done that, both with Cubs and church R.A.s And yeah, my husband and I both got totally disgusted with the way the dads handled it. I'm not sure those kids learned anything other than letting Dad handle everything for them. (Ditto the experience with science projects etc.)

Um, can you tell this is a bit of a soap box for me?! LOL

Miller Racing Family said...

How fun! I can't believe all he detail (the CARS look a like). I agree I don't think the first graders did all that. Love the camoo car and looks like it was a winner. I love the photo of the little man cheering. Great Job, Boys!

jennykate77 said...

That looks like SOOO much fun! I bet he had a blast. You can tell by the expression on his face that he is very proud of his car! I'm sure dad is too!! =)

Nicolasa said...

That is so much fun! My husband was in cub scouts and I showed him this post! He enjoyed it!

Alli said...

Fuuuun! I think Jason still has his when he was a Boy Scout. And you are so right, those were not done by 7 yr olds! It made me think of the Brothers and Sisters (do you watch it?) recent episode of the science fair with obvious parent-made entries. :)

Love the cammo!

Jan said...

Yeah Jack!!

How fun!

A racer in the family!

Love
Illinois Grandma Jan

jenjen said...

That is sooo fun! I remember those races! You are lucky to have another boy to go through cubscouts again with! We had such a fun time making those cars!

Hope you are having a great week Becca!

XOXO
Jen

Kelli said...

What a neat event! My husband would love something like that.

Michelle said...

LOVE the car! How exciting! :)

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Visiting from Texas Blogger Gals. Your post brings back memories for sure! My son is 26 now... I STILL remember the Pinewood Derbys!! LOL!

Xazmin said...

Yay! And I love the camo car!

Pinewood derby is so fun...I remember my brother's doing it...now my boy is too old, I miss it!

Vivienne said...

Fabulous! And I love that father and son actually worked on it together. It's obvious from some of the other cars that dad made it and son watched. Victory must be even sweeter for those who follow the rules!
:)

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