Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pinewood Derby!...

Last week was Josh's FIRST Pinewood Derby!  Todd lucked out when a guy in our ward announced that he would have a workshop to help dads who didn't have all of the woodworking tools to build their cars.  Todd and Josh went over with a drawing of how they wanted the car to look, and came home with the car all cut out and ready to sand and paint!  The hard part was out of they way--but oh my, you don't realize the details that have to go into a Pinewood Derby car to make it complete!  Not only did they have to sand it, paint it, and put the wheels on, they also had to figure out where to put the weight and how much to put in.  The hard thing about building your car is it's hard to know how it's going to actually perform on a track without trying it out...well, on a track!  The car worked great on our kitchen floor...but I'm sorry to say, it didn't translate very well to the race track!  The first two races Josh got 2nd, but it was downhill from there, and his car took 3rd on every race (there were 3 cars in every race).  In fact, when they were handing out the little trophys at the end, Josh was telling his Dad that he thought he won 3rd place, because his car took 3rd place the most!  OOPS!  Oh well, Josh's car won the award for "Best in Show", even though it wasn't the fastest car, he still had a great time.  Todd was a little deflated...(pinewood derby reflects more on the dad's manliness than the boys you know...) but was a good sport, and vowed that next year we would do better--which shouldn't be too hard!  Love you Josh!


1 comment:

Erin said...

Glad to see Josh still has a huge smile afterwards!

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