Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pinewood Derby

So Pinewood Derby was about a 1 1/2 months ago and I'm finally getting around to posting some pics of it.  This is Alex's second derby and I was a little nervous about the whole thing because I would be the one helping him build his car.  And I'm not handy.  Well Alex designed the car and we both took turns sawing the block of wood.  The sides were a bit uneven but Alex didn't notice and said it looked perfect.  We sanded, he painted and put on the stickers he selected and I put on the wheels (with some complications) and the car was good to go!  The day of the derby came and it really is fun to see all the different designs the boys come up with and to see the races.  Alex did great!  He came in 3rd for Bears which meant he got to advance to the final round where he placed 3rd overall!  Alex got 2 trophies (one for placing in Bears and the other for overall) and couldn't be happier! 

3rd Place trophy for Bears

The winning car and trophies.