Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pinewood Derby update

The Pinewood Derby was last night. I helped do Cade, Ethans, and Braeden's (friend) car's. I did the same thing on each car and didn't do anything special in putting the wheel's in. We added weight at the end to each of the cars, with Braeden having a little less than Ethans and Cades. I was rushing around trying to ask people if I could borrow some coins! There were cars there that were right on the weight and much closer to the weight limit than the boys! So........ get this.....Braeden's car won every race but one and he came in second in that one! Cade did pretty good with a few second's and thirds, and Ethans got a few 3rd's but mostly 4th places! So they all did much better than expected and I was totally shocked that Braeden's did so well. So maybe the weight wasn't as important? I don't know! Overall Braeden came in first, Cade tied for 4th, and Ethan didn't get a place, but all the kids got fun trophies and certificates. They had a good time, and Ethan had a pretty good attitude. I tried to take a few pictures, but was distracted by watching the races and talking to other parents. I haven't put the pictures on the computer yet, but will get to that sometime.

So that's the pinewood derby news, thank goodness it wasn't depressing! Dennis didn't want to go, he didn't want to see disappointed faces. He was really surprised when I told him later. Daniel had a game right after that so we went straight to Daniel's game. Unfortunately they lost, but it was a closer lose than the last two games. Daniel had trouble with his hitting and struck out, he wants to do well so bad and is really hard on himself. He is a great fielder though and usually plays third base. He was kept on his toes last night and did a great job!

5 comments:

redshoes595 said...

good for you Suzy. The boys love the Pine Wood Derby and its not about winning right?! Collin wanted to do his all by himself and so we asked him if he was worried about winning and he said no, so his was an official 8 yr olds car. We were proud of him. good job with the winning though. That is great for the kids.

The Crazy Holdens said...

Good job on the pine wood durby races. Did you ever see the movie Pine Wood Durby. It's great. It's about dads that give thier sonns money for whatever so they can build the cars.

Sandi said...

Nice job! It's good to hear the boys were happy with it all. Sounds like a ton of fun!

CJ said...

It's okay Suzy. They will remember that they raced a car that was their own, and not a "dad" car. You should see the movie "Down and Derby". Hilarious!

Rebecca said...

Pinewood Derby! How fun! How fun!