Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pinewood Derby Results.

Dan and Peter had three days (instead of the three weeks they usually spend tinkering around) when we returned from Massachusetts to get Peter's Pinewood Derby car ready for the big race.

Since he's a Weeblo II, this would be his last year to compete.  They worked furiously and got it ready in time.

Saturday afternoon was the big event and well, it was a bust.  Peter's car came in 4th in his den and was not fast enough to qualify for the Grand Finals.  But, you know what?  That's okay.

They had a good time working on the car and as always, I feel like Peter learned some good lessons:  work ethic, good sportsmanship, and finding the good in a not-so-good day. 

And besides, we are still riding high from his Pack Championship from two years ago!  And as Dan told him, 5 race cars and 1 Grand Championship isn't all that bad!  (Although I think Peter still believes that 5 race cars should equal 5 Grand Championships!)

The boys with their car.

Their feelings about the car's performance!

Putting the car on the track for one of the heats.

Watching it go!

It's in the thick of things!

And proof that he did at least win one heat!


Mari said...

Glad they had fun anyway - and they have a great sense of humor in that one picture!

Madeline said...

Ah well. It looks like they had a good time together anyhow.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh….they TRIED!!!! I love the photos.
What is the saying……at least you tried?? They have the memories and that is a great thing.