Thursday, June 3, 2010

Derby days


Recently my Boy participated in a friendly Derby Race Car extravaganza!  Well not really an extravaganza, but it sounds better when you have to get up really E-A-R-L-Y on a Saturday and sit inside a VERY COLD gymnasium.  My boy had worked on his car for weeks learning everything there is to know about Derby Car.  I had no idea what to expect so when we walked in and I saw the ramp and computers all set up, I realized Derby was REALLY for the big boys!  (i.e.  Daddy's who still like their toys)

Obviously this is all very high tech stuff! ha ha

I was amused to see there was also a "Pit" area in case your Derby car needed some work.

The time has finally arrived... 
the time you anticipate, agonize, stress over... 
My Boy's face says it all... the "weigh in"

The results... SUCCESS!!!!

Go B-1!  Go B-1!!  Go B-!!

The competition...

Oh look!  Refreshments!  Coffee, yes I'll have coffee please!
Sorry Ma'am, coffee is all gone.  Would you be interested in hot cocoa?

Why YES, yes I would be interested!

At last, the big moment arrived!  
Round after round of racing, the winners moved up and up the ladder!
Look at the young boy in the orange hoodie... he's got fingers crossed on both hands!  Adorable!

Uh - Oh, doesn't look like we'll be going home a trophy winner today...

Oh well, next year we'll try again!  We still had lots of fun and it was a great project for my Boy to have through the winter months.

Did or does your family participate in the Derby Races?


9 Cha Cha Bloggers left a comment:

Ann June 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

Jackie, grandson, in a scout. The have Pinewood Derby races in February-March. Jackie's car won last year, but came in about 4-5 this year. He enjoys it very much!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams June 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM  

How cute!! This is a fabulous thing for boys to do. His car is very colorful and he should have won just for the art!!

Happy Weekend,

the voice of melody June 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

It looked like so much fun! He did a great job on his car too. That had to have been such a fun project to work on. :)

We haven't done this with Sweet Cheeks but he's in many sports which my husband coaches so every weekend and many weeknights are spent at the ball field (year-round). Not much time to fit in any other activity at this point but maybe in the future.

Have a great weekend and week ahead!

Miss Jean June 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

What will make a lasting impression on your son is not whether he won or lost. But his Mom and Dad were there with him, encourging him all the way.

Good Job!

steviewren June 6, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

My 2 oldest sons did this when they were in Awanas when they were about 10. I remember the set-up and the competition. Your son looks like he had fun. How about your big boy? Did he have a good time too?

Susan June 8, 2010 at 4:12 AM  

Brings back fond memories of pinewood derby days ! boys will be
boys !

Sandra June 8, 2010 at 4:30 AM  

We did that every year at a church we went to. My oldest daughters won for most original. She made it a piano and painted the keys on there and even had a little sheet music on there. It looked really good. My other daughter made a corn on the cob one that won one year. I made one and got some clipart of money off the internet and decoupaged it on the block and then put that scripture about the love of money on it, where the wrapper would be for a stack of money. My husband made his look like a tool box for a truck. They really decorated up at that church for it too, with popcorn and nachos and even brought in a real race car for decoration. They are lots of fun!!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? June 8, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

Your Boy seems as though he had a blast, Janeen! It seems to take a lot of creativity and know how! My hats off to him, Janeen! Of course it would have been nice to win...there is next year, but I'm sure he feels wonderful for having entered! Good luck to next year! :))

The Brown Recluse (TBR) June 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

I've seen that on TV...but never really seen one around here. I think it would be a great thing for kids to do, though.
Your son looks like he's happy win or lose! Great attitude.