Saturday, March 24, 2007

a day at the derby

I'm feeling quite a bit better today, so we spent a couple of hours this afternoon at the 2nd Annual Homeschool Pinewood Derby. There were three heats of races, two for the kids and one for the adults. Here are some of the kids' cars.

Jesse's is the black 007 car with the blue windshield and Leah's is the purple one with the blue flower. There was a great turnout and lots of enthusiasm, with hoots and cheers and clapping all around. The creativity of the cars was FANTASTIC -- everything from a guinea pig car to a tabasco car, with lots of flames and Legos, angles and slopes and curves and fins.

Jesse eventually positioned himself as the Official Starting Gate Attendant and took his post very seriously, with two car-placing cohorts being equally attentive and professional.

Great fun was had by all, including (or maybe especially!) the winners of The Turtle Award, Cierra and Scott, whose cars ran the slowest in the kids' and adults' races, respectively.

There is, of course, already talk of revisions to next year's models.
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Blogger Lorraine said...

Love the cars. We have similar races in our Awana program and it is always a blast. Hope you're feeling better - much better. Is the knitting mojo back?

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