Saturday, January 24, 2009

Real Boys Race Cars...

Today was the Pinewood Derby for the boys' Cub Scout Pack. Spencer and the boys have been working on the cars all month. Ben, especially, has been talking about the race A LOT!! Since the night that he got his car kit, Ben has asked Spencer pretty much every night if they could work on his car. He was very excited about making his own car and racing it.

The "planning phase", late December

Ben took it very seriously

Drew, not so much.
Nice...ummmm...zoo glasses Drew?!?!

LOL! Just kidding about Drew. He and Jack did not take it as seriously as Ben, but all of the boys worked very hard. Spencer did the cutting, but the boys did all of the planning, sanding and painting of the cars.
The finished products.
(Jack, Drew, Ben)

So, as I said, today with the big day! Spencer was a bit nervous, but the boys were convinced that they were going to win. I have to admit that the entire thing was really cool. It was a huge set up. We were there for almost 4 hours and everyone had a really good time. There was lots of food, music, racing, raffles and lots and lots of trophies.
51 race cars!!
Each car raced 4 times and each Cub Scout got a turn pushing the button to start the race.

Charlie also enjoyed the Pinewood Derby.
Coloring pages, pizza and CARS that go "Wheeesh".
What could be cooler than that for a 2 year old boy!!

And, now for the results. They set it up so that every scout that was a "good sport" would get a trophy. Of course, in my adult mind, I heard everyone is getting a trophy. Jack though, was paying very close attention and probably asked me 15 times if I saw that he was being a "good sport". He finally confided in me that he heard the Cubmaster say that only Cub Scouts that were "good sports" would get a trophy. I loved that!! Jack is very competitive and often has to fight to keep his composure when he doesn't win.

And, NOW for the our den, Ben received 5th place, Jack received 2nd place and Drew received 1st place!! I have never seen such a big smile on Drew's face as when he went up to get his 1st place trophy. It was so COOL!! I think he was in shock and was just so thrilled. Drew is so easy going and not usually very competitive, but it was really neat to see that he was so excited about winning. Jack and Ben were also very pleased with their trophies. Of course, we were a little concerned that Ben would be disappointed about losing to his brothers, but he was quite proud of his trophy and was happy to be the first of the brothers with 2 trophies!! Jack was also very proud of his 2nd place trophy.

Drew...look at that happy boy!!



Overall, they scored 24th, 25th and 35th. Not too bad for a bunch of Rookie Tiger Cubs and their actuary dad. Next year should be interesting, the boys were all eye-ing the other cool cars and getting some BIG ideas!! Should be fun. Spencer better start researching this stuff now. :)


The Wright Trips said...

Congrats Boys! That is soo cool Kelly. I can't wait to experience those things. I bet you were one proud mama. You should be! They are all so handsome.


JO said...

Delurking to say hello and what handsome boys you have.

Looks like everyone had a great time. Boys are such fun (I have 4 of them too).

Nicole O'Dell said...

What a blast! They are sooo cute!

Jennifer said...

I'm not sure I have ever seen 'that' smile on Drew's face before. Congrats to all trophey winners (good sports).

Cathy said...

Congratulations Ben, Jack and Drew!! Your cars look AWESOME!!! You guys did a great job painting them... maybe next time you can help me paint your house! LOL!!

We will need the weather to be nice so we can race them down the driveway!! Keep up the great work! :)

Anonymous said...

It looks the boys had so much fun. Congratulations Ben, Jack and Drew!!! You guys did a great job.