Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our First Pinewood Derby

Boy oh boy!! I had NO idea of what we were in for with Karson's first derby. He only started scouts a couple of weeks ago. I grew up with all sisters, and didn't realize what an intense ordeal this was. Karson was lucky this year to have his dad, and both grandpa's to help him with his car and race. He had a very good attitude about this, and was very excited about his car. He called it "the Twilight" after Anikin Skywalker's ship. He even glued an Anikin head to the car. The car did not even come close to placing, however we had a wonderful time with Papa who came up to the race with us. It was a great first experience.
Grandpa Fred Nydegger helped Karson weight the car

Grandpa Fred Kunz came race night to help as Aaron was out of town, and very disappointed to miss this first derby. So it was fun to have Grandpa there.

Karson was also awarded a music belt loop, as well as his bobcat award. He got to pin a little bobcat pin on me, and I got to paint the different color things on Karsons face. They have meaning but I forgot what they were for. ;D

Karson and his buddies getting amped up for the big race.

A very talented man in our ward made every boy who participated a special award. Which was so nice, because that was as close as we would come to getting any.

This is a pic of all of the cars, about 20 boys participated.

Karson, and his buddy Taylor...Taylor did very well in the races.

Karson before one of his heats.

Here are all of the pack that participated in the 2009 Pinewood Derby.

What a great learning experience for all of us. Karson had a blast....mom thinks that we will go out of town for the next one!!


Jamie said...

How fun! Corbin's first one is coming up next week. We haven't even started on his car yet. I hope I don't get stuck making this one too.

Jeron & Brook said...

I hope Jamie is wrong and that we have another week! They are fun, but sooo... much work! :)

Teri said...

Kristi- Great pictures. And Karson did so well. :) It was fun afterall was said and done, eh??