Last Thursday, Kenny got to participate in his first ever Pinewood Derby. He worked hard getting ready for it and had a great time! He and Aaron worked together to come up with the design and then they both cut it out together. Kenny did almost of all of the sanding and painting by himself! He had very definite ideas of how he wanted it done. When I would give an idea, he would say "no! I want it like this!" So, okay, it was his car he got to do it how he wanted! We were all really proud of the finished product.
Here is is sanding the car:
I never did get any pictures of him painting the car, but here is the finished product- he was ready to go!
When we got there, we had to add some weight to it to make it closer to 5 oz. It was way light. But, all the other cars had to either add or remove weight too, so it was no big deal. In the end, it was fair because all cars weighed right at about 5 oz. Here is the line up of all the cars that participated (Kenny's is the last on the left.)
Yes- the one in the middle really is designed as a number 2 pencil. I thought that was the most unique idea I had ever seen for a derby car!
Kenny's car did great! Each car got to race 4 times and Kenny won 3 out of the 4 races he was in! That awarded him 3rd Place!!!!! Go Kenny! Here is one of his winning races caught on video for your viewing pleasure. (sorry, the first 20 seconds is waiting for the race to start while trying to keep the girls away from the track....)
Here is Kenny receiving his award from his cub master, and then a picture with his favorite mom.
We were so proud of him getting third place in his first pinewood derby ever! We may have to work on sportsmanship a little bit since was a little upset he lost one of the races-we were just excited that he won any at all and getting third place was just a bonus! Congratulations, Kenny!!!
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