Hezekiah, age 7
Well, we did it. We (meaning, of course, Chuck and the kids) managed to get the cars made. And painted. And dried. Even if they did have to spend a bit of time drying in the oven…None of the kids got to decorate the cars the way they would have liked, but they did get cars to race.
Mordecai, age 9
Mordecai did manage a swaggin’ Ninja car…
Chuck felt really bad about not getting to the cars sooner. But it couldn’t be helped. At any rate, they finished six cars. One each for our Cub Scouts, Mordecai and Hezekiah and four “outlaw” cars for: Kalina, Jubilee, Tucker and Apollo.
Tilly helped with registration and assigning car numbers.
Hezekiah and his buddy, Ian.
Grandma came to cheer her Cub Scouts on.
Jubilee and Kalina…two beautiful sisters.
While the Baker’s Dozen cars didn’t claim any prizes, both Mordecai and Hezekiah won a couple of heats.
Tucker would want you to know that his care (yellow) won fourth in the outlaw race…and Apollo’s (the orange) won 5th.
You may want to check out our past Pinewood Derby races: 2011, 2010, 2008. And I know the boys raced in 2007 and 2009 but I can’t find the posts…
I wasn't at the actual derby, since I was away at the ladies retreat, but my friend Bridget was and took these photos. Thanks, Bridget.
This the the only photo of Mordecai. I guess he was feeling a bit shy?
"I had a skeleton and fire on my car. The car was black and yellow. It raced good. My favorite part about the Pinewood Derby was racing the car."
I love the look of concentration on Enoch's face. Next to him and fellow Webelos: Peter and Jonah.
I love that Bridget captured this photo of Tilly taking pictures. Before I left I put my kit lens on Tilly's photo (she usually shoots w/ a 50 mm) and told her "Just put it in auto and don't worry about it. The lighting is terrible at that's the best you're going to be able to do". To which she responded, "How do I put my camera in auto?". My heart swelled with pride. The girl didn't even know how to shoot photos in auto!
What a handsome man I'm married to. Whose heart wouldn't melt at the sight of their husband balancing his two youngest on his knees?
Enoch's car was voted favorite of by the Cub Scouts!
"Last year's car was better than this year. It won fifth place. But I got voted the favorite of Cub Scouts. I had fun racing."
Hezekiah built a car and was able to race in the Outlaw race (for siblings and Scouts whose cars are disqualified). He won third place!
"The sticker on my car was the same color as my car. The weight on top, on the red stripes made a lot more weight. Because it was longer than the ones inside the car. There was this pink one and it was racing awesome and a guy said it was the Pink Sled. I was almost all the way down but the sled caught up and then it got to the finish line right when mine did. Somebody had a Hershey Bar car but the person was in the Outlaw Race and the guy said 'Watch that Hershey Bar '."