Journey to the Derby

Here is a walk through our journey to the Cub Scouts
Pine Wood Derby!!

I didn’t take a picture of the block of wood they started with =o( so we started our picture documentation after the boys had told daddy how they wanted it shaped and he cut the wood into that shape. (as close as possible anyway =o) Here they are sanding the wood!
1st two pics the boys are painting a protective coat on it before they paint it with their color. the 3rd pic is of daddy melting what he is using to add weight to the car. 4th pic is of our oldest spray painting his car.
1st pic Our youngest spray painting his. 2nd pic is of our youngest car 3rd pic is of our oldest car 4th pic is of our oldest adding the stickers to it
1st pic Our youngest is putting the stickers on 2nd and 3rd pic is of the cars after the stickers and before the wheels are put on 4th pic is of daddy putting the wheels on the cars.
1st pic is of the car after the wheels and after the boys finished painting the bottom of the cars 2nd pic is of the boys holding the cars beside the track right before the race. 3rd pic is looking down from the starting point of the track 4th pic is of both our boys watching a race.
1st pic is of our oldest watching (and smiling) his car (on green stripe) take the lead 2nd pic of his car winning as they near the finish line. 3rd pic is of our youngest car (on yellow strip) in the lead 4th pic is of our youngest car winning as they near the finish line

Here are our proud boys and their proud dad after they won and received their 1st place trophies. Our oldest won 1st place in the Tiger Den and he also came in 2nd place for the Grand Prix Race (A race between all the winners of the night) Our youngest who is a future Cub won 1st place in the Siblings Open Competition.
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This was a great experience for them. They worked very hard with daddy on their cars. They had a great time tonight eating pizza, being with new friends, racing their cars and winning was just a bonus!! I am so glad we joined the Cub Scouts!!
***I know this isn’t about nature, I messed up and posted to my nature blog instead of my family/HS Blog =o(***
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