Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Last month my son participated his first Pinewood Derby. I let my husband and Max handle getting the car ready for the big day. My husband had to go out of town and couldn't make it to the Pinewood Derby, so I went with specific instructions on how to carry the car and how to apply the graphite right before the race. (This is serious business!)

When we arrived at the event, we had to weigh in/measure the car. Guess what? The car was too long. If you haven't been to a Pinewood Derby, it's a pretty intense dad & son event, so you can images my panic when I found out the car was the wrong size. Thankfully a really nice older guy (who I hadn't ever met) helped us out and got the car to meet the measurements. After the crisis was adverted, things went smoothly after that.

Max won a race and didn't win others, but he had a great time which was all I was hoping for.

Now we get to look forward to the cub scout raingutter regatta in the fall. :)

All of the supplies for my layout are from the Fancy Pants Beach Bum line. Don't you love how a beach line works for other topics too?


  1. How nice of someone helping you meet the requirements!!! I loveeeeeeeee the lo! I love love love the photos and loving the banners! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. WOw! How cool that your son got to participate in something like that! Thats so nice of the guy that helped you guys fix his car too, wew! I looove that lo, its adorable! :)

  3. My brothers both did Pinewood Derby. How fun! Great layout!! :)

  4. such a CUTE layout!! love the story behind the "almost" mishap! :)



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