Off to the Races!

It’s that time of year again! Pinewood Derby time baby!!!

This was Eli’s 1st Pinewood Derby. He was soooo jazzed about it! He went through several brainstorming sessions before he decided on the car he really wanted. One of them was to make The Black Pearl from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I was stoked about that idea…however, Jared reminded us how hard that would be to make. Especially since we pretty much have no tools! LOL!
So he chose to make Lightening McQueen from The Cars movie. 😀

It’s so fun to see them working hard together. Eli loves projects. He lit up every time Jared told him it was time to work on it. It took about 2 weeks to make.

All sanded down and ready for some paint! 😀 Doesn’t it look great already!?!

I thought this was VERY clever. They built a little stand so they could spray paint the whole thing all at once! 🙂

Get ready for your close up!

The finished product!
I love the attention to detail!!!

One very excited kid! 😛

The BIG night!

We rented a new track this year. It was all electronic. It was sweeeeet! Brother Krahn (a.k.a. Dr. Krahn…my foot dr….lol!) set up the cars for each race. Eli’s is there in the middle!

Lightening McQueen was a fighter!

Eli’s car won the “Fast Like Lightening” Award! 

He placed 17th out of 22 racers. It was ok though. He had a great attitude and had a ton of fun! He’s a really good sport and that is better than winning in my book! 😀

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