Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pinewood Derby 2012

Tyler had his annual Pinewood Derby this weekend. As with everything else right now, we have a limited access to supplies. We made do. I was able to pick up a few things at a pretty well stocked arts and crafts store on base and Shane was able to use the wood shop for cutting and sanding.
The only thing Ty ever really contributes is the vision. I pulled off a really lame custom Pokemon/Pokeball design. The title of his car is "Turtwig."

We had to leave space in the middle where the weights would be added.
Our pack joined with another one on post for a little more competition. These guys were serious. The cars had to be weighed in on Friday, then they were "impounded" and couldn't be touched by their owners until race time.

  (see the wii-mote? it won 1st, and was such a good idea! also an iCar)

 At one point I dared Ty to send his car down backwards, he did it. It's all about having fun, right??
In the end he didn't make it to the championship, however he did come in 1st and 2nd in a few of the heats, which is better than he's ever done in the past.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

Jacob will LOVE the pinewood derby! Such a robust group of German scouts! (: Miss you guys!