Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Triumph of the Pinewood Derby

Guess who won the Pinewood Derby last night...


We've been doing Pinewood Derby for a few years now. It seems to stress John more than me. He feels the cars should be super cool but the boys and I feel the cars should be whatever the boys want to do. John usually agrees in the end :) This year Hyrum picked his own design. It was a Hummer. He cut out the car himself (with adult help) and painted it. John weighted it to make sure is was an exact 5.0 and they spent some time getting the wheels just right. I put a little extra graphite on right before the race and (as Math would say) voila...Hy's car was the fastest for both of the wards that raced.



John finally won his first Pinewood Derby. When asked how it made him feel that after all these years someone finally won?? The answer...he was disappointed. John said he didn't feel any different and it hadn't changed life the way he dreamed it would :) Shocking...

PS - It was hard to believe that this year Josh was too old for the Pinewood Derby :(

3 comments:

Leah Prince said...

Nice job Hyrum. Your design was very different from what your dad used to choose. He always went small, smooth, sleek, plain, usually black... except someone once did a cheetah look and that might have been your dad.

Jet said...

Congrats to Hyrum! Although we didn't see the car finished, we had a good feeling about it. ;)

Jet said...

Also, in the top picture, Matthew crack me up. :)