Sunday, June 22, 2008

Derby Day

Saturday was our first experience with our own Pinewood Derby Car. Our ward had a Pinewood Derby race for anyone and everyone to enter. So we did.

Now, with Ben, you don't just make a fast car. You have to make a car with character. So that's what we did. We came up with the idea of making a sled - but not just any sled, the Avalanche. So Ben built it and made it pretty much look exactly like the real Avalanche (but with wheels of course). It was a beaut. He did a few things to make it faster - since he didn't want it to be the slowest one. And it turns out we weren't The Slowest. We even won "Most Creative Car."

It was a fun evening:

Jonas with the Avalanche.

The boys' favorite part of the evening probably - eating popsicles.

Wow, look how fast the Avalanche is going.

The Avanlanche and the Babe. The girl in his arms is pretty cute too.


Melissa said...

I love the little cut-out pictures. :)

erin said...

i too love the cut outs! they're hysterical.

D&A said...

wow, emmy looks so grown up. it's like ben could just set her down and she could walk away. how fun! the boys are cute, ahem, i mean handsom as well :)

N Pendleton said...

How fun! And no wonder you got the most creative!

Meg said...

I love it!!! How absolutely cute is that? What a creative idea.

Niederfam said...

Way too creative....that is Awesome, and I'm glad to hear it won most creative, how could it not????? :)