Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pinewood Derby

Coleman was so excited to participate in his first Pinewood Derby this year. He really wanted to design a cool car, and despite our warnings that this design probably wouldn't go very fast, he still wanted to go for it. He and Ryan worked hard to shape his block of balsa wood into a boat. That's right, a boat. They added some weights and sanded and painted and drilled and designed sails using scout emblems. It was lovely! Just as we suspected, it didn't go very fast, and there were a few moments that I wanted to cry for him that his car didn't win the race, but he didn't seem to be bothered at all. He loved showing it off and racing it over and over again. Maybe next year he will be more concerned with the speed than the design, but for this time around he was as  happy as he could be to race his boat.


Kristi said...

That smile just says it all!! Things like that make me sad that we don't have boys. Can we borrow Coleman? :)

Ria said...

It's good that he felt that way. He's a good sport and enjoyed the fun!