Sunday was the annual Pinewood Derby races for Scouts. This is the first year that Drew and Noah were competing against each other so I was curious to see how that would play out. The boys got creative with their cars this year and did most of the work by themselves. As you can see below, Noah made his to look like a Hershey bar but named his Noah Bar. Drew's is the plain block of wood next to his. It's made to look like he didn't do anything to it but add the wheels but actually he sawed it in half, hollowed out the insides and glued it back together and put weights in the back. It amazed everyone that it was fast. It's kind of funny because everyone spends hours making theirs look good but it doesn't take much to make it fast!
Noah's cheesing in this picture because his car just took 1st place. Drew's took 2nd during his heat so we knew it would be a close race. The first time their two cars raced each other, Noah's beat Drew's and that didn't go over well.
In the end, out of their pack, Noah placed in 3rd and Drew got 4th. I was proud of them and their hard work. The first two places out of each pack get to go to the mall next Saturday for the city wide races. Our 2nd place person will be out of town so that means Noah gets bumped up and will get to compete Saturday for the championships. Drew handled it very well, especially since this is technically his last year he can race. So that's where we'll be next Saturday afternoon if anyone wants to watch Noah Bar race!
Here's a picture of Noah with his car and trophy. You can tell he's proud of his first year of racing. Do you like the new haircut?? He wanted to be bald so he wouldn't have to wash his hair anymore. This was the compromise.
I'm not posting the picture of Drew with his car because he was sulking about Noah beating him in it. Frankly, it pissed me off. He should have been happy to place and get a trophy. Sometimes he's too competitive and he can definitely be a sore loser. Luckily he got over with fairly quickly but I have to say I was disappointed in him.
Happy St Patrick's Day!! It's going to be a beautiful weathered one here!