Friday, March 6, 2009

The Fast and the Furious

Aaron and Ian spent hours perfecting the sleek arrow shaped car for the big Pinewood Derby on Wednesday night. They chiseled, sanded, buffed, painted, sculpted, weighed and reweighed (to make sure it did not exceed the 5 oz. maximum weight). They even superglued the wheels on!

At the final weigh-in, Ian's car weighed in at exactly 5 oz. He was ready to go.

When his number was called (#4), he proudly walked up to the raceway. We all watched with bated breath as the cars were lined up. "Go!" The four cars raced down the track. Unfortunately, Ian's car did NOT shoot like an arrow down the hill. However, it did look like an arrow. An arrow that took its time getting to its destination. Car #4 came in last.

Before Ian made it back to where we were seated, lots of conversation went on.

Cali said to Aaron, "I really think you should've made the front end heavier."

Aaron said to Cali, "Well, it's too late now isn't it?!"

Cali said to no one in particular, "Oh, poor Ian. Last place."

Aaron said to Cali, "Stop saying things like that!"

When Ian got back to us there was lots of, "Good job, Ian. Your car looked so cool. We love the shape of your car. We'll just have to try another shape next year."

Ian's response was, "There won't be a next year! I'm turning 11."



bryan said...

some lessons in life are meant to be learned the hard way. I feel his pain.

Annalyse said...

We feel his pain, too. The exact same thing happened to Brenden last year. His car looked way cool, but it was slow and also came in last. I felt so bad for him and for Steve. Our ward is doing it again this year and we have to try it again in April. I am thinking that we might just need to BUY a car, do you think that is possible? Poor Ian.

The Heaton's said...

What a cool car Ian! I think they should give awards for the coolest looking cars! When I think of Pinewood Derby Cars I am grateful I only have girls:) I guess in life we can't win everything! Better luck next time Ian on what ever you do!