Monday, April 6, 2009

Awana Grand Prix

This year, I decided that we were going to skip the Awana Pinewood Derby Race.  There is so much work involved in prepping a car for this race.  Coming up with a design, cutting the block, sanding, painting, getting those axles just right.  Too much work!  So, you can imagine how I felt when Craig came home from Awana with 2 cars for us to work on.

AAARRRGGGHHH!  I guess I forgot to mention it to him.

Well, as the big day approached, we were kind of feeling like we would just do a “family fun” night and skip the races.  Then my sweet Mason said, “Mom, I know it is a lot of work, but I can just race the block”.  This melted my heart.  So we changed plans and got in high gear to get our cars ready as the race was only 5 days away. 

We did all the prepping. . . both on the cars and on the boys hearts in case they didn’t come home with a trophy.

Here are a few pictures. . . Mason’s car is the red, black and yellow one . . Miles’s car is the green and yellow ship/car.

collage grand prix

No trophy this year, but Mason walked away having raced the fastest heat of the night! 203.8 MPH.

Here are two of our favorite cars. . . 


They have already started talking about plans for the next race.

We’ll see.



mom said...

Hey, I recognize a couple of those cars in your pictures! :-)

Mason can be quite proud of his fast time and being a gentleman through a difficult call....

Tammy ~@~

Tina said...

Thanks. . I think it was harder on the parents :)

Anonymous said...

Great Pictures Tina!
I think they (AWANA) should have this every year!!