2012 Pinewood Derby

The 2012 Pinewood Derby was held today.

The newly refurbished track

Trophies ready to hand out to the winners

The Wolf den cars. Kyle's is the second from the right in the front (#24)

The sibling cars. Ian's is the purple one in the middle.

The parent cars. Mine is the green and black one in the middle row

Waiting for the races to begin

Kyle's car ready to race

And they're off!

It's a close one...

Kyle sets a track record!

Kyle places second among the Wolf scouts

Ian's car ready to race

Ian wins the heat!

My car ready to race

Kyle shows off his "Best Use of the Color Blue" award

Kyle with his second place trophy

Snow Day!

Mid January, and we finally have the first real snow of the season. Now if only we had some hills…

Christmas 2011

Kyle and Ian set out cookies and milk for Santa Claus

Bill has a private moment with his Christmas present, a catnip-infused sushi toy

Savannah jealously guards her Christmas present

The new tree in all its glory

A Christmas miracle - the boys sitting still for a photo BEFORE opening their presents!

Kyle Bird

Ian Bird

Captain America, to the rescue!

10:30 am, and time for a nap.


The 2012 Pinewood Derby Lineup

Our new Pinewood Derby cars are finally complete, after about 1-1/2 months of work. I did the rough shaping and painting, but Kyle and Ian both picked out their designs, sanded their cars, put on stickers, and hammered on the wheels. They look pretty nice, now we just have to wait until February to see if they drive nice.

Left to right:
Skull Candy (Ian)
The Wolverine Wedge (Kyle)
The Green Streak (Me)