Thursday, March 18, 2010

Derby Night

Ah, the night that strikes fear into every mom that doesn't have a husband home. Thank goodness, our kind neighbor helped Sam cut out his car and weighted it before he left for his OWN 6-month deployment. Then all we had to do was paint it. Not so easy when your son wants a tiger. Last year's cheetah didn't do so hot, so we weren't expecting much.

You should have seen the look on Sam's face when he won his first race. And his second. And his third! He finally lost in the last heat, but had a great time cheering with his friends and was delighted with the overall experience.











The night got a little long for Josh and Anna so we took off right after the last race of the evening.














So we had no idea until this morning when our friends dropped off this little surprise!!


Aw yeah, mommy managing Pinewood Derby?? Check!

10 comments:

Marisa said...

Way to go. We're hoping for a better racing next year :-(.

Leenz said...

That's awesome! Congrats Sam, you rock!

Jeni said...

Yehaw!! Cool car.

Aren't you guys about to head down to visit Tony any day now?

Our family's favorite rides were the Star Wars at Hollywood Studios and at Epcot....Soarin...hands down. You have to ride Soarin! Maybe you have heard of it but we hadn't until the TV in our hotel showed all the highlights of the parks.

Anonymous said...

What a cool tiger racing car! And it is FAST, too. Way to go, Sam. We love you and are proud of you.
(Good job, too, Mom.)

the grandma

Army Wife Quilter said...

awesome for sam. I saw the track the night before and it looked so high tech. did the boys love it.

Cherie said...

Congratulations Sam!! Very creative car.

Jenn said...

What an awesome car! We've just got a month until Hayden starts going to scouts.

James said...

What a great job by Sam and Mom. We're proud of you both and were thinking about you. I sure wish I could have been there but he probably wouldn't have done as well.

Love,
gpa

mooreinterest said...

I love it! The tiger idea, iy's flawless, and to win some races....that's even better! Nice work Sam!

Liz said...

Great job Sam! What a cool tiger car. And... way to go Mom too!