Thursday, February 07, 2008

Another January Highlight

One of our big events in January, other than Jensen's birthday, is the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Jim and Jackson worked hard on Jackson's car.

It turned out great and was a big style improvement over last year. Last year was their first year and they really didn't know what they were doing. Plus we were living in the apartment and they had to sit on the balcony for work space and had virtually no tools to work with.

This year however, they researched cars on the internet, downloaded plans for the car Jackson picked out, used fancy tools to cut the shape out of a block of wood, weren't used to the tools and had to go buy another block of wood, finally got it all sanded, weighted, painted and varnished and ready for the big race. The main goal was for the car to stay on the track since last year's did not. They succeeded and the car came in about 6th place out of 12 in the Bear dens. Jim and Jackson both studied the cars that did well in the race so I'm sure next year there will be big design improvements. I can't wait!

2008 Model Year

2007 Model Year


Anonymous said...

Wow! Cool beans--love the fire on the side! Tell me though, how come Jackson looked so much happier last year????!!!! ;-) Cindi

Rita said...

Because Jackson is way too cool now to smile for pictures.

My Name is Kaity. said...

That was the same thing I was going to say! Jack's car looks awesome, but the kid looks miserable!

Heather said...

cool Jackson... tell him it's over, we know better... love the flames!