#2 participated in his pack's Pinewood Derby last week. Mr. Wiedz and #2 had worked on the car all of January. They learned a lot last year and used some books and tips and supplies that a graduating family passed down to us. They were quite excited about the whole thing this year.
The planning process. #2 and Mr. Wiedz consulted some books and drew out the design of the car and discussed their plan. It was a really great dad/#2 process to watch.
Standing nervously in line to weigh in and turn in his car. We were all hoping that it would make weight, that they hadn't done something wrong, that they would get the thumbs up to race.
#2 named his car the "Dark Knight" and it joined all the other cars waiting to race.
All the boys sit around the track and cheer for their car and their friends cars. Each car get to race 8 races randomly choosen by the computer. They've got quite a great set-up and some really awesome dads who volunteer to run the whole thing!
Our whole family doesn't regularly attend the pack meetings. Of course, the Pinewood Derby is an exception as it is so fun to cheer on all the boys. But the meeting goes on so long that the little guys really start to wear out by the end. In a great turn of events, #5 had taken a weird 15 nap before lunch and so I was able to lay him down for his "afternoon" nap even later, like 3:00, and that helped him make it into the longer evening. Mr. Wiedz did have to provide some distraction as the evening wore down.
#2's car did great! He won a trophy for being the fastest Wolf! It was a great evening.