Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pinewood Derby!

So usually the pinewood derby is reserved for boys that are in the scouting program, but not in our ward! I'm one of the activity days leaders(This is a fun program in our church for girls ages 8-11) I've been a leader for 3 years now-seriously my favorite calling ever!) When I got together with the other leaders to plan our combined recognition night, one of the ladies had the idea to do our own pinewood derby. Because-why do the boys get to have all the fun?! We called the evening "The Recognition Race." The girls were so so excited to do this with their daddy. We purchased the kits and Joey helped the girls choose some designs online.  Joey spent a lot of time in the garage sawing the wood and working with Aubrey & Ella. Such a good dad! I bought some bling, stickers, and stuff to decorate them. The girls painted and each car had their own "look" that totally fit each of them. I loved watching their creativity go wild and how proud they each were of their cars. We started off the evening introducing the "teams" which were the girls and their parents/families. A parent from each team also told the audience something their daughter had accomplished in the Activity Days/Faith in God program that year. Then the races began! Although this wasn't about winning(heck, I'm lying. We wanted to win of course! Who doesn't? :), one of our girls did win the championship. And the winner was.....Ella! Go Ella go! Aubrey's was one of the speediest cars as well. Probably in the top 3-4 out of about fifteen cars. So Joey, you done good:) Afterwards, everyone received awards. Ella received a little trophy too:) And we all had cupcakes. It was a super fun evening. The girls all said afterwards they want to do this every year. I know it was an evening they'll never forget. We are proud of you Aubrey & Ella! Two of the awesomest cars ever.

Sanding away...

Decorating...

 Ella's sleek stylish blinged out car-purple of course! She put her name and a number 8(for her age). Very personalized.

Aubrey had the fun idea to stick Polly Pocket in her car-cutest idea ever! And she used duck tape to decorate which added the perfect touch.
 And the races begin!



The winning shot

Ella and Ellen: 1st and 2nd place winners

 Our cute girls...

A fun variety of cars!

Championship car and trophy...


3 comments:

Tara D. said...

How fun! You two made awesome cars!!!

jOeY said...

That was such a fun event! I've been wanting to do something like that for a long time. I was so happy for Ella when she won!!! She really needed that. Aub's car was crazy fast too. We'll have to keep up the winning tradition with them boys of ours someday. :)

Grammy Staffy said...

Congrats to Ella.... all the cars were darling. What fun. Our David did these races when he was in scouts but our girls never did. What fun for your girls. Hugs, Lura