Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Start your engines...

For the past month, Cameron and Melvin have been working on Cam's Pinewood Derby car for Scouts. About once a week they'd head across the street to our neighbor's house. Being life-long scouts, they had all the "special tools" needed to create the little speed demons. Starting out with just a block of wood, it was actually quite a process to be able to produce t a final product. Except for some of the more dangerous sawing, Melvin let Cameron do all the work.

Saturday was the big race, where all the dens from the pack get together and run their cars down the ramp. There's electronic timing and everything.
They ran the cars down in a few different combinations. The first time Cameron's car was released, it placed second (out of three), and the last two times, it placed third (or last). I'm not sure how his car did overall, but he didn't bring any trophies home. Nonetheless, Cameron had fun just watching all the cars with his brother and sister hanging out with him.

And call me crazy...but I think some of those parents worked really hard on their kids' cars.

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At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Maddy said...

Now that's what I call fun!

At 9:36 AM, Blogger wiferhood said...

Ella is getting so big.

At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't do those sorts of activities with the scouts in the urban areas. I've worked at several schools where scouts met and the most I can remember them doing is having pizza parties. Pity, because that does sound like fun.

Love you much
Auntie Nita

At 4:45 PM, Blogger mi said...

How fun! My nephew does this every year, and making the car is always a project. Great father-son bonding time.


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