Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Finish Line (018/365)

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"Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games."

Ernest Hemingway (American novelist and short-story writer, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, 1899-1961)

TIME: 1:16 PM
PLACE: St. Mary's School basement
SUBJECT: Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Race

Monkeyboy's Cub Scout Pack had their Pinewood Derby races today. He and HandsomeHusband didn't even start to work on the car until earlier this week. They had me stenciling gold flames and the number "6" on the car this morning. Apparently they did something right. Monkeyboy didn't lose a single race! (His car is second from the right) He is very proud of his 1st place trophy. Don't you love the Kool-aid grin? HH simply cannot get over how fast the car was this year. He has a silly grin on his face too. It's cute.

11 comments:

Sara G said...

Awesome pictures. Congrats to the winner!!
Take care!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Sara G - I'll tell him you sent congrats. Right now he is using his 1st place station in life to demand pizza for dinner tonight.

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Very cool shot. Yay to the winner!!!!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Miranda - Thank you. He's much happier than last year when he came in 4th place!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love the action shot - that's the one thing I can't get the hang of. WTG on winning! :-)

Mari said...

Congratulations to your son. I remember when my son did that and winning is a big deal! I love the action shot.

SuzyHomemaker said...

ETW - HH helped me with the settings and how to shoot the race. I still have to work on it though - by December 31st I'll be a pro - maybe.

Mari - It is a big deal to them isn't it? - we had a talk before the race about not crying if he didn't do well, but to know that whatever the outcome, he did his best. Since he won, I don't know if the conversation stuck!

Christina said...

Great action shot!!! Congratulations to the winner! Nice trophy! :)

SuzyHomemaker said...

Christina - Thank you!

Dot O said...

Congrats to the young man! I see he opted for the simple "wedge" design too. I was just telling a friend about my boy's days in the cub scouts and how that wedge shape really did help the car to pick up a lot of speed. My boy never won but his car was usually good enough to get through several rounds!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Dot O - His was the most simple and unadorned car there. Simplicity works!

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