Archive for January, 2010

January 31

Sunday, January 31st, 2010


We found a Smart car in the mall.

Little Man asked if we could buy one.  I said he need a four door
car for the kids.

He said it could be Mommy and Daddy’s date car.

January 30

Sunday, January 31st, 2010


Game Day!

This is my new game, PitchCar.  You flick a round wood “car” around
a track.

It’s funny watching six grown men dance around a table flicking little
pieces of wood.

Most of our games are more brainpower, but the guys loved it. 

The game was a blast!

January 29

Sunday, January 31st, 2010


Mom has a cold with a really bad cough.


January 28

Sunday, January 31st, 2010


The boys had to do the standing long jump at
the den meeting.

He didn’t quite get it, but he tried hard.

January 27

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


Little Lady and the Blackheart.

 She is such a little artist.  Little Lady just got out her
paint and cranked out 4 or 5 paintings.

January 26

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


AT-TE Walker.

 This is the last of his big Christmas gifts.  He built it all himself!

January 25

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


Cool, all-white bike at Grey Goat Cycling

January 24

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010



The kids and I watched the Colts win the AFC Championship game!

January 23

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010


This kids needed some wrassling.

January 22

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010



These are all of the entries.  The Cub Scounts went first.  There were
six lanes and each car got to race on each lane.  Just for Cub Scouts,
there were 32 heats.


Little Lady was enthralled with the trophies
(foreshadowing a big meltdown later).


Our pack owns this beautiful wooden track.  They may end up selling it,
because no one has room to store it.  For the cost of yearly storage, they
could buy a new one.


The crowd was patient.  About 20 heats in to the night, the computer
crashed.  Luckily, after a reboot, everything was alright, and no
races were lost.


Little Lady finally got to race.  (2nd car on the left)

Unfortunately, she was in the Akela division.
(everyone other than Cub Scouts)

This division is full of older boys and dads with
waaaaaaayyyy to much time on their hands.

Little Lady was 4th in this division, but she did
not get a trophy.

Our little type A bawled her eyes out.  🙁

It didn’t help that…


Little Man got third place in his den!  He got a trophy!
(In his six heats, he finished 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 4th, 2nd
these heats were against all dens, not just his own)

Little Man said:

“Dad, I like the pinewood derby better this year.  They
gave everyone a medal.”

(Last year, he was almost dead last.  This year he got a
trophy.  I thought he was going to like it better because he
received a personal reward.  He liked it better because
everyone got rewarded)

I love that boy.