All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

Friday, April 25, 2008

START YOUR ENGINE'S.....

At first Jackson wasn't to excited about building a Pinewood Derby car...he actually didn't want anything to do with it. But with a little "coaxing" from mom and dad he decided to do it. Jackson's grandpa Russ helped him design his car, cut the wood and helped him with all the finishing touches. Jackson had fun time building his car with his grandpa. He sanded and painted it all by himself. He chose a orange and blue design and did a great job. In the beginning, Jackson's first Pinewood Derby wasn't the greatest experience. His car had a bum wheel and he quickly got bummed out. He did win an award for the best "Hot Rod" and that made him happy. He also raced his dad's derby car from when he was 8 and that car was super fast...it beat ever car in the open race! By accident, Jackson discovered in the open race that his car was much faster when it went backwards so he had fun racing it down the track backwards. He looks forward to the next race and says that he is going to build the best race car yet!

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2 comments:

becausethesunrises said...

Great Jackson. Russ is a lucky Grandpa to have you. I wish I could have been there.

lucy said...

good times........