The Powder Puff Derby to be exact.
It’s pretty much just like the Pinewood Derbies held by The Boy Scouts, but the cars tend to be a little more pastel with many models featuring Littlest Petshop figures or dismembered Barbies, etc. as passengers. The endeavor ended up lasting all evening as there were over 100 participants in A3’s category. The car that A3 and her Grandpa Dave (my dad) made is the red and black car in the bottom, left corner of the box.
A3’s car won the first two heats it raced in, but it finished 3rd in the next two and was eliminated. Overall she ended up placing somewhere around 10th place.
Trying to take pictures of her car during an actual heat proved futile due to crowds of people and an incompetent photographer.
The good thing was that my DH flew in this afternoon from Florida so he got to see the races too. The poor dear has been suffering 80 degree heat in Orlando for the past week! His next round of training will be in Oregon. Not quite so glamorous, but much closer to home.
A1 sang in a concert Thursday night. They sounded really great and she looked beautiful but I didn’t get any pictures. We arrived early, but A3 was acting like a complete pill so we gave up our seats to walk around. When we went back inside the gymnasium there was no place left to sit so we had to stand against a wall behind the choir. The lack of pictures, combined with her dad missing it because he was out of town, has A1 feeling a bit put out with us right now. She’s certain that she’s the victim of a mistaken adoption. Her real family is very rich and normal in every sense of the word. They’ve spent the last 13 years looking for their long-lost daughter and once they find her she’ll be whisked away to live with them in a palace and then she’ll be rich with her own bathroom and we’ll be sorry that we were ever so mean to her. Poor little waif!
A2 endured the past two nights’ activities quite stoicly. She brought along books and her DS for entertainment. Santa may have to deviate from his plan to leave coal in her stocking. Next week it’s their turn to practice patience when she has her band concert.
Today one of the teachers came to school in a lovely sweater that his wife knitted for him. She designed the pattern herself too. I like how the stitches are wrapped where the colors join… very nice design element!
Seeing this makes me want to clear my needles and cast on a sweater. Unfortunately, Christmas is less than two weeks away and I’ve not finished making presents, started baking or sent any Christmas Cards. Seasonal panic time.
Not a lot else to report, other than it’s supposed to snow a little tonight. Hopefully the roads will remain driveable. It’s good to have everyone home again.