Monday, October 13, 2008

The Box Car Derby

Gentlemen Ladies, start your engines!
Friday was the Twelfth Annual Box Car Derby at my daughter's Elementary School. This is a big event not only for the students and teachers but also for the proud parents who tire effortlessly for days creating those masterpiece box cars.

Unfortunately Shelby did not win her race, but she had so much fun! The best part about it was that she got to race beside her friend. The girls completed the race and returned to the start/finish line and prepared to run the course again. They were disappointed that they only got to race one time. Shelby was very proud of her car and I think that the time that she got to spend with her daddy as they designed and built it was priceless and something that she will never forget. In her mind she was a winner before she stepped on the track and her daddy was proud. The smiles that radiated from their faces made me so proud of both of them!

I saw my husband's brain in overtime as he was taking in all of the design ideas from cars of the other children. There were fire trucks, Nascar replicas, Lightning McQueens, and even a John Deere Tractor! We have two younger children so we will get to do this two more times. Emily is the lucky one. By the time she gets to Kindergarten Dad will be a design pro and she can get track tips from her big brother and sister!

10 comments, add yours here:

Lois Grebowski said...

I love Shelby's car!!!!!

Sandra Carvalho said...

Looks like the kids were having a great time!
Yep!You do have an handy hubby LOL!
xoxo

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm glad she had a great time and it's even better that her mommy and daddy were there.

How's Emily Grace today? I hope she is doing better.

Have a wonderful day honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Mo said...

that's funny, I can just see Brien whipping out the crackberry and making notes to himself!
You're right: Shelby is certainly a winner!

Hope little Emily is doing better!

Linda said...

Shelby looks like she was having the time of her life and what a cute car!

Hope you and Emily were able to get some sleep last night!

Heart of Rachel said...

Looks like Shelby gave it her best. Hope she had a terrific time.

Homemom3 said...

oh they look so happy and proud. What a neat thing for the school to do.

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Aww. What a neat thing! Look how proud she looks!

katherine. said...

hope the baby is feeling better and you are getting some rest!

the race looks like great fun.
daddy/daughter time is always very special....

(chevrons car this month is pink...)

Travis said...

What a great day!