I really can't believe that yesterday, Derek had his very last Pinewood Derby! He is growing up too fast! He had a great time designing his car this year. He wanted to make a car that looked like it was Toad's car from Mario Kart, the video game. Kevin is so good at helping him make his vision become a reality, and they worked hard to make it happen.
It turned out so awesome, and Derek loved it!!
On Derby night, Derek was so excited. He also got to participate in the flag ceremony to start things off, which he always loves :).
Before the races started, I had to get a picture of Derek with his awesome car. What a handsome guy!
Unlike last year, he didn't win, but he still did pretty well in his races, never getting last place. (This year Derek and Kevin focused more on what the car looked like, than how fast it was.)
After all the awards for the cars were given out, Derek had a few other awards he had earned, which is always awesome. He has been working so hard the past few months!
The most exciting thing, however, was when he was awarded his Webelos patch. We are so proud of Derek and all his hard work! (He and his cousin, Luke, had been working together to earn it, and Luke had his awarded to him last night as well.) My favorite part of when he gets an award like this, is when he pins me and gives me a huge hug.
We sure love our Derek, and are always so proud of him. It was a great night!