Saturday, May 16, 2009

we have a winner!!

I will post some pictures of this tomorrow after I upload them from the camera but I wanted to make sure and let y'all know that Matt won the pinewood derby!! Yes, that's right...he came in FIRST PLACE!! I was so proud to watch him and it was funny to watch his intensity as the cars raced down the track. There were 15 to 20 cars, I'm not sure exactly the number, but still, winning is an amazing thing considering the last time he did this he was still in Pharmacy school, was getting ready for finals and didn't have any time to put together a car that had any chance of winning.

This time, however, was different. Long gone are the days of Matt's block of wood on wheels car with the allen wrenches duct taped to the top. Long gone even are his "Jenny" car days. That probably didn't make sense unless you are an 80s music listener and are familiar with the song, "8675309."

For Matt's racing adventures this time he diligently searched out his options online and got himself some fancy wheels. It's all in the wheels, he told me, and apparently he was right because that seemed to make all the difference. Race after race his car came out ahead and he ended up winning the whole thing, along with a gift card to Olive Garden! Woohoo! Maybe we can go out on a date by ourselves one of these days and use it.

So, to my smart "Bat Mobile" pinewood derby car-making, race-winning husband, congratulations!!!

3 comments:

Jenifer said...

todd says next year, we're buying fancy wheels... beware batmobile. HA HA HAAAAA...

(just kidding-- congratulations!! your car looked great and was so fast-- we were all in awe!!)

Maretta said...

Great job, Matt! Thought this was pretty much just for the kids, but guess I was wrong - won't be the last time, I'm sure. Congratulations!

Danielle said...

Yay!! I can picture the excitement on his face...it would have been fun to see.