Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sam's Pinewood Derby

We had so much fun at Sam's Pinewood Derby. For those who don't know what that is, Its a car race that the kids make a car and they race against each other. Its fun just to see what designs the kids come up with. For the past two years Sam has wanted to make Army cars. Last year he came in 4th place over all, this year he came in 2nd place over all. He was excited. There were about 16 boys racing their cars. Eliza had fun watching too. Brady of course was excellent. Courtney was at the 5th grade orientation to give the 5th graders a tour of the middle school so she wasn't there.

Nothing else much new. Both kids made straight A's on their report cards. We were thrilled with that news. We are going to celebrate this weekend with letting them pick what they want to do. Even though its Valentine's Day weekend! I wonder what they will come up with.

Next weekend is Courtney's 12th birthday! I can't believe she is 12 already. The time really does go by fast. She wants to go to William and Mary now so that will be great that she will be close to home if we are still here in the Williamsburg area!

Eliza is doing well. She's come a long way this year too in school. She just finished writing out all of her Valentine cards (just adding her name but at least you can read her name now!) She loves playing with the neighbor girls because she misses her friends from CT so bad. She talks about them all the time still.

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Jessica 7 said...

Ahhh, the pinewood derby - good times. Congrats to Sam on 2nd place! :)

Nelson Nitwits said...

It's fun to see how everybody is growing up! I hope we get to see you soon. Kaitlyn still calls Eliza her best friend too!