Since Hans turned 8 years old I was asked to be the Cub Scout Wolf Den Leader. I have enjoyed this so very much. I only have 3 little boys, Hans, Gabriel Martin and Weston Benson and they are so hungry to live life, make things, explore things and have FUN! This past month the Cub Scout Theme for January has been "Car Show" leading up to the Pine Wood Derby a couple nights ago. We've had fun at our Den meetings using tools, lately. These little boys get such pleasure out of hammering nails into scraps of wood, taking the nails out and doing it over again! We made banana mobiles and played lots of games. I love little boys!
Here's some pictures from some of our Den meetings as well as Pine Wood Derby night this week. Jonathan, our son-in-law, is the Cub Committee Chairman and he did a great job dealing with the stress of making sure all 27 cars got to compete against each other and on different tracks and bringing it down to the top 3 winning cars. (and the hardest job of all....keeping parents happy.) The boys had so much fun and it was an exciting night for Hans....his first Pine Wood Derby experience. His cool black and chrome car got 2 firsts and 1 second. He wasn't even that much concerned about winning...just racing. We were proud of him for being a great sport and just having fun. He had a good time designing the shape and sanding and drying the car with his dad.
It's funny, I remembered back to the morning that Hans was born and John saying, "great....I have to do more pine wood derby cars!" We counted it up, John has helped make 10 pinewood derby cars with his boys.......3 with Erik, 3 with Christian, 3 with Steffen and 1 so far with Hans........8 years of waiting and now Pinewood Derby night came and went again. I guess we get to look forward to the next 2 years and then we can relax and enjoy our grandsons' derby cars!