March 14, 2008

AWANA Grand Prix Finale

We made it through, and here are the pics. He was so excited about it. On the way there we chatted about the fact that the cars could be in all sorts of shapes. Timothy said, "Mine is a rectangle!" Yes it is. He thought for a little bit and then asked, "Can a car be a circle?" I said it could be an oval, can't it?:



There were some really cool cars, and thankfully there were also some cars like ours!



The class had to wait and wait for the race to begin. I don't know how the kids did it, but I got an awesome picture of Timothy during this time. I know I'm his mother, but he is BEAUTIFUL:



Here is his Cubbies class (some kids out sick):


During the first race a car got stuck about 2/3 down the track. Timothy was quite worried-this isn't a staged picture, that's what he did by instinct:



Timothy did cry on his teacher's shoulder when prizes were handed out for creativity (I was on the parents side of the room and restrained myself from running over). I couldn't blame him for crying. AWANA normally ends at 8:15 (already an hour and 15 minutes past his bedtime), and on race night it went 40 minutes OVER. For him to make it through the whole night only crying for about 45 seconds at the end is a huge improvement. Baby steps, right? I'm so glad I made myself do this. Timothy loved his first car race.

7 comments:

jill said...

man he IS a pretty kid!! still cant believe he's that old

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

He looks so excited in that picture! You have every right to think he is beautiful, cause he is!

Ps. Have you thought about your last name being on that screen list? = )

Cindy Swanson said...

Your little boy is soooo cute, Alicia! It seems like just yesterday that my kids were small and also participating in Awanas. Time flies!

Thanks so much for encouraging me by commenting on my blog!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I'm not his momma, but I think he is beautiful too!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

PS - Timothy looks the way I thought my sons would look - he has the same coloring I did as a child. I never DREAMED I would have four blonde haired, can't get a suntan babies!

natasha said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I think we are going to get Bowden into Awana next fall. I would love to sign Evynn up too but she will not be three until December.... although she is more vocal and mature now than Bowden was at three....

Shayna said...

AWANA Grand Prix! That was always one of my favorite events. I remember one year we had a "rectangle car" like Timothy's that won second place in the speed finals for the whole club. I'm glad Timothy had a good time, and I like his car. :)