Saturday, December 8, 2012

Super Saturday - Off to the Sawdust Shop...

For Saturday Snapshot  - Two shades of Blue: 
The first is art-work by my little girl almost two years ago now. 
The second is a photo taken by my dad while he was stationed at work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, about four years ago. 

 


 
For Quote It over at Freda's:
Albert Einstein said -  “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
And then he explained relativity like this - “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”
Relativity understood:)

 two more weeks till holidays start...

excited boys ready for sawdust shop..

NaBloPoMo has no prompts on the weekends :) - they are for free writing..

We are off to the Sawdust Shop tomorrow – well, at least dad is headed there with our scout and his friend. We had an extra kit that his friend will be using to build his first derby car. We are into our third year of Pinewood Derby and so looking forward to it. The excitement starts the moment the boys receive their kits – this was a month ago now – and lasts till the date of the Derby – which is in late January!!
I usually end up getting the boys in my den to the sawdust shop in early January. This time around, I wanted to be done with the designing of the car as we have a lot more requirements to work on as Webelos scouts.
We do not have our designs finalized yet (!) but we still have Saturday morning for that.. and then once afternoon is here, it is one excitement filled hour of sawing, drilling, sanding, and more in a workshop with powertools (and responsible adults too, of course!).
So,  yes, there are two excited boys ready for their sawdust shop adventure tomorrow. 
I also talk about the Derby here and here.. 

49 comments:

  1. Brilliant painting - happy dancing snowmen!

    Enjoy your Sawdust Shop tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you Margaret..:) she can spend all her time drawing and painting..

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  2. Two blues in each. Beautiful.
    Love the smell of sawdust.

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    1. thank you! love those bright blues..and yes sawdust smells are good.. and was glad we went to the shop for all the prep work...

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  3. I love the painting!

    Enjoy the sawdust shop. :)

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  4. oo i did the derby when i was young...so fun...and that picture by your little one is awesome....

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  5. Gorgeous painting...and the photo says a lot about beautiful, tropical places. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  6. I LOVE the photos of snow and tropics next to each other...one demonstrates the innocence of winter, the other...the desire of tropics...

    Your mention of pinebox derby brought back a lot of happy memories for me...I miss that time with my son!

    Cindyhuber
    www.Cindyhuberthedj.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you.. i have one more year of the derby with my son and then he will be a boy scout:)

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  7. Great quotes, Einstein always has a way with words... lol..
    Your daughter is quite the artist and love the shot your dad took too!

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  8. have fun and yes i can imagine excitement is building up for all the upcoming projects and the wonderful holidays come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  9. Great examples of blue and in very different images!

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  10. Boys and power tools - what a concept!!

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    1. :) that is true.. and a concept for loads of fun too

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  11. two contrasting photos and seasons with vibrant colors and gaiety.
    Enjoy the Derby.

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    1. thank you, the Derby is coming soon..next month..

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  12. Love the art contrast...snowmen and palm trees...best of both worlds....happy building. :)

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  13. Cute snowman picture!! Would love to be at that beach!
    Here’s Mine

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  14. Beautiful blues joining snow and sand.

    The Pinewood Derby is so exciting!

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  15. I love the purple road!
    Great contrasting pics this week :-)

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  16. That artwork is gorgeous - you should make it your Christmas card!

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    1. thank you, that is a wonderful idea. i will definitely use it next year

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  17. I liked both pictures! Definitely a contrast indeed between palm trees and snowmen!

    betty

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    1. Thank you Betty..:)and I stay three hours away from both contrasts, though not the exact ones in the snaps here..

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    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland

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    1. thank you, Alise.. and I love your blog as well.. am following you now.. will definitely be back to check for books..

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