A Green Bean Colored Crayon

Anne showing off her artistry

Last weekend was the annual unofficial Pinewood Derby Chili / Chocolate Cook-off. Scott and I decided to make a car less than a week before the big event, and it was unclear what that car would look like until just minutes before said event started.

However, after a last-minute raiding of our local Ace Hardware store, green paint all over Anne’s jeans, novel use of electrician’s tape, and a lot of blowing and waving about to encourage the coats of paint to dry… our entry became what it was meant to be all along: a crayon.

Not only was our car recognizable as a crayon, but it placed 2nd* and won “Most Creative/Unique Car”**.

*2nd in its heat, that is. As such, it did not even advance to the second round.

Oh!  So that's what it was.

**This is actually true, but I was one of the judges. Hehe.

NOTE: Our perceptive friend Angie guessed that our car would be a pencil. So close! She and Lisa both claim to have had “feelings” that it was a crayon, though. Us, too, girls… us too.

Prizes will be given, of course. Most likely in the form of yummy food… so stay tuned. 🙂


About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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One Response to A Green Bean Colored Crayon

  1. Liz says:

    Hahah. Love it! Don’t forget to post that chili recipe. 🙂


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