Ridge's first Pinewood Derby was this week. His car was 12th place overall, not the slowest, not the fastest. We think he had fun and he learned more about winning and loosing. His car design was really neat, very creative. When I was growing up I didn't like the pinewood derby, I felt bad when my brothers' cars didn't win. But that is part of life, sometimes you don't win, lots of times you don't win, and if you can still smile afterward then you've done a good job anyway.