To the surprise of probably no one ever, we've had a ball exploring Legoland over the last few days. It's great that Henry is now able to ride all the big-guy rides, and like MacArthur storming back into the Philippines, he boldly reclaimed the Lazy River that literally sank him two years ago. Highlights this year included the upgraded water park (where you can build & race Chima-themed boats), the giant Lego Death Star (see below), and the 3-million-brick basement set from The Lego Movie. Check it out!
Oh, probably just some little blonde kid from up north. (Hi from Legoland!)
This is what happens when you let a couple of high-energy chicos pro-wrestle one another at a beach house...
...and then go hiking in the woods.
Despite freezing our butts off last weekend (seriously, the temperature dropped 40º en route from San Jose to our Sunset Beach campsite), we had a ball as usual hanging out with tons of friends large & small. Henry, having fallen head over heels last year for our friend Jake's shovel, was delighted to bring his own shovel this year. To tell the tools apart, the boys dubbed them "Seymour El Macho" and "Seymour Junior."
Here's a gallery of some of the first-kite-flying, kid-burying, craft-making, surf-jumping, s'more-toasting good times.
If there's one thing I've taught my sons, it's respect for their elders. 😉
Listen in as Henry & his classmates sing about muñecos (dolls), being pizzas (without anchovies), and more.
During WGE's recent Family Fun Night, Finn & pals showed off their budding Sign Language skills via The Lego Movie's iconic jam, Everything is Awesome:
Summer's officially here at last, and the Micronaxx are thrilled! Margot & I were able to catch Henry's kindergarten graduation ceremony on Thursday, enjoying some cupcakes & a mini concert (stay tuned for videos). Meanwhile check out our man celebrating.
Awesome parenting technique:
- Take dudes to In-n-Out Burger.
- Take their calorie-amped little bods to Lowe's to burn off energy.
- Delight them by buying four bucks' worth of "treats" (e.g. paint funnel, bucket).
Witness the results!
"Punch it, Dad-O!"
"Watch That Child"? I'd rather not. :-p
Portrait of Hannibal Lecter as a Young Man.
No tears in a bucket...
This is your son.
This is your son jacked up on a *lot* of frozen yogurt.
Axl Rose, take it away:
Grandma Nack & I took the lads to Half Moon Bay's Dream Machines car & air show a couple of weeks ago, then cruised down picturesque Highway 1, stopping off to buy fresh strawberries at a roadside farm. Check out our little gallery of the lads zip lining, battling one another in giant hamster balls, and more!
A couple weekends ago the Oakland A's hosted a "Little League Day" at the Coliseum. We got to walk around the baseball field on the warning track, see the players up-close, warming up, and enjoy a game against the Chicago White Sox. We all had a blast. Here's a fun little collage from the day:
Check out our little song-and-dance men celebrating Multicultural Day at school. (You'd never know what a turbo-powered ham Finn can be while performing at home for a more limited audience. :-))
This is what happens when your first grader's class invites moms to come in for a Mother's Day breakfast & pictures.
Yesterday I sprung the guys a bit early from school so that they could enjoy Google's spring carnival, an outing full of bouncy houses, carnival rides, and free food. In this little gallery you can see them going head-to-head on a bungee-cord race & sliding down the "Epic Journey," plus Henry "defeating" my teammate Clement on the blow-up obstacle course.
Here's a quick video of the shenanigans:
After the festivities, the guys swung by my office to visit their kid-app-making pals in the Imaginarium. Even though the kids' lab was locked, Henry made an immediate bee line & squeezed in through a hole in the wall! Later he left a little message to Googlers: "Hola, nerds."
During last week's Cinco de Mayo celebrations at school, Henry & his little chums cut a lot of rugs, gleefully clapping & executing "gancho" (hook) maneuvers. Here's a little vid that Margot captured:
The boys delighted in doing tons of reading with Grandma Nack during her visit last week, chewing through all of How to Eat Fried Worms plus big chunks of other books. Here's a glimpse of them cackling at some Frog & Toad: