Micronaxx The adventures of Finn & Henry

30Mar/140

Happiness is a Wet Son

...ideally wielding a baby sledgehammer in the rain amidst piles of broken wood & nails. (Not pictured: Learning to ride a skateboard near said piles. KOBI rides again!!)

WetHen

(And yes, Mom, I was holding his hand the whole time, keeping him away from any actual danger. :-p)

30Mar/140

Transient Witticisms: Music edition

Man, I've been totally neglecting this category, so let me set about fixing that. Today's edition: Music.

  • “Dad-O,” asks radio-listening Henry, “are ‘musicians’ real? And do they really pull rabbits out of hats?”
  • Henry: "Dad-O, what is 'heavy metal?'"
    Me: "Oh, stuff like 'Breaking The Law' & 'TNT.'"
    H.: "Oh! Heavy metal is good for me!!”
  • Listening to Lorde’s “Teams,” 4yo Henry says, “She actually takes her hands off & throws them up in the air!” (I’d be kinda over that, too.)
  • From the back seat this morning: "Dad-O, could a baby duck fit into a can of beer?" I guess the Pixies bring the weird out of Henry. #age4
  • 80's rocker nomenclature baffles young Henry.
    "I guess he must love watermelons."
    "Who?"
    "John Cougar Watermeloncamp."
  • Henry, singing: “We built this city…”
    Me, chuckling: “What would Mom-O say if she heard you?”
    Henry: “G__DAMN it!!”
    (M.: “He’s not wrong.”)
  • “The Rolling Stones?” Henry’s intrigued. “Do they sing quarry music?” Rock on, little man.
  • Upon hearing Neil young's Harvest Moon, Henry says "I think this is an old prospector making train track music."
  • I hear crooner Finn mashing up José Feliciano & Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart": “Feliz Navidad, aaa-gain…”
  • I make the mistake of turning on KFOX in the car. From the back seat the boys immediately yell, “What Does KFOX Say?? Nya nya nyah nyah…!”
  • My reciting of Public Enemy lyrics leaves Finn shaking his head. "I'm a white man, and I'm not familiar with anything Dad-O says!!"
26Mar/140

Just a typical morning with the Micronaxx

Legos a go-go. 🙂 

NinjaMuncher

Mankini

20Mar/140

Erin Go BLAM!!

The Germans have a treacherous racetrack they've dubbed "The Green Hell." I wouldn't go that far in describing last Saturday's festivities, but there were moments when, as somewhere between 12 & 15 4-to-6-year-olds simultaneously tried to asphyxiate me, I thought, "Wow, I wish I were wearing a GoPro so that other people can see what it looks like to die this way." 😛 Check me out (if you can even somehow see me) at the bottom of a tot-pile at our friends Jake & Shay's annual St. Paddy's party:

Dogpile

Brutalando_Doug

15Mar/140

Stem Pals

Soon after I first met our friend Maria in Kansas City, she mentioned that as a kid she'd had something like 26 pen pals. Now she has two more (or maybe together one full-sized one) in the form of the Micronaxx. She'll sometimes send them fun calligraphic work, and they like to return the favor by riffing on her supposed love of eating strawberry stems. Here you can see what they whipped up following a quick video chat with her:

[YouTube]

14Mar/140

“Forget it, Maya!!”

I awoke to the sound of Margot "cracking up," as Finn later put it. Apparently when she greeted the dudes around 6am, they treated her to a news flash: “Henry can’t marry Maya anymore because she keeps singing ‘Let It Go.’" This is the super annoying, catchy, and strident theme from Frozen. Ask the parents of any young girl. Finn continued, "We’re gonna write a note: ‘FORGET IT, Maya!!’” And so they did!

forgetIt

13Mar/140

Microbixx: KOBI meets COBI

The boys love to call me KOBI (King Of Bad Ideas), and now look what I discovered on campus at Google—a rolling Bad Idea:

COBI

The CoBi is a seven-passenger death machine that I pedaled past yesterday. Here's hoping I can get the little KOBIs (Kids Of Bad Ideas) on it soon. 😉

(Seeing this Margot makes a loud "thbbbbtp!" sound while giving a thumbs-down. "I'd rather team-build over drinks!")

6Mar/140

Microwhacks

Finnster & G-Man recently helped their Pasitos buddy Jesse celebrate his 4th b-day. Downside: They're not into spicy Mexican candy. Upside: Hen walked off with a papier-mâché dino leg in which to store future treats. 🙂

5Mar/140

Happy Birthday, Big Finn!

This post is a bit belated, but the party wasn't: Happy Birthday to our big, bright, blonde boy! We had a ball (my totally sore, bouncy-house-strained neck notwithstanding ;-)), and we'll post photos soon. Meanwhile, let's sing!

Hear the chaos!

See the uncooperative candles that keep threatening to go out!

Celebrate our big blonde guy turning 6!

3Mar/140

¡Enrique Calabazas!

Surprise produce for the G-Man:

EnriqueCalabazas