Micronaxx The adventures of Finn & Henry

29Nov/150

Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame

Though we're bummed about the outcome, we got to see one heck of an ND-Stanford game yesterday. In the video below you can see Finn & Henry rocking out to the sounds of the ND alumni band at the pep rally preceding the game. Also, here's a little gallery of the boys giving a thumbs-down to the Stanford band, kicking a tree (the Stanford mascot), and fashioning a couple of sticks & fingers into an "ND" (see if you can spot it). Goooooo Irish!

28Nov/150

A Triptych of Turkeys

Oh, kids these days: They just get harder & harder to force into dinner! 🙂

With some camerawork help from Mom-O, the boys & I re-created some silliness from five Thanksgivings ago; see below and click for larger. Stay tuned for the 2020 installment, in which 12- and 11-year-old boys team up to stuff the The Old Man In The Bird!

Turkey Triptych

26Nov/150

Throwback Thanksgiving: Young Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Our little jive turkeys join us in wishing you a joyous & restful holiday. Here’s a peek (gallery) at the lads as they looked five years ago today.

Cinco

25Nov/150

Funny Finny

Observing me lingering at home instead of hopping on my bike the other day, Finn asked, “Hey Dad, can I call you ‘Dingleberry,’ because I notice you keep hanging around.” :-p NewImage

The boy has been on a tear lately, working on puns for his classmate & periodically disappearing into his room to write jokes that he emerges to test out on us. Some recent faves:

  • “What kind of school does a Toyota go to? Prius-school."
  • “What do you call an otter that’s in the movies? Harry Otter.”
  • “What did the guy say when he was flying around on a magic broom? 'This really sweeps me off my feet.’"
  • “What did the chef use up on his new rolling pin? All his dough.”
  • “What state does the Easter Bunny live in? Egguador.”

Thank you, he'll be here all week! 🙂

20Nov/150

In the words of FLN…

(A bored Finn, claiming "nothing to do" the other night)

F: "Well, I guess I'll just go ahead and do my homework, then."
Me: "Wow, kiddo, that's a great idea!"
F: "As Martin Luther King said, 'When you don't have anything to do, just do the right thing.'"
Me: "Really? He said that? How did you know about that?"
F: "Well...Martin Luther King didn't *really* say that. But it sounds like something he would say."

17Nov/150

Throwback Tuesday: Foamheads

One man's trash is a smaller man's fancy headdress. Witness our style icons two years ago today. 🙂

StyroHeads

16Nov/150

Leafmaster General

Why hello there! Fancy a fistful of soggy leaves? 🙂

LeafyHen

15Nov/150

Ciudad de Papel

Not content these days just to draw (which they've been doing a ton!), the gents have lately tried their hand at papercraft, constructing little buildings & vehicles. Here you can see their latest cityscape, home to numerous Lego minifigs:

10Nov/150

The Big Sleep (Over)

After weeks of anticipation, Saturday night finally arrived & brought with it Finn's first sleepover at a friend's house. Henry & I biked with him to his buddy Gavin's & dropped him off for an afternoon of pizza, movies, and horseplay.

To make Hen feel a bit less left out, Margot suggested the great idea of staging a little sleepover/campout in our room. We rigged up a little blanket pup tent & transported in some favorite Richard Scarry books, Legos, and even some candy corn popcorn (!!) found & sent by our pal Maria. I love seeing the photos of Hen & me reading together, as I'm reminded of reading the funny papers with my dad. (I'll have to dig up & juxtapose the photos!)

Here's a little gallery of our sleepover.

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