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!
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!
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.
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
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! 🙂
(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.”
One man’s trash is a smaller man’s fancy headdress. Witness our style icons two years ago today. 🙂
Why hello there! Fancy a fistful of soggy leaves? 🙂
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:
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.