Micronaxx The adventures of Finn & Henry

29Jun/160

World War Z(erbert), Part III

Who will play the player? Mom-O, that's who. Here she makes 6-year-old Henry her tuba...

...in just the way 8-month-old Hen made her his:

Bonus: Even more zerberts from Hen, this time at age 4: 🙂

27Jun/160

Chef Finnster across the years

Lately the boys have been really taken with cooking competition shows, in particular anything involving kid contestants (e.g. “Chopped Junior," “Man vs. Child”). Inspired by all this, Finn’s been cooking up a storm, often preparing his signature “tuna crumble” for Henry, who happily serves as his waiter. Check out "Finn’s Famus Cafe” that they set up a few weeks back in the gazebo.

Of course, none of this is really new: Six years ago today Finn was helping out in his first chocolate chip cookie-making session. Keep it up, kiddo, and long may we savor your creations. 😀

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23Jun/160

Next-Level Legoing

Summertime, and the livin's large at Pasitos—once the boys' preschool, now a tot-fiesta over which they tower as full-on Lego roboticists. 🙂 Check out the fruits of Team Laser Ninjas' efforts yesterday:

20Jun/160

Sunday on the Embarcadero with Strandbeests

Today the guys whipped up a terrific Father's Day pancake breakfast, after which we all headed to San Francisco. I'm too bushed to post photos right now, but in the meantime here's a peek at our visit to the always-fascinating Exploratorium, currently home to the amazing Strandbeests!

13Jun/160

Annual Madres Family Camping Trip 2016

This weekend marked our 5th annual Las Madres family camping trip. (I think there've actually been six, but we didn't go the first year.) It's become a much-anticipated event every summer - the guys get to run around all day and late into the night with their friends, and all the parents get to hang out, socialize, and relax (mostly!). We leave on Friday afternoon and stay through Sunday morning. The boys were so excited this year they were literally leaping and dancing around the kitchen on Friday morning asking me how soon we could leave.

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This year we had a total of 44 kids and adults spread out over several camp sites at Portola Redwoods State Park - a real gem deep in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz mountains. Here's a gallery of our adventures, which included gorgeous weather, giant trees—including one dubbed the "man cave" by the Nack boys—hiking, a crystal-clear stream with swimming hole, Ranger-led Junior Ranger programs, s'mores (of course!), delicious homemade cookies courtesy of our friends Lorraine and Dina, making sunprints with found items, counting the scores of banana slugs dotting the ground, and religiously reapplying bug spray (LOTS of skeeters this year).

Man cave tour:

And just for fun, here are the galleries from prior years' camping trips.

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8Jun/160

Last game of the season

The Willow Glen White Sox closed out their year with a bang: Henry knocked out a double, both boys hustled after some hits to center field, and Finn—to his great delight—received the game ball! Here's a little gallery.

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6Jun/160

“Genios”

Just like their parents (or at least their dad), our guys have their share of hilariously forehead-slapping moments. First, the brilliant cyclist Henry gets a little more familiar than he’d planned with a fountain at Google. (Make sure your speakers are on.)

 

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Second, though separated by exactly six years, these two photos both show Finn’s goofy penchant for having crap stuck to/in his face. :-p

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4Jun/160

Henry Nack, Beverage Innovator

"I. Drink. Your. MILKSHAKE!!” :-p

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2Jun/160

Fifth Annual Memorial Day BBQ

Back when the kids were really little, we were always too swamped & tired to figure out what to do on Memorial Day weekend, and thus generally stayed home and bemoaned the fact that we hadn't planned any adventures.

Five years ago we decided to throw a little backyard BBQ on Memorial Day weekend (see gallery), in hopes that maybe some of our friends would show up, having failed to make travel plans as well. Little did we know that pretty much everyone we invited would show up to hang out at our BBQ!

Over the past few years, our little BBQ has turned into an epic event! At this past weekend's fifth annual Nackyard Memorial Day BBQ, we had scores of grownups and kids populating the yard, coolers full of beer and soda, and good times had by all. Here’s a gallery of shots from the day.

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