Micronaxx The adventures of Finn & Henry


Tooth Fairy Facts, by Finnegan Nack

I had no idea about all this—did you?—but according to the newly de-incisored Finnster:

  • The tooth fairy lives in your heart.
  • When you lose a tooth, she flies up out of your mouth to get it.
  • Her husband is a strong dwarf who pries your mouth open.
  • Once you run out of baby teeth, you don’t see her again.
  • It’s unclear whether she reappears if you get old & lose teeth.
  • Your fairy is as old as you are. When you’re 80 years old, she’s 80 years old.
  • When she goes back into your mouth, a piece of money flies out of her pocket.
  • She puts your teeth into a big bag so that when she loses a tooth, she can put in one of yours.

The Micronaxx ice bucket challenge

No one got doused with chilly water (frozen or otherwise) or lost a digit, I’m happy to report, during our Saturday visit to the San Jose Sharks practice ice rink with Finn’s pal Zach & his fam. The lads enjoyed tottering around on skates with the help of buckets on which they could lean. Check it out:

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Early Merry Christmas, Lego-style

Greetings from some truly micro Micronaxx, daily lovers of Lego Advent calendars. 🙂



Undersea Squeegee

Finn expresses some reasonable concern for Monterey's Windex warriors. 🙂


Undersea Squeegee

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Halloween Leftover: Hoo Crew

Li’l pumpkin with pumpkin. 🙂



Tigers burning bright

I’m clearly remiss in posting it, but on behalf of our newly minted first-grader & kindergartener, Happy First Day of School! 🙂



Fun with the Funicular

The lads got a kick out of riding Dubuque’s famous Fourth Street Elevator (a funicular). Here’s our quick little journey:


Farm Boys

The boys & I had a ball (and about a million kernels of corn) visiting our friend Tom Moser's farm outside Galena. We were joined by Alicia, Alejandro, and Elena, plus Uncle Ted & Jenna. Stay tuned for a gallery & more videos soon. Meanwhile, enjoy Finn the Corn Angel!

Corn Angel


Jump Around!

Get up, get up, and get down. 🙂

Big Bounce Hen


Rocking Out!

Henry has been inseparable from the small guitar at his preschool, and decided he wanted to use his birthday money to buy one of his own. Needless to say, he is loving it!



Sunday Cruzin’

The dudes have been clamoring to try out the new “shade tent” that Mom-O has added to our Beach Readiness Kit, so on Sunday we headed out to Santa Cruz. After chillaxing on the beach...


…we took an aerial tour on the Sky Glider:


From there we headed off to brave the swinging Pirate Ship. Fortunately, unlike a teenage Uncle Ted, the boys didn’t follow the experience by decorating the world with their lunches. :-p


Sleepmaster General

One Finnster, plus “Walter the Blanket,” minus all energy, equals a happy chap. 🙂

Sleepy F


“Dad is great, we make him a chocolate cape”

The boys *totally* put one over on me for Fathers' Day, "letting slip" that they were making me a cake. Imagine my surprise, then, as I sat upstairs awaiting breakfast in bed, only to see them show up with a CAPE. We may come to rue the day these guys became so wily.




Unjust Dessert

If you think Henry would be enthusiastic about sharing his dessert with “El Chivo” (aka The Goat, aka Dad-O, Consumer of Leftovers), well, you probably don’t know Henry. 😉


Bonus: The “Pizza-Eating Machine” passes out happily post-snack.

Passed Out.jpg


Blues Brothers

You can take the boys out of Illinois but you can’t take the Illinois out of the boys. 🙂



Kings of the Skies

Downside of traveling for work: Separation from the fam.

Upside: Crushing the "Best Dad Ever” category by toting a pair of giant ballon A380s. 🙂



Glimpses of Mt. Madonna

We returned home yesterday tired, dirty, and happy from another great camping trip to nearby Mt. Madonna with the Pasitos preschool gang. I’m working to pull together some good photos, but in the meantime here are a couple of glimpses into the hike we did Saturday. Finn & Henry really enjoyed taking turns using the binoculars & chattering on the walkie talkies.


3 KOBIs, 1 Lowe’s

Just your typical Guys’ Night, creatively misusing hardware-store wares while burning off some In-n-Out Burger. 🙂



“Oh no, Disneyland burned down!”

I love Jack Handey's “Deep Thoughts”—especially this one:

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take mylittle nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh no", I said, "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.

Man was I thinking of that the other day when we & the lads walked (and walked, and walked) through the mall en route to the super-pneumatic, hyperkinetic promised Bouncy Land—only to discover that it was closed & padlocked!


Poor Hen cried & cried. We felt terrible, but don’t despair: We almost immediately located another “jump-around place,” drove there and had a ball (actually 300 balls, as the boys tried to force-feed me the contents of a ball pit). Henry was delighted, gleefully announcing, “I’m making myself a new chair, and it’s gonna be called ‘Your Face!!’” All’s well that ends with Dad-O at the bottom of a well. 😉


Just a typical morning with the Micronaxx

Legos a go-go. 🙂