Greetings from Lake Tahoe! Margot & the lads have been enjoying the heck out of this place for the last few days, and I flew up last night from LA to join them. Our dreams of riding the mountain gondola fell victim to possible thunderstorms (which never materialized), but as a pretty great consolation prize, we got Henry set up with a bungee trampoline outing. Check out the results! I’ll try to upload videos of the adventure once I get onto a faster connection. [Update: Here it is.]
Spin for the win! Backyard silliness featuring a very dizzy pair of Micronaxx:
Get up, get up, and get down. 🙂
Found strumming his guitar one summer evening in SJ… 🙂
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!
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
Last week our Henry turned 5 years old. Five! We can hardly believe our “little guy” is five already. We celebrated his actual birthday on the 9th, with family gifts and a sushi dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant, where Henry’s friends “the sushi ladies” presented him with the long-anticipated and much-talked-about green tea ice cream with umbrellas in it. He was thrilled!
His favorite part of the day, by far, was opening his new Lego Cargo Train set, his special gift from Mom-o and Dad-o. He’d been talking about it for a long time and was really hoping he’d get it for his birthday. He spent the next couple of days building the engine and cars with some assistance from his equally Lego-crazed brother and father. Now we’ve got the set up and running in the basement, and in Henry’s own words, he’s “obsessed with it”!
Yesterday we had his big birthday party in the backyard. He was really excited about its construction theme – we had caution tape streamers, a dump truck mylar balloon, real orange safety cones, hardhat party hats for the guests, safety signs, a bulldozer piñata, and a box-tower building relay race. Oh – and a bouncy house! There is no kid who enjoys a bouncy house more than Henry Nack. As soon as it was delivered and inflated he was in there hopping around and doing somersaults. All the kids played so hard they were dripping with sweat and red-cheeked by the end of the party. We decided to do a post-party cool-off at the Elks pool, with a little poolside takeout Bibo’s pizza to go with it.
Here’s a gallery from the big party!
Greetings from Guys’ Night at In & Out Burger. 🙂
One Finnster, plus “Walter the Blanket,” minus all energy, equals a happy chap. 🙂
We enjoyed an action-packed Forth with the lads yesterday—first enjoying a party & parade at our friends’ Lorraine & Brad’s house; then catching a nap (well, trying) to prepare for a late night; rocking a Slip n’ Slide at our friends’ Jake & Shay’s BBQ. Check out a gallery from the festivities!
The boys had fun testing their mettle—and their absorbency—on Sunday at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz. Check out a little gallery from the adventure.
I keep meaning to record & post the bizarre little song the boys composed to celebrate our “Guys’ Night” outings. Its singsong lyrics in full:
Tryin’ a bite of my poo-poo sandwich!!
Apparently Guys’ Night is all about transgression & chow, so it kinda works. 🙂 Anyway, last night I took the dudes out for some Five Guys burgers (faaaar more delicious than the sandwich in the song), and Henry celebrated by walking on the giant piles of potatoes:
Afterwards the guys happened across the trunkful of birthday presents I’d recently scored (shovels “Seymour Jr.” for Henry & fold-up “Root Chop” for Finn). They were pretty pumped—Hen especially!