Monday, October 31, 2011

Madd Max Have Halloween - Take 3

Back at home, Maddie and Max took turns handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters, of which there were 343.
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Each kid was told to "Take 2" and both kids wanted it to go all night.
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Madd Max Have Halloween - Take 2

After finishing the block, the crew headed over to their Preschool for Trunk Or Treat, where various people lines up their cars, trunks open and decorated, and hand out candy to the kiddos.
One such trunk.
Their teachers were all wearing shirts with lines they are known by.
The event was capped off with some dancing to "The Monster Mash."

Madd Max Have Halloween - Take 1

Suited up, ready to go!
For awhile, Max thought he had to carry this tail and his bucket. Luckily, with enough candy, he forgot.Maddie almost made it till dark, and headed over to the neighbor'sAnd then ran with her bro from house to house.They were soon joined by the Croshaws.
Making a band of Dragon, Ballerina and Princess.

Madd Max Preps For Halloween


By organizing the bags of candy. Please note, Max in the background carrying a bag about half his size.
The birthing pumpkin was deemed PG-13 on a PG block, so it was modified.
The PG version, complete with now-shriveled carrot fingers.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Slappy Loves Her Costume


From the second that Maddie's costume arrived, she has been thrilled, putting it on every morning and afternoon.
She also loves to plop down as it fluffs up all around her.
It also came with a great, but rarely worn, hat.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Madd Max Looks Over The Edge

This photo is for Jess, who loves it.

Madd Max Heads To The Annual PCP


Pumpkin Carving Party. Note all the orange.The debut of their Halloween costumes. The host, Jess, and Alex, the creator of the gimbaling pumpkin.There was intense focus.
By many parties.
Even in the kids' section.Cupcake, anyone?
Or perhaps a beer?
What was later to become the 2nd place champion - Shark Pumpkin by Liza Mae.
And once night fell... Another fan favorite, which does not show well, but gets points for creativity - the Lite Bright Pumpkin, utilizing Mike and Ike's in a brand new way, by Aarin.
The gimbaling pumpkin - look at the device surrounding the green flaming bat signal. There is a 3 leveled gimbal that was fully functional by Alex.
Disco Ball - one of Sam's 2 pumpkins.
The event was held at John and Erin's house, who are due on Oct. 31.Sam's other pumpkin was made in honor of that and took home Best in Show.

Slappy Wants To Go To 5 Parties

In the land of Maddie, the great # to achieve of anything is 5. 5 m&ms, 5 pancakes, and now 5 Halloween parties.
Here is her 3rd at the local high school, complete with marching band.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Slappy Likes Projects

After school, Jess realized that Maddie can be entertained with a project for easily over an hour. Here she is making spiders.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Scrapper Improvises

While Max was given a temporary costume, he decided his own princess costume was needed. One fedora and tutu later...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Scrapper Heads To The Tiki Room

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Right before bed, Max got it into his head he was going to the Tiki Room at Disneyland. He put on his shoes, and kept telling Sam to, "Hurry, quickly, Dad! We're going to the Tiki Tiki Room." When Dad didn't hurry fast enough, Max attempted to speed things along.

Madd Max Makes A Spookily Pumpkin

The beginning of the spookily pumpkin. This activity kept her entertained for an hour and 15 min, stopping only when Jess made her stop for dinner.
A spookily bat.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

The Scrapper Is A Tiger

For those of you wondering, the tiger also goes "Rawrrr!!"
This costume was made by Mimi and worn by Uncle Ant about 30 years ago. That's some fine construction!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Scrapper Is A Monster Bucket

His creation. For those of you wondering, the monster bucket goes "Rawrrrr!!"

Slappy Says Awww

When she sees this picture.

Madd Max Breakfasts


At Du-par's. Mmm, pie.
There was an intense drawing session.
Along with some milk sipping and conversation.
Followed by a Farmers' Market slide.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Madd Max Heads To Halloween Party #2

At the Burbank Adult School for the Annual Boo Bash.
Where there was face painting, and the voice of Spongebob Squarepants was the emcee.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Madd Max Heads To The Monster Mash

At ELF's future elementary school, two blocks away from her house.There were food trucks.
Games.
Max actually got that ring on the bottle, hence the cheers.
There was cookie decorating, where you got a cookie, your choice of frosting and various toppings.
ELF's creation, complete with black frosting, gummy worms and bat marshmallows. And yes, she ate it. With gusto.