Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Madd Max Piles On

Steve, that is. Lilly headed in next.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Madd Max Have A Gift Bag

The bag.
The contents. Notice the mix of Stevia packets, a book by Deepak Chopra, and yoga gloves.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Madd Max Return To The Huntington

While Sam was with the kiddos at the Huntington, Jess got ready for the SAG Awards.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Madd Max Go To Maggie And Annie's Birthday Party

Jess was very impressed by their decorations, and for the first time, really enjoyed herself at one of Madd Max's preschool parties.There was, of course, a fairy who did magic, face painted and made balloon animals.
And this guy, who Maddie walked up to while watching the fairy, and began patting his leg. Jess has to agree that the style of clothes, cut of his hair and big camera did make him look something like Dad.Maddie got some sparkly swirls.
Max got a Batman symbol on his hand. This is what was left of it after nap.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Madd Max Have A First Playdate

To clarify - the first time a playdate was without other parents, and purely for play (not babysitting). ELF came over for dressup, a movie and dinner.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Madd Max Celebrates Katie

She's the new 2-year-old next to Max with mom, Megan.
Parachutes, kicking, yay!
And even a zip line.

Madd Madd Goes To "A Faery Hunt"

With the Leonhardts and Findleys. With Snow White and Cinderella being so successful, Jess attempted to get a little more theater in the kiddos blood.
Max was excited in fairy wings, tutu and wand.
As were Ellie and Lilly. Maddie, not so much.
Even Jess got in on the action. The adults found the performance plot-lacking - the kids didn't seem to care.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Slappy Likes Animals

At school they have a bunch. Today the bunny got some outside time.
Here's what their play yard looks like - bunny corral by all the kiddos.

Madd Max Gets A New Cousin

Sonia Grace Kender was born to proud parents Uncle Ant and Aunt Tara and cousin, Aiden at 3:17am. She weighed in at 8lb 15oz and 22" long, and Maddie and Max are very excited to meet her.

As a side note, at 3:30 in the morning, Dozey (who was babysitting Aiden during labor) was awakened by a hollering grandson, who clearly had sensed a shift in the force.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Madd Max Has Another Project

Which Maddie worked on under the supervision of A Masked Avenger.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Scrapper Is 2 1/2

And is very proud to wear his "hockey" ie Dad's LA Kings hat.

At his doctor's appointment, his stats were as follows:

Weight: 33lb. 8oz (80th percentile)
Height: 36 3/8" (50th percentile)

The doctor asked if he was jumping yet - a skill Max just learned 2 weeks ago, and he was so proud, he jumped throughout the appointment. The doctor also gave him big props for his clear diction.

Madd Max Sees Beauty and The Beast

With the Findleys. Both kids were enthralled enough to sit quietly through the entire movie, and Maddie whined for more at the end.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Madd Max Head To The Chinese Cultural Arts Celebration

At the Huntington, where there were lanterns "just like Tangled."
Along with dancing dragons.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Madd Max Celebrate Mom's 36th

With a Poquito Mas lunch.
Followed by a children's theater production of "Snow White."
Where the kids were often invited on stage.
All 5 went up at some point (Maddie twice).
Jess' birthday pie - Note: the two slices missing were necessary. After the theater the kids needed nap and Jess needed pie.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Madd Max Were In Bed

So Sam worked intently on Jess' complicated birthday pie.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Madd Max Starts And Ends

The start of the Birthday Party Circuit.
At Everett's 3rd birthday.Who had the biggest pizza ever.
Then it was over to the Leonhardts for some Steelers and popcorn.
The little girls got in on the action with some yelling of, "Go, yellow pants!!!"
And then an end to the holiday season with a last gift exchange.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Madd Max Gets In Some Last Time

With the Croshaws before they head off to the Baltimore for a few months.
Max and Jane held hands during lunch to both of their delight.
An evening stop to see the Burbank Rose Parade float. Max loved the animation and did not want to leave. Maddie was scared of the noise and wanted to leave.