Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Madd Max Attends Their Art Show

 A more refined medium then last year - Fabric Paint on Clay Pot.
 Max's - Collage with Ribbon, Glitter and Yarn on Foam Paper.
Maddie had about 6 pieces in the show, compared to the standard two.  This was but one.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Madd Max Has A Happy Memorial Day

 Celebrating with a pool party.
Isobel could not take her eyes off the activity in the water.
 Then something arrived.
Complete with Kings crown in the bread.

The Scrapper Is In Heaven

Dad on his team.  Lilly and Elizabeth defending the opposing goal.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Slappy Cooks

For the first time, Maddie got to try her hand at the stove, helping Jess make Rice Krispie treats.

Slappy Loves Her Projects

 Last night, this one arrived from Tante.
This morning, she was able to make it to this time before working on it.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Madd Max Meet Pill Bugs

 The Croshaw/Starzyks came over for a playdate, and Edith introduced them to the world of bugs.
There are 2 roly-polys on that lid.  Biggest surprise of all - the water can of 10 bugs Jess found on the table when cleaning up right before bed.  To see an even more surprising bug - go here - those are Madd Max's cousins.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Scrapper Watches The Eclipse

Courtesy of Dad's welding helmet.

Madd Max Stay with Mimi

While Sam and Jess head to the Star Trek wrap party.

Madd Max Take Mimi To The Beach

Which was chilly, but awesome.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Madd Max Start Swimming Lessons

 A very pleased Maddie, waiting to begin.
 Floating with her teacher.
 Mimi, in for the weekend, watched from shaded ground.
 Max and Dad hopped in for their class.
Max, practicing his back floating.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Madd Max Meet The Playoffs

Note: Max is only sans-jersey due to a no-food-and-jersey decree by Sam.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Madd Max Get Tossed

 Slip and slide + level ground =
Toddler throw.
Even more awesome = the kid exchange with Annie and Maggie's folks, which let Sam and Jess head out to get chocolate caramel pecan pie, cappuccino and cosmos.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Slappy Sees Annie

 With ELF, Suzanne and Aarin.
 Starring our very own Lilly, playing Little Orphan, and seen sleeping under the bed.
Good show!

Madd Max Attend Fire Service Day

 Where the horse firefighters were out.
 As was Aurelia.  The kids managed to get in on the free lollipop and balloon game.
Max's highlight - sitting in the demo firetruck.
 Sam's highlight - watching the Jaws of Life demo, where they actually took the roof off the van.
 For lunch we headed to a local deli where the backroom was filled with animator's sketches.
 Kung Fu Panda.
 Dora and Diego.
And of course, Spongebob.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Slappy Loves Avatar

Here she is channeling the Na'vi, or maybe Braveheart?  Jess could not get all the green paint off of her in the bath, so the next morning she went to school looking like she had applied green eyeshadow to celebrate Mother's Day.

Madd Max Say Happy Mother's Day

Jess arrived home after work to a clean house, the kids at Chuck E Cheese, gifts on the table, dinner on the stove and a drink in the fridge.  That Sam knows how to throw an early Happy Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Madd Max Have Daddy Time

Each one gets half a lap in the early morning.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Madd Max Go To Renfaire

Jess' first since she was 13 - she found it a much less embarrassing and much more enjoyable experience this go round.
 Also present were Marissa, Elizabeth, Lilly, Bill, Elaine and Aeryn.
 The rope pull - Maddie vs. Aeryn.
 Max vs. Elizabeth.
 Some glass blowing.
 Some dragon petting.
 Some knight shaking.

 And the biggest hit - rag doll making.
Elizabeth, inspired by the entire experience, had Max hand feed her lunch.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Madd Max Celebrate At The Aquarium

Celebrate Emma's 6th Birthday.
At the Santa Monica Aquarium.
 Sis, Mina, and Dad, Tak, were in tow.
A little story time.
The evening capped off with a dress-up dance party with Annie and Maggie.