Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Scrapper Rocks Out

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Jess is not sure how he knows this song, but he sang this same line for minutes on end.

Madd Max Spend The Day

 Chilling with the Findleys.  2 girls, very pleased with their wet shirts.
 Projects.
 And as this is SoCal, more pools.
Fiona also showed off her bipedal skillz.
And finally, peer pressure at it's finest:  Ellie started drawing "B"s.  This made Maddie draw her first letter ever, "M" - that's her second "M" connected to her first.

Slappy's World


Mom in a big house with a lot of windows.
  
Sam's favorite: a mean octopus.
Jess' favorite: Dad. 
Please note the similarity of expression in all creations.

Slappy Now Has Flowers

After repotting, Maddie's garden grew little flowers and long vines.  For a reminder, we last saw it here.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Slappy Swims Again

 But first she got her hair did by Aurelia.
Then it was into the pool by herself (and some water wings) for the first time.  Jess was happy not to enter the pool, but did take her phone out of her pocket just in case.

Madd Max Changes Lesson Times

 Which meant insanely more people in the pool.
 Max practiced paddling.
 Madd - floating.
And Isobel joined for her first lesson ever.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Madd Max Have A Happy Father's Day

 First from afar, when Jess took them out to brunch without Sam.
 And then to this awesome musical park.
 Who needs a xylophone when there are drums to be banged?
 Sam joined the fam for some lunch with Aeryn's family.
Then it was over to the Leonhardt's where Isobel got schooled on how to behave on your first Father's Day.  Things like, drool in his eye, pull his hair and stick your finger up his nose, all of which she put into practice.
Some awesome Dads, including those who are out of the country but there in spirit.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Madd Max Head To JPL

 "Welcome to our Universe"
 Jet Propulsion Laboratories had their open house, celebrated by the young and the old - new science fans and members of the Omaha chapter of the Young Astronomers Club - Tim's shirt from the 6th grade.
Sam's favorite sign.
 
 Edith shared her candied nuts to build energy for all the walking and robot viewing.
 Robot.
 More robot.
Maddie learning what her jumping would look like on an asteroid.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Madd Max Watch Dad Have Great Joy

 The Kings are up 3-0 in the first.  Cautious optimism.
And Victory!  Sam is still riding that wave.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Madd Max Jump

What could cause this splash?
 Sam' s infamous butt throw.
And look what 3 weeks of swim lessons will bring you - no fear.  NO FEAR!

The Scrapper Has Many Faces

Which he tested out over a popsicle.
Angry.
Happy.
Surprised.
Sad.

Very sad.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Madd Max Continue The Party Circuit

 Next at Amy's Birthday - can anyone guess the theme?
Minnie handled such questions as, "Are you wearing really big shoes?" "Do you live at Disneyland?" and "Where are the princesses?"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Slappy Trike-A-Thons

At school for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Madd Max Swims

 At Aeryn's, where after watching Aeryn's fearlessness, Maddie stuck her whole self in the water.
And then added flying leaps.

Madd Max Has A Dual Party

 Where they prepped their funny faces.
To celebrate 1 year-old Beckett and 4-year old Aurelia.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Madd Max Celebrates Some Wins

 Go, Kings, Go!
 Holla!
Followed by a trip to Baskin Robbins to celebrate Lilly's winning of the kindergarten spelling bee.

Friday, June 1, 2012