Sunday, February 24, 2013

Madd Max Heads To Ava's

For more trampoline.
And their first tea party.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Scrapper Skates

Normally, Max and Sam go to ice skating class on Saturdays.  Today Sam had to work, so instead he brought his sis and mom.
Maddie cheered, "Go, Max, Go!" which thrilled Max.
Almost as much as the highlight of every lesson - the zamboni.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Scrapper Sleeps

In his big boy bed, and was thrilled.

Madd Max Plays The Driving Game

 It only took 3 of them - one to steer, one to shift gears and one to work the gas pedal.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Madd Max Loses Their Kitchen Again

As the tile back splash gets redone into something less likely to date itself 5 years down the line.  And maybe something a little less brown.
The work revealed some of the things one does when they are flipping a house - for example - that brown block is marble from the original back splash, which they then put 2x4 over and then drywalled. 
Jess is trying to take Tante's advice and just breathe.

Madd Max Rock Wall Climb

In tandem, at preschool.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Slappy Sleeps In Her Big Girl Bed

But not without her brother on the floor, who desperately wanted to sleep in his own room.  Maddie said she would be scared; perhaps Jess felt a little of the same.  After all, Maddie is so high up and so far away (the farthest room in the house from the master).  Both Jess and Maddie made it through the night fine, although Jess felt wistful the entire next day.

Slappy Shows Off Her New Digs

But first, a little playing doctor with ELF.
Then some time with a flashlight and some dress up.

Madd Max Makes Progress

  A fridge!  Not in our bedroom - novel idea, we know.
 And something besides a perimeter in the guest bedroom.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Slappy Signs Her Name

For the first time on some correspondence.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Madd Max Has Hardwood

 Ta-da!!  The floors are finally done, and need just one more day before furniture can be moved in.
The fam waits in the studio apartment, aka master bedroom, they have all been sharing.
Here's a glance at what the floors looked like before - good from afar, laminate from aclose.

Madd Max Breaks Aiden and Sonia's Heart

To find chocolate - holla!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Madd Max Have A Valentine's Dinner

The fam has had to rely on the kindness of friends for things like a place to bathe the children.  Valentine's evening was spent at the Leonhardts - cheers!

Madd Max Have Valentine's Parties

 The opening of the bags they made.
All the Tiny Tigers in a circle, waiting for their turn to hand out valentines.
 Max hands one to his #1 - Stella.
  In the Little Folks room, there was less of a feeling of controlled chaos, as kids were actually patiently waiting.
The Little Folks also got to use knives, albeit plastic, to spread their cream cheese.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Madd Max Sleep In The Closet

While the floors take their time.

Slappy Draws

 The giant hissing cockroaches at Maddie's school that the kids hold and pet.
And a rainbow.

Madd Max Prepare For Valentine's Day

 On the kitchen table/living room coffee table/bed.
 Please note the organization.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Madd Max Celebrate Val

At a party at her house.
Mina dressed practically for the occasion.
That's right - a trampoline in the backyard.
Along with wine and food.
Followed by the kiddos first s'mores.

Madd Max Get Early Valentine's Day Presents

Super awesome cards that sing, the same song, all day long.
And music CDs featuring their names.  Taisie really gets them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Scrapper Has A First Night

In his new bedroom.  
All along Maddie has insisted she wanted her own room in the new house, with no Max.  And along Max has insisted he wanted a room in the new house, with Maddie.  Because all of the room are still stuffed with furniture while we wait for the floors to acclimate, the kids bedrooms are not actually fully dressed.  Max didn't mind and has slept in his a few times, all by himself without even a bed, while Maddie has asked for him to sleep in her room.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Madd Max Suffers Their First New House Injury

Sam has been crawling in the attic crawlspace and the one below the house to both give Jess storage and run cable.  He has been moving appliances and cutting wood.  This was from opening ikea hangars.
And don't worry Taisie, he did go to the doctor.  He did not get stitches.  It is healing well.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Scrapper Helps Dad

First Sam did this.
Then this.
After which, Max helped with this.

Madd Max Wait In Extra's Holding

While they wait to head over to Chuck's show for an amazing kid and adult time.