Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Scrapper Takes A Nap

Sometimes even superheroes need one.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Madd Max Go To The Monster Truck Race

Where Jess learned the difference between a rally and a race.
Maddie's fav part.
At the beginning there were monster trucks and fireworks and bursts of flame and big jumps.
Which soon became a race, and then another race, and so on.  Apparently the fam got to see the sport of monster trucks rather than the spectacle.
Max still totally dug it.
Madd not so much.
We left at intermission (it was 9pm), after telling Max the trucks were also going to sleep.
While another race is not in the future, the fam is still open to a rally.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Madd Max Gets A Korean Package

From Tio Greg - filled with awesome textiles.  How sweet is that?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Scrapper Gets A Playdate

His third playdate that was done just for him.  He invited "His #1, Stella."  He was ecstatic.
Maddie had Aurelia over, and all 4 played with Barbies for an hour and 15 min.  By themselves.  With no adult intervention.  Quietly.  What!?!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Madd Max Almost Has A Sleepover

Jammies.  A movie.  Sofabed.
Friends who could only stay until 8.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Scrapper Goes To The Dentist

And was a total pro.  He even gave a thumbs up during his plaque cleaning.  He also got a warning about 2 cavities starting on the back of his molars.
Maddie did not do well, but got a clean teeth bill of health.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Madd Max And Mimi

Mimi came to watch Maddie for the second week that she needed off of preschool.  The kids were thrilled.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Slappy Comes To Mom's Work

Mimi brought Maddie down for lunch, where she had her first Shirley Temple.
Later, she was fascinated by the fact that all the plumbing on the sets was pretend.  That and that only some of the drawers were dressed with things.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Madd Max Weren't In Pittsburgh

But Jess and Arthur were, where they worked with design students from the School of Drama.  That's Jess' former professor, Anne, on the right.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Slappy Makes Out

Post operation, she arrived home and got snacks from the Production Office.
An awesome beading kit from Aunt Tara and the cuzs - she spelled her name first thing.
And a Barbie playdoh making kit from Tante.
All were put to good use in her week staying home from school while waiting for the skin graft to heal.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Slappy Hangs

For the 2 weeks following Maddie's operation, she is not allowed to run or jump.  This means no preschool.  With Jess out of town for 2 days and Sam working, she had the best time ever.  Mornings with Elizabeth.
Afternoons with Fiona and Ellie.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Madd Max Head To The SF Zoo

It was ridiculously windy outside, but you would not know it from the jacket-less children.
Some awesome things about the zoo.
The feeding of the grizzlys, who ran out and fished for live prey.
Standing like a flamingo.
 The compost section of the trash bins.
The carousel.
And the train.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Madd Max Arches

 But first a little game playing on the iPad.
 Then it was time for some schooling by Sam.
 Who arched in his earlier days.
Maya went solo.
And a little lovin' at the end of the night.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Madd Max Heads To The Jelly Belly Factory

But first, a little coffee.
Having a friend ride with you = awesome.
The all-you-can-eat sample bar.
Also awesome.
And the tour - which the adults realized would be much better during the week, when the machines actually run.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Slappy Is One Day Post Surgery

Major bandages off, and sweet gifts arriving from the Art Dept.
A family meal.
And superhero animals.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Slappy Has Surgery

To correct a puncture of her eardrum caused by a local ENT during a routine cleaning.
It was tough on both kiddos.
But the recovery was quick - after a nap, Maddie began decorating a pony.
And by 4pm, she was up blowing bubbles and eating pizza.