A special treat after swimming lessons - the regular stop by the Findleys for dinner (which is halfway btwn home and lessons), where they find each other hilarious.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
For almost 2 months Maddie's room has been like this. To get up to code, her drywall had to be ripped off for a new shear wall. Then a window was broken. While waiting for things to get fixed, she has been sleeping on the floor in the corner.
Despite Max's attempts to stalwart his lessons through "Can I tell you something..." and "My tummy tells me not to do head ups," he is learning some things. Here he is being pushed to the bottom of the 6' deep section to retrieve a toy.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
His first "customer" as he called it - Chloe, who refers to Max as her boyfriend.
Soccer - Max is in his birthday game jersey.
The Wild Buffalo Game.
And of course, the piñata.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
First, at Emily's where her mom made a Barbie cake - the one cake Jess remembers her mom making for her.
Then it was over to Ellie's
For some sparring with Dad.
And some chocolate lipstick.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Lesson 7: Max makes a break thru - only mentions puking a few times and begins swimming.
Lesson 8: Max even gets his head up out of the water.
Maddie is fully capable of swimming underwater and can do somersaults. She is still working on getting her head up while swimming.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
And after a Ninja Turtle bed present, he opened his big boy birthday bike.
At school, some felt candles and birthday songs.
The very important job of prepping the pizza party.
Which Maddie was able to join in on.
And a special guest.
The spoon from the Page Birthday Cake batter.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
With Evan - his hot and cold bestie. They fight hard and they play hard.
And they only talk to each other very directly, faces only inches apart.
Maddie also got Aeryn along for the ride and the chicken dance.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A 10-in-a-row, 20-min each series, which boasts that they teach your kids to swim in that time.
Maddie took to it amazingly well (she desperately wants to swim like her friends), and appears to be en route to swimming without assistance.
Max's journey went like so:
Lesson 1: 15 min in, he pukes in the pool.
Lesson 2: He arrives terrified of puking in the pool. Meets a boy whose mom says he puked last week, but is now swimming and loving it. Max is suspicious and consistently says his tummy hurts. Makes it thru and is very proud.
Lesson 3: Max arrives only a little nervous, but just in time to see the same boy puking on the side of the pool. Full regression.
Lesson 4: One additional kid in the pool, who is so terrified she is screaming for her father to jump in the pool and save her because she is drowning. Max does not progress.
Lessons 5-10: .....
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
With Superhero ELF.
An evening pillow fort.
Complete with flashlights.
When the girls woke up in the morning, after getting to bed at 11 (with Jess staying in the room to chill them out), they both felt incredibly proud of themselves. And the first question - can we have another sleepover?
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Hey! It's The Fourth of July!
Time for some patriotism.
Best displayed by an evening at the Williams where the local fireworks displays are more exciting and intimate than the city wide ones.
But first, a little food.
Myles' introduction to the sparks in the sky.
One tiny sampling of the sparks.
And Max's review.