Thursday, October 31, 2013

Slappy Tears It Up

Sam's baby in the new house is the central sound system.  He's not the only one who digs it.

Madd Max Goes Trick Or Treating

Before it got dark, they were allowed to practice.
And visit the neighbor's across the street.
As a side note - at every house, Max would announce, "I'm allergic to red dye," causing some people to scramble.  He also told one house, "Trick-or-Treat.  Smell my feet, give me something good to eat or I'll pull your pants down!"
The crew.
Edith and Jane - Monarch Butterfly and Rapunzel Butterfly.
Izzy - Witch.
Our 2 - Cheetah and Tiger or OS10 and OS4.
Emma and Mina - Kitty Cat and Bunny.
The end of the evening - waiting for customers.  There was a serious decline in the new neighborhood - down from 345 to 72.  The kids did not seem to mind - Sam was a little sad.

Slappy Has A Halloween Parade

Waiting for it to begin.
The kindergarteners kicked off the packed event.
The K teachers - Maddie's is on the left.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Slappy Draws Her Costume

Kindergarten has made Maddie's drawing abilities jump as they say, in leaps and bounds.  Much like this costume.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Madd Max Heads To The Halloween Sing-A-Long

The animal pack - Maddie, Luke, Max and Stella.
The sing-a-long.  There is a music teacher in the middle of those kids who were about 5 kids deep, 15 min later.  Maddie was scared by some of the songs but wouldn't leave.  Max ran around the grounds with a flashlight.

Slappy Gets Her White Belt

And was super excited.
Upper left - the only girl in her class.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Madd Max Carves Some More

With the Leonhardts and a few other friends.
Along with the help of a grandma - the Leonhardt grandma.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Madd Max Heads To The PCP

Pumpkin Carving Party, that is.
Lookit that pile of seeds.
Them's good roasted.
The kiddos also got in a little quality time with Karol, Izzy's current and their old nanny with a sleepover movie night.
And the end result.  A runoff was needed for Grumpy Old Man pumpkin (upper left) and Seascape (lower right).  Ultimately, Grumpy won.

Madd Max Walks To Gymnastics


The Scrapper Skates

A tiger.  Alone on the ice.

Slappy Says The Pledge Of Allegiance

Jess has been meaning to get this on video ever since Maddie was chosen to lead the Pledge with another classmate at her preschool graduation.  Here it is!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Madd Max Heads To The Monster Mash

 With their cronies.
 A happy cheetah, petting a bunny.
A happy tiger, making a goal.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Slappy Begins Karate

She has actually been in an introductory class after school, and has been telling Jess how much she loves it.
Which led us to the dojo and signing up for regular classes.
Jess thinks she likes the discipline and focus.  No, really.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Scrapper Has No Anxiety

 When it comes to the dentist.
Even during these x-rays which he said hurt his mouth.  Dr. Lily told Jess that she wished all her patients were like this because it would make her job very easy.
In contrast, Maddie did not have x-rays done due to the opposite response.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Madd Max Celebrate Henry and One Year

Way to be!
The paparazzi were out - here with Erin.
With Jess.
With Auntie Jamie.
Lookit all those little people we made!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Madd Max Are Sleeping

While Jess pulled her very first all-nighter ever on her last day on "Soaked in Bleach."  This is at 2am en route to LAX with Art Director, Brian.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Scrapper Heads To Tapia Bros

 On a class trip.
 An angry pumpkin face.
Tractor ride!
(Also where Jess found out that Max is no longer Little Max as he was called for years, but is now referred to as Big Max - there is a new Little Max in the 2 year-old group).

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Madd Max Enjoy The Day After

At the post-wedding brunch.
Happy Marriage!
The frustration of the gaming world.
Some pool time.
Some poolside time.
It was not super warm.
A last lunch.
Happy Wedding Weekend, Little Bro!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Madd Max Head To The Reception

Mr. and Mrs. William and Allison Kender!
Our table minus Kristin and fam (who were negotiating bedtime with Bryson).
The kids tore it up before the dancing even started.
Pulling the entire fam into the action.
Maddie kept dancing until about 10pm - the boys did not hold up quite as long.
The speechs.
The first dance.
The head table.
Mother-son dance.
The end result - along with a happy marriage.