Saturday, November 30, 2013

Madd Max Have A 2nd Thanksgiving

Some of the food and guests.
 More of the food and guests.
 And the introduction of the kids' table.

Madd Max Give A Puppet Show

To Taisie, from behind the loveseat.

Madd Max Have Gotten Bigger

Mimi got these pajamas for them 2 years ago.  They saw them when unpacking the Christmas decorations and refused to believe they were too little.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Madd Max Heads Home

But first, a little potato peeling for latkes.
And a big squish.
Upon arriving home, a dance party was put on for an adoring audience, as Toby and Taisie are officially out for the winter in their new house!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Madd Max Have A Great Thanksgiving

Working on brunch.
Multi-tasking at brunch.
Thanksgiving Day Parade watching at brunch.  Dozee had texted pix of the balloons earlier, and the kids were psyched to see them show up on TV.
Dressed up for dinner.
Which was hosted and cooked by Alison and Brian in their new house.
Yum all around.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Madd Max Head To The Academy

The California Academy of Sciences, where they touched a meteorite.  Awesome.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Madd Max Are In San Rafael

 After a visit to Maddie's ear canal surgeon, who said all is healed well and looking good, it was time for some lovin'.  Dexter was actually digging this - for the most part.
 Nothing like a shot of goat milk for the road.
 And a chocolate chip for the kitchen.
 From the project that the kiddos were working on, suggested by Aunt Tara - chocolate chip acorns.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Madd Max Enjoy The Kitchen Table

With more games from the basement.
Max's first try of Chinese food - he ate the whole plate.
And a little Grandma lovin'.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Madd Max Hang With Grandma

Playing games pulled out from the basement.
Waiting for Uncle Rick to work the cuckoo clock.
Showing artwork to Dozee.
Patting the dogs.
Meeting new cousins.
In the middle - Noelle and sister, Margot.

Madd Max Meets Snow

While they have met snow before, this is the first time they remembered it.
And it was awesome.
Like watch-them-for-half-an-hour-from-this-window awesome.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Scrapper Draws Mom

Please note the scarf, which Mom was wearing that day.

Madd Max Get Schooled

Look closely - see all the red pen all over her face?  This happened under Uncle Wills watch, who mistook Jess', "Don't worry about it," for a free-for-all draw-all-over-themselves permission slip. 
Checking out OSU, Uncle Wills' new alma mater.
A late birthday cake after the arrival of Dozee and Mimi.
And a last goodbye.
Before heading up to Grandma's where the kids were so excited, they stayed up until 11, and Maddie ran around saying, "I can't believe I remember everything about this house!"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Madd Max Head To Delaware

Delaware, Ohio, that is - where Uncle Wills and Aunt Ally live.
And good stories are told.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Scrapper Also Likes To Cook

And jumps on every chance to do so, especially when there is egg cracking involved.  Here, he and Jess are making a chocolate cake.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Madd Max Did Not Have A Garage Sale

 Contrary to what many people stopped and asked - one dude specifically, "Do you have any men's pants?"
Instead there was a reorganization of the garage, which had been in chaos after getting the contents of a 2 car garage shoved into one. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Slappy Begins Again

 The first birthday party with kids from kindergarten.  All parents were on their best behavior trying to remember names and make friends.  And everyone knew of Gilbert - the kid who was sent to red (the worst offense in the classroom).

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Madd Max Brunches For Isobel

 Bright and yum for kids.
Bright and yum for adults.
 A bright adult and a bright kid - the kid is holding the adult captive to prevent her from chasing other kids.  Please note - the kid also has spiky hair to match his Daddy.
 Happy 2 Years, Izzy!!