Sunday, March 29, 2015

Madd Max Loves Cousins

Especially ones who want to ride with them in the back seat!

Slappy Has A Happy Birthday Party

The smiling 7 year old.
At her venue of choice - the roller rink.
Where she was lucky enough to get to have not only her friends, 
But also her cousin and Aunt.
 Madd, Lilly and Lucy were the only 3 guests who were able to skate unassisted.
Maddie had a unique way of staying balanced, which involved her leaning way forward and spreading her legs very wide.  The entire look seemed like constant, awkward work, enough so that a stranger came up to Jess to tell her how proud she was of that little girl who would just not give up.
Max was able to skate unassisted half the time - the first half of the party he was convinced he needed the help.  The second half he was skating like a pro.
Party go-ers.
A lot of the moms loved the throwback to middle school.
Cute baby.
The hokey pokey.
Happy Birthday!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Madd Max Goes Vegas

Well, Jess did.  To celebrate Kearsley's 40th birthday with her 2 friends, Megan and Layla.
 There was a lot of this.
And this.
Along with some nightlife, some good food and shows, and some fine company.
Back at the ranch, Aunt Rachel and Gwen arrived and settled in with the new 3D TV.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Scrapper Explains Himself

He asked for a little help on spelling Kindergarten.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Slappy Turns 7!

Waiting by the window for the Grandparents to arrive from their cottage.
Mini golf!
And then a pancake and fries birthday lunch!
Right on the ocean.
Happy Birthday, wonderful girl!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Madd Max Have More Rancho Oso Fun

 Pool time.
This girl loves the water.
 Sam and T and T join in.
 Then back to the cute cottage we stayed in.
And some birthday cake.  (Jess had to work the next day, so cake was brought out a day early).
The peaceful evening.

Madd Max Head To The Dude Ranch

 California mountains in the morning.
 A stop on the way to the Stock Dog show.
 A wagon ride.
 And some horseback riding.
For the kiddos.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Madd Max Has A Much Quieter House

And it makes their parents elated, as shown here in front of their new dishwasher, straight from John and Erin's old kitchen.
Our old dishwasher was as loud as truck, didn't work great and had to be closed with the force of a middle school wrestler.
And yes, we are aware this is something 30+ year-olds get excited over.

Madd Max Dines

Smaller versions.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Madd Max Has A Cool Saturday

Daisy Lemonade and Girl Scout Cookie stand.
Luke's Mad Science Birthday Party.
Go Luke!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Madd Max Are Lucky

This week, Toby and Taisie picked the kids up after school as our normal babysitter was in rehearsals.    Which was awesome.
 The kids got to come home to projects.
Here's a print out Taisie prepped for their butterfly project.
 Sam and Jess got to come home to homemade dinners.

Madd Max Have School Pictures

1st Grade.
This is totally how a human child smiles.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Slappy Plays Barbies

With Tio Greg.  Who is down for whatever.