Saturday, October 31, 2015

Madd Max Hits The Streets

Pumpkin on yo head.
Short break to hand out candy.
Auntie Jamie even stopped by to cruise the streets.
Bringing it in.
As Izzie would tell every house, "Thank you, Halloween!"
And finally, in a move that would make Dozee proud, Maddie kept up the kid count as she manned the last of the trick-or-treaters.

Madd Max Has A Travel Crew

Maddie - Black Ninja
Gwen - White Ghost
Audrey - Pumpkin
Izzie - Bear
Max - Darth Vader
John - Terrifying
This was so much more disturbing in person.

The Scrapper Carves

With the help of Taisie and Sam.
Sam working on his mad snowman.
Taisie working on a more classic shape.
Mad snowman.
Who came after all of these pumpkins.
Some who had claw marks to accompany their sad, terrified faces.

Madd Max Stocks Up

On Trick-or-Treat candy.  Madd was convinced this would not be enough - she was slightly correct.  This year we did run out at the very end - 95 kids - and post-Haunt On candy had to be brought out.
In-n-Out was also stocked up on and Uncle David was thought of again.

The Scrapper Plants Succulents

With his Boy Scout Den.
Originally it was supposed to be a tree, but because of the drought, the city of Burbank is not offering their free tree program.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Madd Max Have Their Halloween Parade

Darth left his mask at home due to school policy, even though Jess told him kids wore their masks for the parade.  He is not one to push the boundaries of school rules.
Maddie was so stealthy that Jess could not find her in the 2nd grade crowd for about 10 minutes.  No, really.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Madd Max Gets Their Halloween Costmes

In the mail from Mimi.  Maddie - an "all black, Mom, all black" Ninja.  Max, self described as a "kid Darth Vader."

The Scrapper Gets His Blue Belt

Very Excited.
Very Serious.
Very Proud.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Madd Max Gets More Panama

This time a planned trip with Gwen, who jumped right on in to doll playing with Madd.
And more chess with Aunt Rachel.

Madd Max Pack It Up

Maddie was very focused on cleaning up the camp.
Max liked to take down the tent poles.
And a last turn at the BB gun range.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Madd Max Hits The Haunt-On

In the late afternoon, all the campers get in their costumes.
And go tent to tent, trick-or-treating.
Sleeping bag bed bugs.

Madd Max Hikes

To the top of the mountains.
Which Maddie had decreed as the only place we could take a selfie.

Madd Max Shoots

BB guns.
Maddie's favorite acitivity.
Also arrows.
This is the very comfortable, not at all cold, temp pool - that has nothing to do with shooting.

Madd Max Do Activities

Spider tossing.
Pumpkin carving.
Sam manned the make-your-own-harmonica station for an hour.
And lanyards, of course.

Madd Max Wakes Up At Camp Verdugo Oaks

The morning flag ceremony.
Max's favorite place at camp.
Tent city - there were 400 people camping over the weekend.
Boy Scout Camp Verdugo Oaks.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Madd Max Arrives At Camp

Boy Scout Camp, just as dusk was falling.
2 excited kids, 1 nervous - I haven't been camping since I was 11 - Jess.
Maddie read bedtime stories, saying it was only fair because sometimes parents need a break.
The camp at night.

The Scrapper Gets A Wiggly Tooth

After complaining that his tooth hurt, Max realized it was actually a teeny bit loose.  He was thrilled, this being his first one.
And spent the rest of the drive like this.