Sunday, March 27, 2016

Madd Max Have A Happy Easter

Baskets from the Bunny.
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The beginning of the traditional Easter Scavenger Hunt.

And egg hunt, which had a lot more hiding places due to the backyard construction.
More searching.
Egg dying.
And Page egg cracking to cap off the evening.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Madd Max Gets Easter Cards

The Easter Bunny may have written with her left hand.  Or been intoxicated.  Or is on a government watch list somewhere.

Slappy Enjoys Some STEM

A downloaded game all about coding.

Madd Max Makes The Annual Easter Trek

Well, first annual.  Instead of an Easter egg hunt in the Findleys or Kender-Pages backyards, where there is ongoing construction, everyone gathered at the house, had some munchies, grabbed a sip cup and headed over to Toby and Taisie's.
Max was fully dressed for the occasion.
Friendship.
All these kids.
And the hunt begins.
Aarin had stayed up the night before to fill all of these eggs.
Lots of good hiding spots.
All over the backyard.
Even the smallest kiddo got in on the action.
While the adults noshed.
Easter flowers.

The Scrapper Goes To SkyZone

His first time, for Imani's birthday party.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Madd Max Tweets Professionally

Jess' show, The Catch, premiered on Thursday night.  She was invited to live tweeting premiere party in Hollywood.
Where she tweeted and drank custom drinks.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Slappy Turns 8

 A morning of cinnamon rolls and bed presents.
 Followed by a trip to the Museum of Natural History.
 Which has exhibits inside.
And out.
 And of course, pizza for dinner after McDonalds for lunch.
 And then home to some serious birthday spoiling.
And a personalized Taisie cake.
We love you, our eight-year-old!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Madd Max Get Spoiled

Boat sushi.
A home cooked meal by Dozee.
And a giant birthday cupcake, as the lunch birthday cake did not survive the trip back from San Clemente.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Madd Max Heads To San Clemente

Because Uncle Wills and Aunt Ally also happened to be there visiting her folks.
Lunch.
And a surprise birthday cake for the very surprised almost 8-year-old.
Beach frisbee.
And a quick visit with the Leibleins.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Madd Max Gets More Grandparents In Town

Mimi and Dozee arrived late Thursday night.  Just in time for morning tickles.
And the walk to school.
Later, dinner at Taisie and Toby's.
Where the kiddos made bunnies under Mimi's direction.
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How to make a bunny.

Slappy Texts A Friend

Jess received a call from Jackson's mom, who had a request from her son to text Maddie.  They had gotten the idea after passing notes in class, which they refer to as "paper texting." Neither Jackson nor Maddie had ever texted anyone except family, so this was a very big day.  After some explaining of the rules of texting, the first text was sent.  Please note, our girl's first real text to her friend was "that is poop."

Monday, March 14, 2016

Madd Max Learn They Can Text

From their iPads.
But then who and what to text?



Sunday, March 13, 2016

Madd Max Has Great Friends


And for those of you wondering who they all are:
Click bigger to see name labels.

Madd Max Still Has Creative Friends

This is the second time we have stayed at this Big Bear house, which is awesome except for one thing - the lights over the kitchen island that shine directly into your eyes while you cook and chat.  Some of you may recall that the group attempted to solve the issue in 2013.
Here are the 3 ways the situation was addressed in 2016.
And yes - all 3 designs stayed up like this the entire weekend.
That guy is actually held together innovatively with a bread bag clip.