Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Madd Max Start Camp

And this year they are in the same group!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Madd Max Are Lagging

As in when a video is not streaming well, and the images jumps back and forth.
They did this for about 15 minutes, cracking each other up, before Jess asked what they were doing.

Madd Max Celebrates Memorial Day

 Prepping pigs in a blanket.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Slappy Turns 8.2

Height: 52 1/2" (80th percentile)
Weight: 61.8lbs (65th percentile)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Madd Max Head To Venice

 Where they met up with college friends, Jake and Karen.
 And their kiddos Nathaniel and David, who all became fast friends.
 A little female weightlifting competition.
Max was set on finding fossils.  
His fossils.  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Madd Max Does Gymnastics On The Front Lawn

Who knew Sam could do this?

Madd Max Bikes To Dinner

En route back home.
Max working on balance with training wheels, and Maddie totally working it without them.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Madd Max Has A Last Sleepover

At Taisie and Toby's before they head to Panama and then Chocorua.

Slappy Has A Playdate

With Ellie, doing some science.

The Scrapper Has A Playdate

With Evan at his school carnival, where there is this awesome mural.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Scrapper Has Views On Retirement

His words on why you have to retire:
"You get to old to do the thing, so you have to leave your work."
Expounding on his original thought:
"I know why you have to retire - so you don't die while you're doing your work."

The Scrapper Has The Pinewood Derby

Max with his car.
The competition.
The races.  Max won in the first heat, came in 2nd in the 2nd and 3rd, and 3rd in the 4th.
And won Most Creative.
For this car.
Lookit that detail.
Reference for those of you who are not familiar with Plants vs. Zombies.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Scrapper Preps For The Pinewood Derby

Or rather Sam does.
Tiny model pieces.

Madd Max Celebrate Elizabeth's 7th

Birthday cake by Marissa.
Birthday girl.
Max, Sam and Elizabeth take a spin around the rink.
Ellie and Madd.
And Miss Caroline.

Slappy Has Improved

That's her on the back balance beam.  She can now do a cartwheel off the lower one.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Madd Max Have The Spring Dance

Max is the back of the line in the middle, and since the line went back and forth, he became at line leader at times.
The 1st Graders and a little Kool & The Gang's Celebration.
The 2nd Graders and some Shakira's Try Everything.
Madd is in the middle in an orange shirt, concentrating very hard.
Since they were not able to make it to the Dance, Taisie and Toby got a private show.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Scrapper Gets Kudos

From one of his besties - Stella.
Now, most of the pages in the Max book talk about how Max is kind, a good friend, helpful, etc.  This page is written by Ella, who kissed Max on the playground, and said he is special because "he is the cutest person."

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Madd Max Have An Open House

 Our 1st grader.
And his self portrait.
Max has lost his two bottom front teeth and the adult ones are coming in with the standard jagged tops.  Jess loved that these had been duly noted in the drawing.
Our 2nd grader and her self portrait.  She said she loves half smiles.
 What she wants to be when she grows up - a space scientist.
Her friend, June's drawing of her, complete with the bell bottom pants she has been favoring and her hearing aid.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Madd Max Harken Back To Jurassic Park

And one of Jess' favorite movie quotes of all time:
"Life finds a way."
On her first day of opening set on her new job, Jess pulled up to a block long, asphalt parking lot, and right in the middle of it, this dandelion.