Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Scrapper Sings Drake

You used to call me on my cell phone.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Madd Max Celebrates Thirteen Years

 Sam made an anniversary dinner based off of the menu at our wedding.  That great day, we had cedar plank salmon and tri-tip with a side of pasta.
For the fish - Sam made a spicy tuna on crispy rice, followed by a brussel sprouts and blue cheese pasta with pan-seared steak.
Wine from the Santa Ynez Valley in a glass from the vineyard we got married at.
One of the two best things to come out of that day - enjoying the fruits, or rather little eggs, from Sam's trip to Little Tokyo to get sushi grade ahi.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Madd Max Take A Cooking Class

By proxy.  It was actually Auntie Jamie and Jess who took it - the theme being Argentinian food.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Scrapper Makes Dessert

Why he enjoys cooking desserts with Jess -
"Because I get to taste it!"

Madd Max Make Door Signs

First Maddie and the girls.
The boys' retaliation.

Madd Max Have Voices Of Angels

Our angels on a playdate.
Later, the angels built a fort.
And got hauled around the kitchen by Sam.
Best ride eva!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Madd Max Gets Packages

 First, a book from Dozee for some breakfast reading.
Then cookies from the Grand Teton mountains from Mimi.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Madd Max Has A Heat Wave

So hot.
Until the fam has a more elegant solution, Sam has been hanging a tarp over the back windows in the afternoon to help cool the house.  This makes Jess claustrophobic.  He improvised a new solution.

Madd Max Has A Happy Father's Day

Maddie helped Jess make Eggs Benedict for Sam by cutting the muffin in half.
Breakfast cuddles.
Breakfast note.
After a day of watching movies, the evening rounded out with some Thai food and gaming playing - Clue and some Jenga.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Madd Max Has A Meal

Standard weekend fare.
Maddie reminding Jess of Jess.
Berry pie.
At around 8:30 the ruckus from the left side of the house virtually stopped, causing concern. It turned out the kids were just playing Pokemon very nicely.  Which meant the adults chatted for another hour.  Wins all around.

Slappy Does More Gymnastics

And Jess thinks it's neat.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Madd Max Meets The Walking Dead

Otherwise known as the donut cart arriving on set. This does not do the slow parade of people heading towards the cart justice - there were at least 3 more behind the men you see.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Slappy Has A Mommy Maddie Day

 First, down to San Diego for the Microtia/Atresia Picnic where there was a magician.  Maddie also took the trip very seriously, letting different parents look at and touch her ear as they gathered information for their own children.  Jess was very proud.
 Then there was a stop at Zoomars for an hour and 15 minutes of guinea pig petting.
And a dinner at a Mexican restaurant, where Jess and Maddie chatted the entire time.  A very fun day for both.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Madd Max Scored

Jess was at work and got this picture from Sam with the note #DateNight.
This and this followed.
Jess could not wait to get home.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Madd Max Open Pool Season

At the Findleys, where Max and Fiona had a little poolside chat and snack.
And Maddie practiced jumps off Sam.
Some painting with water.
Some eating in the shade.
And a little post-pool hair-styling by Caroline.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Scrapper Watches The Playoffs

Happy to watch the whole game with Dad and a bag of Popcornopolis.