Sunday, August 28, 2016

Madd Max Have A Send-Off Brunch

For Steve-o who is heading all over the globe for work.
The smallest set.
The medium set and fun with dry ice.
The biggest set.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Madd Max Celebrates Caroline

Happy Birthday!!  The paparazzi (and this crew) loves you.  

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Madd Max Break A Hundo

On the vet's scale.  They were quite pleased.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Madd Max Has The Kitten - Day 2

 Max's closet mirrors covered because she really does not like that kitten in the mirror.
 Kitten napz.
 Kitten cuddles with Sam.
Also with Max.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Madd Max Gets A Kitten

 The last pix Jess took of Oscar before his world turned upside down.  He clearly knows something very not cool is up.
 The fam saw this 8-9 week old kitten in one of the Burbank Animal Shelter cages.  She was with her mom and 2 siblings, playing happily.  The fam spent about 45 min with her in this room as she warmed up quickly and began playing with the kids.
 The decision is made.
 Welcome to the fam!
 And the bathroom - where we all hang out (Jess is in the shower).
 The kitten showed off her socialization skillz, by settling down with Max. 
Later, she got moved into Max's room because she seemed ready for more space than anticipated.  After setting her up with a little bed on a low shelf, Sam checked in to make sure things were good before bed.  After seeing this, he came out and told Jess, "We may have picked the right kitten."
 Lookout that punim.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Scrapper Has Family Resemblances

Great Uncle Bob on the right, Great Grandma center and Dozee on the left.  Aunt Marian and Kristin see some Max in the Dozee in this pix.  Jess does too.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Madd Max Hit The Pool

Where Maddie went off the high dive for the first time.
While Max hit the water slides.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Madd Max Arrives in LA

1am EST.  So tired.

Madd Max Has A Last Morning

With more Apples to Apples.
And a discussion with Max on why we should probably stay at Chocorua longer, or possibly even live there. "There is a water supply, a food supply and a barn." (The food being blueberries, blackberries and sugar snap peas, of course).
Besides Apples to Apples, the barn swing was the other favorite activity of the week for all the kids.
A final Apples to Apples.
On the porch right before departure.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Madd Max Camps Out

At Aunt Rachel and Uncle David's, where Max got to do one of his favorite things - get the eggs from the chickens.
The backyard.
The tent for the cousin camp out.
Dinner al fresco, complete with a distraught Max who got a second gnat in his eye, and felt very much that he was not getting the sympathy that was deserved for such a plight.  (The first gnat went in and was found the next morning in the corner of his eye, complete with blood trail - this marking one of Jess' top gross parenting moments).
Adult dinner with less gnat.
With meteor showers above.

Madd Max Enjoy Some More Lake Fun

And bike fun.
Paddle boarding.
Canoeing - a bald eagle was spotted.

Madd Max Documents And Builds

The girls worked on gathering toads.  First, "Taco Bell" and then a focus on "Destiny."
Gwen's scientific record of everything they knew about Destiny, the toad.
Meanwhile, the boys, particularly Simon worked on their clubhouse, or cuzhouse as Maddie called it.
Pretty neat.
All finishing up with some Apples to Apples on the porch.

Madd Max Takes Some Family Photos