On the first day of summer, where Taisie signed them up for a program where they got to feed otters after the otters gave "paw." Jess was a little jealous, otters being her favorite animal at the Bronx Zoo.
Jess was gifted 3 tickets to the Ahmanson where the Scottish Ballet was performing, "A Streetcar named Desire." It was Jess and Taisie's first time at the Ahmanson, but as the fam walked up Maddie was all, "Oh, I've been here before!" (She came with camp to see a play).
Being very grownup, reading her program.
We had been warned that the content was recommended for 15 and up. At the end of the first act, her synopsis was, "Her whole family dies and they have sex." She wasn't wrong, but did enjoy the entire thing. It was a really great ballet.
Jess woke up to presents and kitties at the end of her bed.
Breakfast in a bag, to be had in bed.
And Max's portrait of Jess, complete with Dexter shirt and descriptions of how the parts of the body were used - "heart that is filled with love", etc. He added in, "2 rows of teeth, top and bottom, to bite my butt" (something Jess says to get the kids into bed:)
Sometimes Maddie likes to have Max in the same room at bedtime. They split the time between rooms, sometimes Max on the mattress on the floor in hers, sometimes the opposite. When she in Max's room, she gets a little extra love.