Sunday, August 26, 2018

Slappy Gets Cake Inspired

After watching the Kids Baking Championship, Maddie was inspired for Taisie's birthday.  So much so, that she began the stages of the cake 2 days before the actual day.  Here's the making of the cake itself.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Madd Max Has A Wrap Party

With Future Man friends.
At the Spare Room.

Madd Max Sees A Local Potter

Jess, who had her open house at her brand new studio, Fahrenheit Ceramics, where she is a founding member.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Slappy Gets A Pencil Case

During back to school shopping, Maddie told Jess that she wasn't happy with any of the pencil cases, as what she really wanted was a "Nevertheless, she persisted" one.  With fifth grade feminism not to be ignored, Jess knew etsy could help.
Then Auntie Jamie heard about the pencil case and added some swag to her backpack as well.  
We can do it!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Madd Max Celebrate Caroline

With a weekend BBQ and cake at the Findleys.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Madd Max Get A Fur-ever Friend

Upon arriving at the kitten fair at the Burbank Animal Shelter, Jess made clear to the kids that she wanted a baby kitten - like 10 weeks old - since she wouldn't be a able to have another kitten in the house for another 15ish years.  As it turns out - to adopt a 10 week old kitten, you must arrive at right when the fair begins.  After waiting on line for what seemed like kid forever, Jess did think it was only fair to let the kids at least look at some of the kittens.
Tony was 14 weeks old.  And Jess was on the fence until Max pointed out, "Mom, isn't a Tony an award also."  
With kismet on his side, and Jess one step closer to an EGOT (The Countess Emeline, Oscar and now Tony), Tony joined the family.
First hour at his new home.
Second hour at his new home.
And then notoriety.
On the local news channel 4.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Madd Max Has A First Day Of School

 The obligatory photo.
Here is the first one of our two.
 Maddie had her two besties with her in Mrs. Covington's class.
Margarita and Samantha.
 Max had his two besties in Mrs. Matic's class - Imani.
And Phoenix.