Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Madd Max Has Playdates

When Jess isn't working, the kids come out to play.
First, a playdate with Mackenzie and some Halloween desserts.
Followed by the making of a Dream Dinner for a Girl Scout badge - which Maddie hated doing (don't let that smile fool you).
Next, a playdate with Imani.
And finally, a Friday playdate with Luke and Stella.  All four walked themselves home after school.

The Scrapper Has Homework

A lot of homework.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Madd Max Has A Big Wind

West Coast winds don't play.  This one knocked the dead tree across the street into the neighbor's car, busting the back windshield.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Madd Max Water Parks and Celebrates

Morning breakfast and Big Hero 6 with Isse.
Some final family sliding.
And then over to the Findleys for Drew's birthday.
Above - the lineup meant to stop the little kids from going to the pool, but later became their dinner seating.
A dinner tradition - Lilly being convinced to do Jess' hair in a fancy braid.
Happy Birthday, Drew!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Madd Max Heads To Great Wolf Lodge

Which was themed for Halloween, and filled the kids with crazy excitement.
Maddie spent 2 hours in the wave pool to start.
Max hit up the slides (Jess' favorite activity were the 2 inner tube slides made to fit the entire family).
Then, the arrival of the Williams and a very excited Audrey.
Much needed french fry break with Isse.
A little wine break for the parents who had prepped for the evening.
Trick-or-treating.  Later, Maddie took Audrey around, the other 2 kids not wanting to leave the water park.  There was a lot of candy.
Chill time by the fire.
Afterwards, everyone gathered in the Williams' suite except for Maddie who was thrilled to stay in the hotel room by herself.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Madd Max Has School Pictures

Mona Lisa smile.
Beginning of 5th grade.
Max's thoughts on this photo:
My smile needs work.
Beginning of 4th grade.

The Scrapper Has His First Sleepover

To clarify - his first boy sleepover.
Waiting is such sweet sorrow.  
Phoenix was coming over sometime btwn 6-7.  Max waited the entire hour at the window.
Pizza, watermelon, Bey Blades and Maze Runner = pure joy.
A little Dog Man reading before bed.