Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hogwart's Graduation

This was the first year that Professor Kreil attended the Moorpark College graduation ceremonies, looking very official is all his regalia. His hood is gold and red, the colors of the school from which he got his Masters Degree, but he maintains that it's because he's in the House of Gryffindor.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not You, Jenny. Another Jenny.

Maddox has a couple imaginary friends. We don't see him playing with them, but he is constantly telling stories about hunting tigers and other adventures he has with these friends. Whenever he tells these stories and I ask with whom he went tiger hunting or robot shooting or superhero flying, the answer is always the same...

"My friends Michael and Jenny. Not you, Jenny. Another Jenny."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When I'm Not Home

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Desperately Seeking Shower

Last month, we had the extreme pleasure of participating in the Irvine Mud Run, a 3.5 mile run with all kinds of obstacles and mud pits!
Maddox is showing off the boo boo he got on his knee before the race. His pitiful face would suggest a broken limb or an amputated appendage, but it was really just a microscopic scratch.

I know Jeff looks fairly clean here, but his heat went well before mine, and he finished the race about half an hour before I did, so the mud was dried and caked on him. He made sure to dive into the mud pit, so he was covered from head to toe.
The muddy buddies... Alicia, Jenny, Michelle and Amanda Robinson. Isaiah Leslie, Jeff and Mad.
After the race, there was a kids' mud run! Parents were allowed to run with their kiddos if they were too little to run on their own, so Jeff volunteered to go into the pit again. Here they are warming up at the starting line.
Daddy and Maddox off and racing...

...into the human car wash...
...and straight into the mud pit...

I think it's a new annual tradition!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Easter 2010

Maddox had the monopoly on Easter this year because he was the only kiddo around. He was very happy to eat as many hard boiled egg as he could for a couple weeks!

Someday when we look back, we will always fondly remember when Maddox was three as the year when he wore his cape every single day. Every. Single. Day. His individuality is actually one of my very favorite characteristics!

Buzz Had The Shrimp

Buzz Lightyear took a little trip to Red Lobster to visit with his Grandma Great...

Granny Mammy was a good sport about the whole thing. I'm not sure she was expecting her great-grandson to show up in full costume, but she handled it with grace.
Come to think of it, most interactions with Maddox are best handled with a little grace.

Go Angels!