Thievery, Messy Eating, Doctoring, and a Buddy

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The countdown to Kindergarmageddon continues, with just two weeks remaining before Max graduates to a whole new phase of his life. We’re doing our best to prepare ourselves, but our weekends haven’t really changed all that much.

We decided to invite some buddies over to play, as it’s been a while since we’ve done so. First, though, we had our morning of being goofy around the house.

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I look away for a second, and all of a sudden Owen has my hat and shoes (“AND A CAR, DADDY!”)

The time on this next image confuses me, as I don’t remember doing this quite so early in the morning.

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And yet, pudding face at 8:30am.

We spent the morning cleaning and making sure everything was ready to go, which of course meant the boys tried really hard to be counterproductive.

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Owen dragged his construction tower into the hallway, where Max…well, so far as I can tell, gave him Botox injections.

Before we knew it, the time had come. The boys played around very briefly downstairs until we grew tired of them and gave them something to keep them busy for a while.

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Kinect is a wonderful thing.

Alex hung out with us, but he was a lot less of a handful than his counterparts. After the boys were nice and sweaty from all their jumping around, we all piled into the car and headed out to our friendly neighborhood arcade for some ticket hoarding.

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It’s dark in there, and this is the best I can do with a phone.

Everyone left with a prize and a yearning for food, so we tried to find sustenance at a nearby Italian restaurant. When we found out the wait there was entirely unreasonable for the kids, we put in a call to another local pizza place Christy and I had been to for lunch a few times. They were able to seat us right away, so we rushed over. Little did we realize that the evening experience there is a bit different from lunch. It was a bit more noisy thanks to the addition of a lounge-style singer, and a few minutes after we sat down we were introduced to some other in-house entertainment. I usually don’t toss videos in the middle of a post like this, but I feel it fits here.


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Max gets the business end of a potential spinny disaster.


Apparently this guy walks around the restaurant and keeps everyone entertained by tossing pizza dough to the kids. Sadly, we didn’t get the first throw on camera. It was directed at Owen, but landed a bit to the left…right on top of Mikey’s head. The kids had a blast, and the food wasn’t too bad either. After all that, though, it was time for all of us to head home.

Sunday was a little more relaxed, starting with a trip to IKEA (a little more on that soon) and ended with Max gaining a few new additions for his room. Christy had promised him a trip to our local pottery place, so they headed out while Owen took a nap. I wasn’t there to snap any photos, but Christy is ever prepared and hooked me up via her cell phone.

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Max has a stuffed animal named Mittens. He wanted to immortalize her in pottery form.

By the time they got back Owen was awake and ready to roll. We enlisted the boys’ help in tackling the project we’d purchased from IKEA that morning. Max is going to be starting school soon, and we knew he was going to need a place to get his homework done.

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So now he has a desk.

Time is just flying by. If you want to check the rest of this week’s out, click here. Otherwise, we’ll see you next time with a cavalcade of photos from Max’s pre-school graduation.

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