Thursday, December 31, 2009


A whole new world has opened up for our young hero. Thanks Auntie Kawai!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

budget halloween at christmastime


pretend phone conversations

anywhere, with any rectangular object

MAX: call so-and-so!

MAMA:dials number. Hello, so-and-so? How are you? pause. Oh, that's nice. pause. Oh, you'd like to speak to Max? Hold on please. to Max. Max, so-and-so is on the phone for you. tries to hand Max the phone.

MAX:waving the phone away. I'm BUSY.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

know your history

Yesterday, we went to a commemoration / reenactment of the Battle of Nashville. Max had his first (but likely not last) high-level meeting with a head of state.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

the 80's are here to stay

Max gave Louie the Lightning Bug a little love as Mama entered a total time warp. Louie the Lightning Bug still exists?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

giving thanks

we had a wonderful long weekend. We put Max's letter puzzle together, and now it graces his ceiling. Surprisingly, after this fiasco, we were only missing 3 small pieces.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

there's the best...

and then there are the other Max Malloys of the world. There's

Max Malloy, communications nerd.

and Max Malloy, scrawny high school football player.

and Max Malloy, " volleyball.birds and the bees.fireworks.beach at pawleys island, sc.trampolines.snowboarding at breck.drumset.p90x.left behind series."(hey, your cooler toddler namesake likes trampolines too!)

Sadly, Google has stopped finding my two favorites, Max Malloy, revolutionary playwright, and Max Malloy, (former?) head coach of the Mighty Cupcakes soccer team.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

toys: who needs 'em?

When you have this awesome cardboard box! Thanks,Levi's mama!

return of the jedi

May the force be with you.

like father like son

mmmm tastes good!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

fun with science

Max shows Auntie Kawai the proper use of the vortex, microcentrifuge, and microcentrifuge tube racks.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

family reunion

Max and cousin Alex had fun hanging out this weekend!

random adorable

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

campus capers

Max took a field trip to Daddy's school. College is fun!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Papa’s friend Simon finally figured out what Max kept talking about as Max looked over the balcony. Can you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

boyz night wrap up

Max's house, the morning after.

MAMA: So, what did you do last night?
MAX: I partied with Papa!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

move over ?uestlove

Max is in the house!

my how they grow

when we got this lab lab bean plant, Max could hold it in its pot. Last week, we ate our first harvest of beans. Thanks Daddy!

Monday, September 28, 2009

things you learn the first time around

more small parts = more mayhem

A star is born

last night,we went to see our favorite reggae-hip-hop band, Cobalt Blue. Max caught the feeling and got up on stage to jam with the band. It was a stunning debut.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Evening. A playdate, somewhere in Nashville.

DADDY: What's your name, little man?

MAX'S NEW FRIEND: My name is Cornelius.

MAX: Yo Cornelius! My name is MAX.

Monday, September 14, 2009

designated driver

always practice safe boating, folks!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

day out with thomas

Today Max took his first train ride on a life-sized version of Thomas the Tank Engine! Mama and Daddy got their first taste of commercially fueled toddler frenzy (complete with mini "what do you MEAN I can't have the $70 Thomas merchandise" meltdown).

worth the wait

sorry guys! Mama's computer died. let the catching up commence. This is how much hair Max has now (compare with how much he had then.).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

family fun!

Pictures forthcoming. Last week, Max was blessed to have three generations of Daddy's family come down from Connecticut and Maryland to visit. We all had a wonderful time with Great Grandmother Rosalie ("Manmunna") Great Grandfather Butch ("Bootch") Great Aunt Annabelle ("Babbabail"), Grandma Tamara ("Manma") and cousin Nathalie ("Momani"). We even discovered another cousin, Jason, in Clarksville, about 45 minutes away! The food was spectacular, the company divine. Pics to follow (ahem, Momani). We'll be up there soon!


Max took his buddy Samira for a ride in his "Papa's Jeep." Because every Jeep is Papa's Jeep.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

tantrums for advanced toddlers

Max's bedroom, bedtime. Max is fighting sleep, weeping and wailing in full tantrum mode.

MAX: Max is crying!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


We inherited a ping-pong table. Max is ready.

if you ever wondered

why Max is so smart... it's because he knows where electricity was really discovered.

Church Date

We're not sure if Max and Ashley actually made it to church, but he sure was stylin'! This is the rest of his Sunday Best from Aunt Sharon.

more awards show fashion

it must be the shirt. Max's take on the suit with no tie? The tie with no suit. NB: Max makes these fashion decisions for himself. If you think Max would let Mama and Daddy wrangle him into a tie just for pictures, you haven't met him. Clearly, he is wary of suburban toddlers everywhere biting his style and didn't want me even documenting the outfit.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

the joy of being 2

Max: Park. PARK!
Mama: You wanna go to the park, Max?
Max: NO!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


One morning at preschool(okay,it was my birthday), I got a call from Max's teacher telling me that he had fallen and knocked his tooth back up into his gum. I ran to the school and found Max in tears, sitting in a circle with the other toddlers, getting no love from his teachers. That was the end of Max's preschool career. After some emergency dentistry (and demerol), Max's tooth is back in place, with the help of these baby braces. Now he's homeschooled and happier for it. But at least we know that, if he ever needs real braces, he'll still be cute!

Monday, July 13, 2009

M-A-X spells Max.

And Max will show you, dear readers, very soon, that he can read his name. He'll also show you his baby braces and why he's now a home-preschooler. Check back in a few days, pictures and video to follow.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

budding scientist

Max's photoshop skills are improving daily. Doesn't it really look like he's vortexing a sample with Auntie Kawai? Of course, Safety Officer, it's just an illusion.