Friday, December 31, 2010

a new era begins

Thank you Chantale for the bicycle!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


sorry for the cell phone video, but you get the picture. The Malloys have been super busy, but we'll clear the backlog soon.

Meanwhile, Max is starting to read, and LIA has a tooth. Big developments on this end!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

sassing for advanced preschoolers

MAMA: Max, please go sit down.

MAX: No! N-O. No!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

nice hat L.I.A.!

Mrs. Darlene has done it again!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Not where I put Max to sleep tonight.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Little lady

The hoarder in me mourns the passing of seasons a little because babies so quickly outgrow beautiful outfits such as this one. L.I.A. had no place special to go today, but it's 80 degrees in November (thanks climate changers!)and we had to get more mileage out of this adorable dress.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

big girl

L.I.A. has graduated to the shopping cart!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

random adorable

Nothing brightens a morning like Max in pajamas.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Archeology 101

Check out Max at the nature center digging for fossils.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


L.I.A. started her morning off right!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

words are everywhere!

Max picked up this cd and said "Walgreens. WAL. GREENS. Walgreens!" Mama was floored.

Friday, October 15, 2010

boys night dispatch

sent from my gphone.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Oct 15, 2010 6:57 AM
Subject: IMG00043-20101014-1924.jpg
To: "Melanie Malloy" <>

Max appreciating his royal treatment at Park Cafe.
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

new frontiers!

L.I.A. is crawling! Slowly, and backwards, but a whole new world is opening up for our young heroine.

Also, she loves kale and spinach (and paper, and Mama's wallet, and Max's toys). Mashed potatoes and squash, not so much.

Monday, September 27, 2010

L.I.A.'s new hat

One thing I didn't know about girl babies is that they make people want to cover them in hand-sewn/knit/crocheted articles. L.I.A. has been blessed with many blankets, sweaters, and this latest piece of adorable from Mama's hallmate Mrs. Darlene, who made hats for the whole family. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Max's photography

He's poised to turn the art world on its head with his abstracted figures and self-portraits. L.I.A. is happy to model.


Grandpa took Max on a spur-of-the-moment boyz trip to Florida. Max had a great time seeing his family. Wish we could have all gone!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

long live the Malloys

We recently lost Ty's beloved cousin Davon Malloy. Though Max and L.I.A. never got to meet him, we will work to make sure that they have a relationship with their little/big cousin Da'Vonni. Davon left a strong legacy of love, and we honor that legacy as we mourn his untimely passing.

RIP Davey D -- 7.30.78-8.15.10

Saturday, August 21, 2010

where a kid can be a kid

Today we celebrated our neighbor Jakaya's birthday at that venerable old establishment of child mayhem, Chuck E. Cheese's. Good times.

saturday morning routine

On Saturday mornings, Max lets his hair down. Just not so much down. More like out.

Friday, August 13, 2010

boyz night out is expanding

L.I.A. is almost ready to crash the party. Now that it's no longer strictly boyz night, any suggestions for a new name for the weekly sleepover at Grandpa's?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

growing up so fast

L.I.A. sits up. And she says "Dada." And she weighs 15 pounds. Where does the time go?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

the lincoln bedroom

We caught up with our dear friends Ben and Isaac as their band, The Lincoln Bedroom, kicked off their East Coast tour. Max and L.I.A had a blast, and later Mama and Daddy rocked out with the band. Fun times!

Friday, July 30, 2010

boyz night dispatch

Max and Grandpa had fun!  Pictured with Max are Blue Racer and Blue Racer's cousins. Blue Racer is one of Max's best friends.

Friday, July 23, 2010

big boy, revisited


MAMA: to Daddy Should we send Max to the babysitter?

MAX: Not the babysitter, Mommy, I'm a big boy! I go to the big-boy-sitter!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

self portraits of Max

It used to be that Max's parents had to make self portraits with Max. Now we are entirely dispensable.

say cheese!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Max on pineapple:

"It's delicious to me, thank you! It's sweet and sour and delicious."

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"check the blog"

People often ask when the kids hit certain milestones, like rolling over or cutting a first tooth. I never remember, but that's why we have a blog! So for future reference, L.I.A. rolled over for the first time yesterday. There you have it, future inquirer.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

don't we all feel like this sometimes?

clearing the backlog

while the camera is broken, we dug up some videos from the vault.

Monday, June 28, 2010

daddy's girl

do you see the resemblance between L.I.A. and Ty as a baby?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dispatch from Grandpa

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Jun 24, 2010 4:12 PM
Subject: IMG00024.jpg
To: "Melanie Malloy" <>

Max reading the contributor in the jeep. He gave the homeless paper man a dollar for it.
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"big boy"

Afternoon at the babysitter's house. Mrs. Paul has Max in her lap and pretends to feed him a bottle

MRS. PAUL: You're a baby!

MAX: No I'm not, I'm a big boy!

MRS. PAUL: Yes you are, you're a baby!

Max leaps up and performs a dizzying array of jumps, spins, and rolls.

MAX: Babies can't do that, big boys do that!

pictures to come soon, promise.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

sing a song of opposites

to the tune of "Mary had a little lamb"

MAMA: This is fast and this is


MAMA: This is fast, this is


MAMA: This is fast and this is


MAMA: Sing along with me...

second verse

MAMA:This is black and this is


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cousin Célimène

L.I.A.'s first outing (at 3 days!) was to visit her cousin, world-class pianist Célimene Daudet.

Budget Halloween 2010


camera's on the fritz

So please accept some fuzzy cell phone pictures til we get it back and running.

playing favorites

Morning, at home. Max wakes up in his bedroom and hears L.I.A. talking to Mama in the living room

L.I.A.: ahhhh ehhhhuhhehhhhaaah ppppbbbbttt ahhhh

from his bedroom

MAX: Good morning L.I.A.! I hear you, I'm coming... Hi L.I.A.!

MAMA: Good morning, Max!

Max walks in and gives Mama the side-eye

MAX: I was talking to L.I.A.

Friday, June 4, 2010


We had a lovely visit from Grandpa's friends (and secret blog readers) Shirlyn and Danell.  They brought lovely gifts for L.I.A. (and hairbows for those who can't tell that pink skirt = girlchild) and a puzzle for Max, who watched as we put it almost all the way together, then came through with the last piece for the win. Thanks ladies!


Max has an eye for photography. An EYE, get it? nyuk nyuk nyuk.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday Miracle

The law of two kids sleeping goes like this: two kids will never be asleep at the same time during the day,except when you are in the car on your way to the first of six errands. So this scene was worth documenting.

On another note... someone saw L.I.A. in this all pink outfit, in her pink flowered carseat, and asked if she was a boy or a girl. I blame Cam'Ron.