Monday, December 31, 2012

Gorilla DNA

Max enters with a small gorilla-shaped vial full of brown liquid

MAX:  I have some gorilla DNA.  If you drink it, you will turn into a gorilla.  I can drink it because I already have spider DNA in me, and spiders bite bears.

Max takes a sip from the vial

MAX:  Mmmmmm tastes like chocolate.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

First sleepover

Fun times with Max's buddy Julian

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Theology 101

Max: one time God came to me and gave me a toy I wanted.

Mama: What did God look like?

Max: Air.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Today a member of the Vanderbilt Women's Basketball team was reading a Curious George book to Max's class, and I was privileged to witness this exchange:

BBALL PLAYER: do any of you have any pets?

MAX: We do! We have a goldfish and a pigmy marmoset!

I'm sorry to report that me cracking up in the back caused Max some embarrassment. I'm sorry Max. That was the best story I've heard all day.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


LIA: what is that?
MAX: it's a bug bite
LIA: *looks concerned, pokes bite, pats Max on the back* it's okay little boy...

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Max had a great first day of school.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Progress report

All of a sudden LIA is potty trained and talking in full sentences.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Infallible arguments

MAMA: Max, it's time to take off your swimsuit and get in the bath.

 MAX: But Mama, I can't take it off -- it reminds me of Chicago!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It turns out you can indeed buy happiness - for $9.99 at Target

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012


MAX: it's movie day tomorrow. We have to bring in something educational. What about Lion King 2?

MAMA: that's not really educational.

MAX: yes it is; it's about love!

Saturday, March 31, 2012


MAMA: What would you like on your cake?

MAX: me.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012