Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas came early

Mark and Judy got Zack and Rob an early Christmas gift--tickets to the new Star Wars movie. They loved it!

Friday, November 03, 2017

A new journey

The boy has been lucky enough to inherit my teeth, poor thing. So we've started down orthodontics road as of this week. He has spacers until Monday, when he gets expanders. Then it's on to braces in December. Funny how it takes me all right back to Dr. Bedrosian, my orthodontist.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6 years later

Six years later and he loves her more than ever.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ren Fest

Kelly took Zack and Arianna to the Renaissance Festival a few weeks ago.

Harry Potter World

Rob, Kelly, Ella, and Zack had a great time at Universal Studios. Georgia, JoJo and I had a great time at home.


Zack's class was so good at lunch this week that they got a reward (free seating, but I don't really know what that means).

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017


According to the disgruntled artist in the foreground, MOMA has mis-attrbuted this piece to Jean-Michelle Basquiat, when the true artist is Zack-Cole Malootian. I'm sure a correction will be made immediately.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

His father's child

Zack and I were walking last night. He pointed out plants in someone's yard and said "You have those leaves, Mama!" 

"Yes, those are hosta." 

"Pasta plants? That's awesome!"


This boy did an awesome job of walking Georgia last night (though I think she went easy on him). She can be a challenge (Rabbit! Dog for whom a grudge is held!) but he kept control. And he and I got a nice chat out of it, too.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Doodles at Dewey.

About a month ago, on that super hot weekend in April, Kelly and I took Zack, Arianna, and Jo Jo to Doodles at Dewey. It was a great weekend to go to the beach. Z and A are great together--they keep an eye on each other and don't get into trouble, so it was relaxing for me, too.

May the Fourth be With You

This was taken May 4th, Star Wars Day.

I'm so glad I made this blanket. It seems to make a really good cape.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mother's Day

This boy and I went out for ice cream on Mother's Day. The shop has shelves fill of books and games. When we sat down, he asked if we could play Connect Four when we were finished with our ice cream. What a great time we had! He was a good winner and a good loser. We laughed when the gate let loose midway through a game and we had to start all over. We had a great afternoon.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cicada time

These guys are all over, having come out four years early. Zack and I think it's pretty cool, though I've got to brush them off my tires every morning.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

We have...

..A cyclist! Something clicked yesterday and he's riding away, and quite proud of it!

Thursday, March 23, 2017


(Z was sitting on the toilet before his shower)

Z: Mama, did Kelly say she had a pig bladder?

Me: No, she has a pig valve in her heart.

Z: (thinking)

Z: Well, that explains why she snorts when she laughs!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Birthday party

We had Zack's birthday party today. Everyone had a great time. What a great group of kids! I think that's what makes me happiest---that Zack had found such great friends and had such a good time with them.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


So this boy turned 9 today (!). He's creative, smart (and turning into a smart ass. Can't imagine where that could be coming from. 🤔), funny, comfortable in his own skin, a good friend, and an all-around cool kid. (OK, maybe I'm biased.). This year he's really doing well in school, reading at a 4th grade level and he just got moved up to a higher spelling level. He's enjoying reading on his own a lot more, too. He's got a lot of friends and gets along with almost everyone. I'm so glad he's in our life. May he have many more years of happiness.

Monday, February 20, 2017


I love our neighborhood--today we had an impromptu lemonade stand/sword fight.

Monday, January 23, 2017


We marched. It was amazing.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017