Monday, June 30, 2008

Ava one year ago today

How cute is this?

Flashy Goodness

So my wunnerful sistah Stinky gave me a flash for my camera. Here are the results:

Flashy goodness
Messy hair

Her mugging for the camera.

Post number 1600

It has been a busy weekend. I am still in recovery. Did I mention how adorable Ava was yesterday at the memorial service? She was so charming.

House Guests

So we had some guests last night. I made them pancakes this morning. Blueberry, to be exact. Yeah, I like to be a hostess.

What  do you want from me?
What do you want from me?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

La La La La

So this afternoon, we had to go to Laverne's Memorial Service. It was a somber affair except when during a silence after a hymn Ava started singing "La La La La" Laverne would have loved it. More than one person said that Laverne loved her Ava.

Ava running around.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lillian Moller Gilbreth

She was a badass. She had a PHD, 12 kids and known as the first lady of engineering.

Me, I am happy my hair and teeth are brushed.

Ava comes back from Grandma's house

Ava comes back from Grandma's house with lots of insect bites. Two on her face.

With a mouthful of banana
Ava with a mouthful of banana.

All this pigtail cuteness.

Hip Hip hooray

Tastespotting is back!

And don't think I forgot about the baby

Baby in the pool
Happy baby in the pool

Friday, June 27, 2008

Yohboh graduated

Yohboh well suited
Yohboh wearing a suit.

Two firsts yesterday

Ava wore a training pant for the first time.

Ava licked the beaters of a carrot cake I made. Not the cake batter but the cream cheese frosting.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ava the energetic

A sixteen month old is exhausting!

I wear my mama out!

Why my yohboh gets to have sex with me

Yohboh got up this morning and got delicious duck eggs as well as organic chicken eggs. He made the eggs, and bacon and Texas toast and brought them for me to eat in bed.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ava can do!

Ava has been doing somersaults all over our bed.

She says thank you quite well.

Eating kimbop
Ava eating kimbop. She ate five pieces!

I would just have to follow it.

If I saw this, I would just have to follow it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Accessories and Ava

I got Ava a pair of Hello Kitty gloves. She LOVES them.

I got some GLOVES! I am twice as cool as old school Michael Jackson.

I know you cannot stand this cuteness.

Monday, June 23, 2008

In honor of George Carlin

I have always liked George Carlin. I found him funny yet truthful. He died yesterday so to honor him I am putting the Seven Words You Cannot Say on Television with asterisks: Shit*, Piss*, Fuck*, Cunt*, CockSucker*, MotherFucker*, and Tits*.

Let it be known that Ava says that first word a lot. But she is saying "Sit" or that it what I tell myself.

Minjenah went to book club

We read Loving Frank about Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a douchebag.

This is one tired toddler.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


HR Puf N Stuf is about pot! HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT?

Lazy Sunday

Not much going on here. Just a nice day with my cute toddler (Notice how I did not say baby).

Smiling get engrossed

Pervert Lottery Winner

So this lottery winner of 57 million dollars is a sex offender. What is interesting is he is not the only one.

I am such a cynic that the thought I had was, well there goes that money, USA. You know those two pervs are in Thailand or Cambodia trolling for twelve year olds right now. Like Gary Glitter.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pivotal Things

1) I bought Ava a potty yesterday. So far, every time she sits on it, I am going batshit crazy, clapping and doing the potty dance. My goal is to have her potty trained before I leave for Thailand.

2) Ava got Yohboh a beer. I gave it her to give to him. Yohboh was so proud.

I am just too fabulous for words Dahhhling.

I made an Internet buddy

I made an internet buddy. Her name is Kia. She has a dog that looks like Lola. Lola is a very dog looking dog. She showed me this website for Korean food cookery. Yay! My mom is never going to share her secrets with me anyway. And Ava needs to know how to make kimbop.

Friday, June 20, 2008


There is a lake in Webster Mass called lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.
I think I would like some celebrity to name their next child that.

Ava is so like Minjenah

Ava is like me in that when she gets tired, she gets a burst of energy and then conks out.

This is her at 9:25.

So sleepy
This is her five minutes later.

Wanna see something crazy?

This is Ava's first time in her high chair.

Eating Watermelon
This is Ava yesterday. I love her dour face here.

The Cutest Sound Ever

My mom came over and was running over to the baby who was crying. My mother running made Ava start laughing immediately but she still wanted to be upset. Delighted gurgles and tears. It was so funny.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Since I was tired

Ava was grumpy.


I know what a Dirty Sanchez is, I know what bukkake is but I did not know what a blumpkin was.

Now I do. And you do too.

Collossally Grumpy

I am so tired right now. I could just drop. But I will persevere. Because that's what mommies do.

I found this really cute. For someone who does not like alcohol, I like these little things.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ava can do this

Ava now knows how to scratch her mosquito (totally weird word to type by the way) bites.

Bean bag chair
I sit in my bean bag chair.

I smile!

Def Con Level SEVEN

My mother believes Ava has a fever from her Not Diaper Rash.

Nuclear strikes have not caused this much distress.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What we did today besides cry

Reading Books
I picked books to read.

Reading Books
I told Mama I liked to read books.

Playing with blinds
I played with two blinds.

Playing with blinds
I played with one blind.

I pointed!

Zoning Out
I zoned out!


Ava's skin is trying to heal from her Not Diaper Rash. Every time she poops, her skin sticks to her poop. Imagine how painful that must be. She actually runs away from me when I tell her it is time for a diaper change.

Thanks again careless person for making my days unpleasant.

The amazing humping dog

So in Sex in the City the movie, Samantha adopts an amazing humping dog. She adopts the dog because the dog reminds her of herself. I hope this is not a spoiler to those of you who have not watched the movie.

Anyways, I found Gidget Gormlet, the amazing humping dog's blog.

Monday, June 16, 2008


All day screaming was the soundtrack to my day. How was yours?

I don't know what Mama is talking about.

No cameras please
I simply was not in the mood for pictures.

I am too fabu for you.
I am just to fabu for you.

LONG Shitty Day

So Ava has a rash in her diaper area. It is not a diaper rash. It is because a certain someone left a swim diaper on too long and Ava's skin got chafed. Unfortunately, it is in her diaper area. It must cause Ava some discomfort because changing her diaper has never been an issue until recently.

Now she fights a diaper change like she is getting an immunization shot. This has been particularly challenging since she has pooped three times today. Wrestling with a squirmy toddler while getting a poopy diaper off is not fucking fun. I am really frustrated right now.

I really wish the person who was so careless with my child had to deal with her screaming and tears of pain. No, they get to be the fun person. I get to deal with the flying poop and yawps of pain.

Penis Size Reference Chart

This is a very useful chart. Men not only is length an issue but GIRTH.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

For Father's Day, Yohboh and Marty got red meat.

Wearing Safety Glasses
Ava wore safety glasses.

Daddy kiss
Ava got Daddy's kisses.

Eating a fried green tomato
Ava ate a fried green tomato.

Baby in the pool
Ava went skinny dipping.

From the flames of tastespotting


Thanks stinky

Happy Father's Day

Here are some of my favorite photos (and video too!)of my yohboh and my baby.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Liquirious- not Tastespotting but still innaresting...

Anatomy of a Gummi Bear I dig the reproductive system. All Gummi Bears are male.

What 300 calories look like. That is a shit ton of broccoli.

This appeals to me

This shack appeals to me. But where is the bathroom?

Party TIME

We went to a party after we saw the newest member of the planet (that we know).

The Courant's new baby!
Welcome the newest addition to the KC AND JC's family: the kegerator. Yohboh is jealous.

Party food
Here is some of the party food. KC puts out a nice spread. I love the labels!

Ava had a lovely time. She was worn out!

New Baby in Town

We went to visit little D.

Yohboh and D
Here is yohboh holding the little guy.

Ava giving D a kiss
Here is Ava giving D a kiss.

Last night

So last night, there was this BIG GROSS BUG on the outside of our fuzzy glass. I was taking a photo from the inside of the house when yohboh asked if I wanted to go outside and take a photo. Here is the photo from the inside:

Big Gross Bug

I said no because I did not want that bug to jump on me and eat me. So yohboh went outside and took this photo:
Big Gross Bug

I have a yohboh who will take photos of the bugs.

I don't know how Momdar works, it just works

So this afternoon, I am making lemon squares from scratch. This is fairly involved for a cookie, as it is a two step baking process and I had to juice six lemons and zest four of them. About halfway through, I just have a feeling Ava is UP TO SOMETHING. So although, I have four more lemons to juice I stop and look for her. Sure enough, she has taken all of her clothes out of her drawers and made quite an impressive pile. So I put them all back. Ava does help me, but then wants to pull them out again. I put on some Teletubbies and give her some water and finish what I was doing.

Yohboh's Daddydar told him to continue to play on the computer while all this occurred.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Tastespotting is gone?

R. Kelly was acquitted?

Grandma smuggles heroin?

Grumpy Minjenah

I am all achy and grumpy.

I am thoughtful.


I am thoughtful again.

I am happy.

Not as wimpy

Before I had Ava, I would have to ask yohboh to transfer a twenty pound bag dog food from my car to the trash bin we use to hold the dog food. Now that I am used to hauling a thirty pound butterbean, I can haul that shit in ONE HANDED.

I may not be the Iron Woman but I am definitely not as wimpy.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Oh My

These are heels for a newborn.

Here is the website. How fucked up is this?

Ava's new things

Ava discovered that trash can liners are removable.

She can say GO!

I think she says thank you.

Lounging in the big bed.

Thinking deep thoughts

Hey YA!
I am tricking mama. I don't always have big thoughts. Sometimes, I just am.

COY and innocent
Isn't she lovely?