Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ava one year ago today


Look at her hair!

The process that Ava jumps into the pool

Baby in the pool
Ava stands in the pool

Baby in the pool
She sits on the first step. She does some kicking and splashing.

Baby in the pool
Then without warning she jumps in!

Baby in the pool
And then she floats around the pool.

Candidate Comparison

This site is useful, but then again, I already know who I am voting for.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Laid back day

Hm
Ava is wearing a new outfit.

32 ounce beah
Daddy drank that large beer.

Scrunchy Face

So as much as I love Ava's scrunchy face, these are pretty special as well:


Scrunchy face with bed head


Scrunchy Face - Day 313/365

Scrunchy Face Girl on a Bike

Icecream Covered Scrunchy Face

The scrunchy face

Scrunchy Face

scrunchy face

newborn scrunchy face

Things I like

Cutlery that are Legos!

Ice cubes that are Legos!

Ice Cubes that are letters and numbers!

Own your failure

From the amazing Maggie (Do I have a crush on her or what?)

Own your failure!

Pizza Night

DBW is still at home, unable to go anywhere so we had pizza night over at his house. JC took these photos with my camera:

BIG HAND
AVA'S HAND IS REALLY BIG.

UHOH
Ava is surprised.

Friday, August 29, 2008

It's on

So I like this saying:
It's on like Donkey Kong.

I was thinking about coming up with another one like:
It's on like Hakeem Olajuwon.
It's on like a baby daddy's gone.
It's on like you mow the lawn.

Then I heard one today that made me laugh:
It's out like sauerkraut.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ava talking to Marty

With Grandpa Marty

Ava likes Marty.

Politics

I am not someone who really thinks about politics. But there is something that has always bothered me about George W. Bush. He would never have become president if his dad was not his dad.

Have any one you worked with someone who was TRULY incompetent and fucked everything up? Someone who showed up late and left early? Someone who got more money and less responsibility? Someone who was forever taking the day off? Someone who cribbed your work and claimed it as theirs? And you had to clean up after them? Or pick up slack f or them? And you wondered how in the fuck did they get their job and keep their job? It was because they were dating the daughter of the owner of the company.

That is the George Bush to me.

If Obama wins, it means the American dream is not broken. It means it works.

Best part of yesterday

I went to help my friend N. pack up her kitchen. She is moving this weekend and needed a little help being motivated. So I was gone from the baby for about 5 hours. She was napping when I returned. She woke up and I got her.

Ava had the happiest look on her face and shouted "Mama!"

Oy, motherhood. It's good.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ava growing up

She likes to wear her sunglasses upside down.
Looking cool

We walked to a local restaurant for dinner.

Walking between Daddy and Grandma

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mrs Officer

Have you heard this song? It is pretty genius.

A sample of the lyrics:
Doin a buck in the latest drop
I got stopped by a lady cop
Ha Ha... she got me thinking I can date a cop
Ha Ha... cause her uniform pants are so tight
She read me my rights
She put me in nah car, she cut off all the lights
She said I had the right to remain silent
Now I got her hollering sounding like a siren
Talkin' bout...


I really like the rhyme of cop to cop. And tight, rights and lights. That is so clever! Also silent to rhyme with siren.

Another sample:
Ha Ha... And after we got done
I said lady what's ya number she said 911
Haaa... emergency only
Head doctor perform surgery on me
Yeahh... and now I'm healed
I make her wear nothing but handcuffs & heels
And I beat it like a cop
Rodney King baby yeah I beat it like a cop
Ha Haaa... beat it like a cop
Rodney King baby said beat it like a cop
But I ain't tryna be violent
But I'll do the time but her love is timeless
... Mrs. Officer...
I know you wish ya name was Mrs. Carter huh?

Did you see the genius of the rhyming couplet heels and healed?

Best Friends

Under the table

Ava and Lola have a sweet bond.

Why I love Flickr

This photo made me laugh out loud. And this is the sixth time I have looked at it!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Mighty Girl

I love Mighty Girl. She has the best outlook on life. Also, her son is so cute! He was born the day before Ava. I am sad she was robbed. I am sending evil Karmic thoughts to the evildoers!

One Year Ago Today


Yohboh let her chew on the beer bottle.

SCRUNCHY FACE

SCRUNCH

Is it wrong to love a face too much?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ava had spaghetti for dinner

Spaghetti Face

Can you tell?

Addendum to the Wiz

50 cent should be the Lion.

The Wiz revisited

So I am watching The Wiz. And I am thinking it could be totally updated.

Dorothy should be renamed DeeDee and it should be Beyonce.
Scarecrow should be Chris Brown.
Tin Man should be Ne Yo.
The Lion should be Terrell Owens.
Glinda the Good Witch of the South should be Aretha Franklin.
Evillene should be Diana Ross.
And finally the Wiz should be Puffy.

Also Toto should be renamed Tinkerbell and be a Chihuahua.

Why people don't pay me for these ideas I have no idea.

Pool party

We had a pool party for my mother in law's birthday. What did I get her for her birthday? I let Ava spend the night.

Busy

All this cuteness.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pardon my culture

This made me chuckle. After all these slanty eyed bullshit group photos out there, Spain shows they are just dumb (I am not going to link to the photos either, people know what I speak of). They can't help it. I can't get mad at them.

I think all Spanish people stink and use cologne to cover it up. It really sucks to be four eleven too because I am PERFECT armpit height. What this means is when I ride a bus in Spain, or any other non deodorant wearing culture, I am standing next to some FURRY man wearing a tank top with an armpit that has more hair on it than my pubes, pits and head combined which is at my nose level. Imagine the aroma of dead mice, blue cheese and poop. Yeah, you Europeans with your EURO still need to learn about the non stinky pits. Make fun of my eyes, please! AT LEAST I HAVE NON STINKY PITS!

Okay, I am just making myself laugh now. Does anyone out there think I am as funny as I think I am?

Friday, August 22, 2008

My sweet toddler

Just woke up
Ava just woke up. Yes that is how her hair looks when she wakes up.

In her crib
Sometimes, she likes to chill in her crib.

People I think look alike

Aubrey O'Day from Danity Kayne and Jenna Jameson.

Daisy from Rock of Love and Blake Lively from Gossip Girl. Actually they do not look alike, they look like sisters. One is a dumb slutty sister who the parents have given up all hope on and one who is the younger smart one who the parents have pinned all their dashed hopes and dreams on.

Also, I have always thought John Mayer looks like Jim Carrey when John does this face.

Sigh.

I have too much time on my hands.

Flat Screen TVs

A flat screen TV is considered a luxury item. But you cannot buy a TV TV anymore. And they sell flat screens at BIG LOTS. And the cashier at Kroger has one.

When does the cachet of a luxury item become an everyday item? If it sells at BIG LOTS I say it is an everyday item.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Doctor's visit

Ava is 33 inches tall and about 28 pounds. She HATES the doctor. As soon as we got in the examination room, she started crying. She was so angry when they drew blood and she had one shot. Also, she has had 28 immunizations. That is right 28! Does that number seem phenomenal or is it just me? She does not need any more until she is four years old. Thank goodness.

Non plussed
I really hate the doctor.

I am so uncool

I know I am uncool. I have always known I am uncool. But it is rather daunting (and sad) when a high school student or younger has more fashion sense than I do.

I have no fashion sense whatsoever. I always pick the wrong person to win on Project Runway too.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ava reads the alphabet and giggles


Yohboh thinks the way she says Q is the cutest thing.


This gigglefest happens every night.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ava eats salmon and talks on the phone

CHEESE
I like salmon. It is tasty.

Hallo?
I like being on the phone. I have a lot to say.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Grandma is back

Since Grandma is back, there was swimming.

DSC_0036
I was born to rock a pool dahhhling.

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That's a joyful baby

Southern Comfort

So today at the grocery store, I saw a man whose face was very familiar. He was very short for a man. It bothered me all afternoon where I had seen that face. I realized after Ava woke from her nap that it was this fellow. I had recognized him from this amazing movie.

I hope he is well.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kayne

When I took these photos that is what I thought.

Kayne

Kayne

Thinking

If you had voices in your head, you should wear one of those blue tooth earpieces. That way instead of looking crazy, you look important.

One Year Ago Today

Dinner at DBW's

Daddy's Shoes
Ava wearing Daddy's shoes.

Due to reasons that I will not discuss here, dear DBW is home bound. If you cannot bring DBW to Minjenah, Minjenah will come to DBW. So I packed up some coolers:
Food for DBW

and brought dinner to DBW.

Other people came by and we played the WII.

Mama with a mojito and Devin with his bottle
Mama and baby getting their DRAHNK on

JC making doofy faces
JC making his happy face

Ava wearing DBW's shoes
Ava wearing DBW's shoes

KC and Devin
Yeah KC's ovaries are yelling at her right now.

WE MISSED YOU DBW.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ava discoverd an old toy.

This is the duck she got from me for Christmas. She just figured out how to work it. Notice how Lola is concerned....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

People I think look alike

Dave Foley and Ken Burns

Ava hugs the dog and makes camera face

Not Stuck

Please reference this entry.

Not Stuck
I am not stuck!

Happy Ava

Ava is a very happy baby. She loves purses, bracelets and sunglasses. She ate almost all of my dinner tonight. It is rainy and humid, so her curls came out!

Happy!
All this cuteness and naturally curly hair!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ava is so fun

I think Ava almost has the whole alphabet down.
Sullen
Sullen Toddler.

People who I think look alike

Mary Carillo and Robin Roberts

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Michael Phelps

I have no idea what Michael Phelps's face looks like. I have only seen him half naked so my eye does not naturally look at his face. So earlier, the Olympic coverage had him on in a interview fully clothed and I asked myself who that guy was.

I may not know his face but I know those broad shoulders and lanky frame.

Ava's big day

Ava went to go visit W and S's son A. She had a fun time. Or so I am told, I did not go.

Earnest
I had fun.

Addendum to the remote in the bathroom

Yohboh said that Ava brought it to him while he was taking a poop. That makes sense.

But why didn't he put the remote back?

The good stuff

I think the little details sometimes are the good stuff.

Yohboh has this habit of misplacing electronic items. Such as the cordless phones. We have two and there have been points where he turns to me and asks where the phones are. I am someone who at night leaves the phone on the charger. He however, will leave a phone outside, in his shorts or put the phone next to the other phone in a place that is not where a phone belongs.

Today he put the remote in the bathroom.

I can understand the phone because while he is talking, he may need to take a dump. But I cannot figure out why he would take the remote with him to the toilet.

I love Durty

So Durty fixed my hard drive. I love him for that. Ava loves him for that.

THANK YOU SO MUCH CHUCK!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

My Busy Toddler

Grandma K. is gong out of town for a week. She offered to buy us sushi as long as she got time with the baby. I complied. Because we all know how I feel about sushi. I discuss the sushi in my food blog.

The toddler did this
Ava did this to her stuffed toys on her crib.

Wearing Mama's Shoes
This is Ava wearing Mama's shoes.

Baby And Daddy
Yohboh and Ava

Golden Toddler
Golden Baby

Friday, August 08, 2008

Offensive Book

My father-in-law is a collector of things. He has gay bear porn, a history of glass art book, piano lessons from the seventies and this:
Offensive Book
The title of this book is Ol' Man Adam and his Chillun by Roark Bradford. He also wrote John Henry.

Offensive Book
It is written in the black vernacular of the time.

This book was published in 1928.

Party Animal

Toddler
I'm ready to party!

Toddler
Seriously, Mama, can we go now?

Lola and Toddler
I like my dog.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Ava with not toys

This is Ava pushing a magazine rack around. This totally freaked out my dog. She hid behind me while Ava did this.

Pushing a magazine rack

Baby Cuteness

This morning, when I get Ava out of her crib, she would not leave unless she kissed all her stuffed toys in the crib with her good bye.

HOW CUTE IS THAT!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

No stinking toys for me

Toddler in a box
Ava likes this box that shipped some books.

Toddler in a box
I LOVE THIS TOY!