Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Yohboh uh dohed a free organ. Ava likes it.

Maestro playing the organ
Maestro playing the organ

Visit to the Georgia Aquarium

My little aquarium goer
Ava can say "Fish".

Father and Daughter
They hold their heads alike.


This made me chortle. I wonder if we could pay the mortgage like this? I make a mean drawing of an octopus.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yucky Rainy Day

Ava and I were in our jammies all day. We ate dinner in front of the TV. A perfect Sunday.

In Jammies watching TV

Saturday, December 27, 2008

In these scary economic times

In these scary economic times, you will see more bush. I could make a Bush made more bush joke but I will not.


Why is it when I want to show off my kid, she gets pimples?

My Kid

Friday, December 26, 2008

I made a stinky

She made a stinky.

This is one of Ava's gifts. It can say:
I love you Mommy.
Let's play
Tinkle (urinating noise)
Uh Oh I made a stinky.

Yeah, I hope it breaks soon.


My child spent a lot of time with her gah gah and papa and came back with five pimples. Coincidence?

With her laptop

This is Ava playing with her laptop.

Merry Christmas

Minjenah wishes you all a happy holiday.


Ava had a good one.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Sometimes when I do something nice for my husband, I would appreciate a "Thank you" rather than a "Why did you do that?" It makes me question why I put the time and effort into things.

So in the future all you married men out there, when your wife does something nice for you, just say Thank You. Your wife loves you and would appreciate it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Ava got a talking dolly that pees and poops and a set of blocks and a tiara.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ava is getting so cute

Tonight we went out for tofu soup. Ava ate her whole dinner and was mostly quiet and said Bye Bye to people. She does not like dried shrimp.



So today, my mailman gives me a gift from the best internet friend a girl can have, Kia.

Best Gift

Thank you Kia, you rock my world!


This is totally fake but I like the idea of Brad Pitt as Lion O.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Korean Blankets

All dogs love Korean blankets.

Lola tha cute

Indiana Ava and the no Night Night

So every night, I ask Ava if she want to go night night. Every time she says no. Also whoever picks her up to put her to bed is not the person she wants to put her to bed.

Indy Ava

Dr. Yohboh

So I am still sick and Yohboh digs through a drawer and finds some antibiotics prescribed to him that are six years old and tell me to take them.

I tell him no, I am not taking antibiotics that ARE SIX YEARS OLD. I am being stubborn about not taking medication that 1) is not prescribed for me and 2) IS SIX YEARS OLD. He gets annoyed and then proceeds to call people on the phone and tell people how silly his sick wife is for not taking antibiotics that are six years old. This does not change my stubborn self. He then declares that I need a chest Xray. Then he gets a stethoscope and checks my breathing so that I do not have pneumonia.

Because we all know that yohboh went to medical school and took the Hippocratic oath. Ava laughed during this whole interchange because her parents are just that silly.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Visit to Crackerville

We did our Christmas visit to Crackerville. It is always interesting when I use words that they do not know. It was very low key this year. No three ways, or pregnant teenagers. I am almost disappointed.

Babies at play
This is Ava with her second cousin.

Eating Pie
This is Ava eating pie.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ava had a playdate

With H., her favorite six year old ever.

At play

They wore each other out. Ava was standing there, weaving from exhaustion but with the will to play when I put her to bed.

Fun Dip

So you know what Fun Dip is? I do not like it but yohboh does.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ava likes sliders


Ava really likes a cheese slider.

Some nice people I met in Thailand

This is Flavio. He is Italian. He wore a little speedo in the pool.

This is Nida in Phuket. She lived in Canada for a while and speaks very good English. She was the proprietor of our hotel in Phuket. She was very nice.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chanel Purse

A Chanel purse made out of beef jerky.

Yeah, you know you are kicking yourself for not thinking about it first.

Eating Pizza

Ava helped me make pizza

Eating Pizza

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I think it is instinctual


Ava did not like dinner

Ava really did not like her dinner

Eating dinner

And it made her grumpy

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ava likes

Ava likes green beans and apples.


Apple Eater

Monday, December 15, 2008

I got carded

So I am still sick and I went to get some cough syrup. I was carded when I went to get it. WEIRD

Daddy Preference

Lately, Ava has been asking for Daddy to put her to bed. I find it sweet.


Ava's busy day

Ava went to see A. They were a bit fussy. Then she went to see Gah Gah and Pah Pah. She has named people and they accept it.

I am putting my bib on.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another photo that I took from Thailand

My Lameness

I never go to movies. So my recent trip let me catch up on some movies:
Wall E
Mamma Mia
Pineapple Express
The Dark Knight
Get Smart
Hellboy II

Yeah, I am glad I did not go see them. Except for the Dark Knight. I did see that.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Right Before her Nap

Right Before her nap
Watching Caillou

Friday, December 12, 2008

Soap Thoughts

Back in the day, there was a bar of soap. You got it wet and lathered up to wash. Then there was liquid soap that you squirted then lathered up. Now there is soap that already comes up lathered so that we save that crucial step. Because that three seconds was really a time waster.

Also, before there was anti bacterial soap and sanitizer, how in the world did we know we were clean? Were we living in filth then?

New Things at 22 months

Ava knows the concept of me and hot very well. She also knows her face very well. She is 22 months old today. Isn't that astonishing?

With Daddy
With her favorite male

Stink Water

So this is the time of year that you get inundated with perfume ads. Everyone has a perfume. I started thinking about bad names for perfume:
Stink Water
Clam Juice
Nam Pla

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Getting Better

I think I am getting better but this cough just will not go away. I feel like the PLAGUE!


What is this?

Japanese Instructions

It's a carrier for a baby while you use the toilet in the Narita Airport. They have bidets! :)
Here are the instructions:
Japanese Instructions

Japanese Instructions

I really like the baby happily smiling with no neck.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Singapore Zoo

So when Yohboh and I were in Singapore, we went to the zoo.


The zoo in Singapore is cool because you can really get close to the animals. And it is truly an Asian zoo, you know if this zoo were in the US someone would have busted a cap in this giraffe.

Still Have not kicked my cold

I have been sick for two weeks now. It is damn annoying.

De Lovely
My kid is so cute

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Saw a Friend in Thailand

While I was in Bangkok, I saw my friend Ginger. She took a great photo of us on a tuk tuk.

Guess What this is?

Japanese Instructions

Sick still

I am sleeping 18 hours a day. More than the toddler. Speaking of the toddler, I have taken photos lately:

New Shoes


My Cutie

Monday, December 08, 2008

Generation Next

My dad joined Facebook

The travel from hell

I was scheduled for eight flights in Thailand. One went right. That is 12.5 %.

An airport was closed. I rode a van from Bangkok to Phuket for 12 hours. I peed in a hole in the ground. I missed the first time and the second time I peed on the wall. I have a cough that will not go away so I think I have pneumonia. I went to Singapore and it was like a very clean Orlando.

I met some very nice people.

Also, I saw a lot of stray dogs with oversize teats:

I did not take pictures of the dogs with the oversize testicles.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Why I have not been posting

I have been sick. I will update more later.

Friday, December 05, 2008

One last Picture

Mr and Mrs Drake

Thursday, December 04, 2008

One More Picture

Monks near the Leaning Golden Buddha Temple in Bangkok

A few pictures

Mama and Baby
Right before we left

Grand Palace
At the Grand Palace in Bangkok with the Drakes and DB

Grand Palace
The top of a building at the Grand Palace, impressive yes?

Back at home

We arrived home yesterday, exhausted and I am sick. If you did not know, where we were visiting had some issues with the airport so we had to change some of our travel plans. Ava was awesome to her Gah Gah and we missed her terribly. I actually cried on Tuesday night of this week because I missed my child so badly. Anyway, we are at home and ever so happy to be home and I am going to sleep.

Monday, December 01, 2008

In Singapore

Due to unforseen events, I am sitting in my sister's living room in Singapore. I am delayed and will not be home until one day later. I will say I mastered a Chinese toilet. You know you are jealous.