Monday, August 31, 2009

Attention Single Ladies

So Ava requested that Chut (that is what she calls him) please help her get ready for nite nite.
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This hot piece of ass is single! Look how awesome he is with my baby!


Conversation between Ava and Minjenah:

Ava: Mommy! I dong sah!
Minjenah: You did?
Ava: I big dong sah! P! U! Stinky!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

They watch TV

Actually one is dozing.

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Never have the thought, " I am caught up with the laundry." Because that is when a member of your household will pee in your bed.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Technically Saavy

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Ava learned how to play with the IPhone today.

Friday, August 28, 2009

All this cuteness

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Ava is like Minjenah in that she is a grumpy waker. To work on that, we dance to music to wake us up. She is very fond of Motown, particularly the Jackson 5.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Ava told me today, "Daddy took my pillow." and made a frown.

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New Favorite Infomericals

So in a long standing series, here are some of my new favorite informercials.

Redi Set Go: It's like a George Foreman grill with a TIMER. And it is red! See the play on words?

The Bullet Express: Why does having a British person shill for you make you sound more credible?

Kymaro Curvo Control Jeans: Jeans with stretch! Is it 1992?


Mountain Dew looks like antifreeze.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ed Hardy

Ed Hardy is a famous tattoo artist. He also is the brand of overpriced jeans.

If you were wondering, like I was.

Noodle Lover

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There should be an application for an IPhone that makes it into a vibrator. And it should come with an IPhone condom....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Sofa

We got a new sofa. Or at least it is new to us. It is purple and a sectional.

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We had to move a whole pile of stuff around to get the sectional in the house. When Ava woke from her nap, she said,"Oh my goodness, where did this come from?"

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Daddy's Girl

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Yeah, they bonded.

Ava swims with her daddy

Ava spent the night with her grandmother last night. She saw me and said, "I missed you Mommy."

Yeah, I like being a mom.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ava can swim

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That is my baby, swimming all by herself.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Either I woke up grumpy or Ava did. Not sure which. But there was a lot of scrunchy face.

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This is a kissy scrunchy face.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Actual Conversation Between Child And Parents

Ava, "Wait right here."
Parents, "Okay."

Ava goes down the hall for a bit. Ava returns.
Ava, "I did it! Come See! I pped in the potty!"
Parents, "You DID! Yeah!"

Parents and Ava and Durty go to the bathroom and sure enough PP IN THE POTTY. Parents and Durty do the praising.

Ava," I GET TWO M's"

Fierce Face
This is her fierce face.

I love me some Durty

Durty, I love thee for getting files I failed to back up.

Sorta Back

So I am on a borrowed computer. Big thing:
Like I did not prompt her. She went to the bathroom ON HER OWN. So she got 11 mini M and M's.

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Today's picture

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Yesterday's picture

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Internet Sadness

Our computer is dead.

Posting will be light.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Basking in Genius

So whenever Ava finishes a puzzle (Ava only does puzzles that are for 3+), she will run over to the sliding glass door for her praise.

Behold My GENIUS!

Bask in my GLORY!

Ava has something to say

Sometimes, I do not want to have my picture taken. But to appease my crazy photo taking mother:
I let her take a photo of my feet.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Two years ago

One year ago

Hey Guys

Before Ava fell asleep for her nap, "Hey guys! HEY GUYS! I dong sah"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I want to pee pee in the potty

Yep, she said it.

Then she did it.

MINI M and M's for EVERYONE!

Big Day

Today Ava went to a birthday party. It was this fellow's birthday:

Forgive the blurry photo but he was ALWAYS MOVING!

There was a cutie who had blue teeth!

Here is another photo of the birthday boy:

The party was at one of those moonwalk places which Ava LOVED.

And so did someone else:

The Chip Eater

Ava can eat a whole bag of chips.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Spider Baby

Remember when Daddy made Ava a spider baby?


Books I read

I just finished two books I rather liked. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri and People are Unappealing by Sara Barron.

Jhumpa Lahiri is a really good writer. She actually has won a Pulitzer. What I like about her writing is how she understands that human element and why people do things that they themselves do not know why they do.

Sara Barron's book is a memoir (NOT ANOTHER ONE) but it made me laugh out loud, which I never do.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Good Job Mommy

I make a big deal about my peeing for Ava to get the idea that it is a good thing to pee in the potty. So while Ava is in the bathroom with me I say, "I am peeing in the potty Ava. "

She replies, "Good job Mommy."


My little comedian

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ava the Builder

Ava likes to build towers and castles with her blocks.

This tower is so high!

Don't mess with my genius.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The best face

Kissy Face!


Sunday, August 09, 2009


Yohboh went camping this weekend. I do not sleep well without my yohboh.

I sleep fine...

Saturday, August 08, 2009

A lot of hair

Ava has a lot of hair.


Friday, August 07, 2009


Ava climbs on the sofa and declares she is a monkey. Then she says, "Ooh Ohh Ah."


The World of Humans

So I was in line at Target, buying some undies (this is the best time to buy underwear, back to school) when this woman cuts in front of me. She has three boys, one of which I watched vomit on a candy rack. Now this woman just walks away from her son vomiting on the candy rack. She does not notify anyone, or attempt to clean it up. She cuts in front of me and gets out of there as fast as she can. So I tell the cashier. The cashier notifies someone and they have to throw away all the stuff on the candy rack. And those boys have learned the lesson that you don't have to clean up your own messes, you are not accountable for your vomit.

So 15 years from now, when one of these boys get a girl pregnant and act like it is her fault, that lack of accountablilty is where it started.


Thursday, August 06, 2009


Dear BravoTV,

How did you know that I wanted to watch vapid people from Miami, New Jersey, New York, California and Atlanta?

I was so excited about the wig fight tonight that I MADE POPCORN. So needless to say, I was a bit disappointed.

Thanks for the bad TV, but I need to see more wig removal.



My Family


Wednesday, August 05, 2009


On Daddy
One year ago today

Ava on Daddy
Two years ago today

Le Bleu Tigre

This is Ava's Le Bleu Tigre face.

Ava says I scared.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Street Value

So I read an article about finding vast quantities of drugs. Here is a sentence:

They discovered 232 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1 million in the townhouse, said Cobb County.

So that means that one pound of marijuana is about $4310.34. One ounce is $269.39.

HOW DO THEY KNOW THIS? Do they ask the people who they bust how much the 232 pounds is worth? Do they have like a 1-800 street value number to dial? Or do they have a chart? Or do they make it up?


Toddlerhood is exhausting!


Monday, August 03, 2009


Today was just a tiring day.

Ava has said the following today:
Shut Up Lola
Don't worry Mommy.
I scared Mommy.
Sit here Mommy.
I like that.
I don't like that.
I hate seetoes (I hate mosquitoes for those of you who do not speak toddler).


Fast Times at Ridgemont High

So Yohboh and I were watching this movie. Did you know that it is 27 years old? And Pheobe Cates was just lovely.

Ava L'artiste

Ava can draw things that look like things.

This is her thinking face.

When I asked her what this was, she replied, "Trash."

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Perpetual Motion

Can you see Ava as a grown up running around?

I am a big girl!

Ava calls this dress her "princess dress".