Sunday, February 28, 2010

Yard Work

Ava did some yard work.


And a nap was in order.


Why does this skeeze me out so?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunny Day

If you ask Ava what day it is, she says, "It's a sunny day."


She hung out with her GaGa and went swimming. And helped me decorate a cake.

Don't read this if you dislike poop.

So Ava's potty training is going fairly well. We have more days without accidents than with and I have to say that my life is 10 % better when she poops in the potty. There is a lot of praise when she poops in the potty. There can be stickers, candy or Valentine's Day cards (which I got at 90% off at Target). But we do not call it poop, it is called a dong sah. Which is Korean for poop.

This week Ava had a poop and she came running out to tell us because we had not reacted quick enough. And it was a bit runny, judging from her booty. She had been considerate and not pulled her pants back up so I could wipe her booty. So she had her little pants at her ankles. Right in front of the bathroom, there looked to be a leaf or something. I asked, "What is that?"

Ava got on the ground and studied it and replied, "That's dong sah."

Which had me laughing about it this whole week.

Friday, February 26, 2010

More waffles

The object of my waffle fantasy shows up at eight seconds.

I really am speechless.

Old Man Winter

Old man winter can get the fuck out. I am ready to be warm again.


Ava has been a testy one today. Two time outs later and she said, "Mommy, I mad. I need five kisses!."

Mad face.

Also, my mother got strawberries that are as big as Ava's feet! Ava had five for dinner and was full. That is all the pink stuff on her face.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Righteous Indignation

A few months ago, I found people who had stolen some of my content as well as my pictures.

But what could I do? I found this useful link. And I did as suggested. I also PAINSTAKINGLY contacted about 100 other bloggers to let them know of the theft. I was full of righteous indignation. I have no idea what worked but all three blogs that had stolen my content have been taken down.

Score one for Minjenah.

Kid Approved

So the kidlet really liked dinner tonight:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ava makes dinner


I like to cook dinner, Mommy. I a good helper.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010



Ava really likes Toddler Time at the library. She is very bossy. Wonder where she got that from?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Da blues

Da Da Da Da Dun

Went to the doctor today
Gained two inches in height

Da Da Da Da Dun
Went to the doctor today
I also gained four pounds


Sunday, February 21, 2010


Three years ago:

Ava as Jesus

Two years ago:

One year ago:
Cutie through glass


It has been a longer than usual winter so far. This weekend was the first weekend that it has been above freezing for 24 hours since Thanksgiving. So we went outside. Yohboh went to wash his car. Ava played in the sun, drew with chalk and painted. I took pictures:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Juice Drinker

Ava does not drink much juice. So when she does, she drinks it fast.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Single Ladies

So for those of you who do not watch Glee, the football team of the high school did the Single Ladies dance. It was hysterical. Of course real high schools had to imitate it.

Here is the Glee version:

Here is the Glendale High School in California:

This is Morton High School, not sure where.

Busting a Sag

Ava likes to have visitors.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


There is an actor named Mehcad Brooks. I want to slather him in vegetable oil and let him sit in the sun for a while. Then I want to pour waffle batter on him. And make waffles on his abs.


I think that three is preschool. I am not completely sure, but I am thinking we are well past the toddler.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Ava is a bit of a troublemaker in ballet class. She likes to run around and not listen.

I am a troublemaker!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby Hefner

I got Ava this robe after Christmas during my favorite after season sale:


She loves it so much, she sleeps in it. I am going to get her a little bubble pipe so she can look like baby Hef.

When I drive

When I drive Ava chants, "Go Mommy. Go Mommy. GO!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Three Years Old

Ava wants to tell you a story.

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, lived a little girl named Ava. I, I mean, she was the best girl in the world. She had just turned three so there was a big princess cake. So I, I mean she, got up early and helped herself to some without waking Mommy.

It was tasty.

And I am not sorry!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Ava went to the ballet today with her GaGa. She only made it 2/3's of the way before she got antsy.

Wearing the socks KC got her.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Funniest thing

Ava: Mommy, I can't find my Lighning McQueen remote.
Minjenah: Where did it go?
Ava: Somebody took it.

Snow Jam 2010

Ava likes snow.

I like snow.

I fell down.

A couple times.

And this one just makes Minjenah happy.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ava is three

Ava really liked her cake.

She got some silly gifts.

And it snowed!

And she got three candles on her cake.

Ava the terror

Ava loves her princess cake. So much so that she told my mother to stay in the bathroom. She totally was being a bully. She told my mother to STAY RIGHT THERE. Then she closed the door on her. And put toys in the hallway so my mother would be further delayed.

Then she ran into the kitchen to touch the cake. And by touch, I mean consume dollops of frosting.

Birthday state of readiness

So I have baked a princess cake, wrapped presents, and my little baby:

is three years old.


Grandpa Papa got Ava a birthday gift. Actually, she got five (which is her favorite number lately) little gifts. But the big one was a ukulele.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Ava likes to tell me things. She is the most awesome thing EVAH.


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Caught Napping

Ava is a little off. She is not sick but just not her usual vibrant self.

She even took a nap.

It shocked me!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Fun Night

Tonight, I taught my godson about the transitive property of multiplication.

He jumped for joy.

Then he and Ava chased each other until they were tired.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I love cereal Mommene.

My carb loving bean.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Something Missing

Ava and I were drawing pictures. I told her that the picture she drew was awesome. She looked at mine and said, "Something missing." and she drew a red streak across the top.

God, I love this kid.


Flash Mob

The whole point to do a flash mob is to provide a little joy. This is to let people know about Powerball in Georgia.

I gotta say if I saw this after flying somewhere I would laugh my ass off.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Ava got a hair cut

Yohboh and I did it.

Yeah, it was time.

Daddy likes


According to Ava--Daddy likes: steak, chicken, chicken wings, bacon, beer, celery, cake, and whiskey.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


Two Years Ago:
Best Kid

One Year Ago:


This never gets old.


I love my little bean.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Ava likes to pretend she is playing guitar.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Story Time

I took Ava to a story time at the local library. She liked it very much.

This is Ava blowing to cool a loaf of bread that I had made that she DESPERATELY wanted to eat.

This is after she ate too much bread.

Henrietta Lacks

This article makes me sad. I know that the rich take advantage of the poor everyday but it seems that they are taking advantage of the Lacks family for generations.

Monday, February 01, 2010


Lately, when you leave a room, Ava will hide and you have to find her.

Do you see her?

Here I am!