Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Second Ballet Recital

Ava had her second ballet recital.





Ava has one of those days. Or I did. Maybe both.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010


We have now entered the why part of childhood.

Monday, March 29, 2010

See Saw

So Ava decided to build a see saw on the sofa. So she does and flips off the sofa and gives herself a cut lip and bumps her head.

Minjenah: Ava, I will kiss it better.
Minjenah kisses it better.
Ava (wailing): It is not better! It HURTS!


Sunday, March 28, 2010


So Yohboh, Ava and I go to Whole Foods. I love to go there, but do not go often because I am the type of woman who would buy 75 dollars worth of cheese.

While we are there, Yohboh sees a salt display and tries them. He complains that they all taste like shit. So I wander over and Yohboh recommends the one that tastes like limes.

I try it and it has a distinctive soapy flavor. I study it and discover that it is a BATH salt display.

And I have eaten citrus soap.

Which begs the question if yohboh said it tasted like shit, then why did I eat it?

Shelby's Baby shower

Ava and I went to a baby shower today. In fact, almost exactly two years ago I took this picture:

And the same girls today:


Ava: Mommy, I like to cook eggs. I flip them.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ballerina Swimsuit

I got Ava a bathing suit with a tutu. How cute is this?


And here is her funny face pose.


Friday, March 26, 2010


Great Gaga came over for a visit.


And Ava learned about scissors and a GLUE STICK!


Mommy I like glue sticks!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ava sings

This is something like the song in the movie Ponyo.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunny Day

Spring is a tease. It was a sunny and warm day. So Ava and I spent a good portion of it outdoors. She gets to paint outdoors. She does not get to paint indoors, because well DUH.

Ava has taken to making funny faces when she sees a camera.




We are driving home from ballet and there are roads being repaired.
Ava: Mommy, this is stinky.
Minjenah: Yes it is.
Ava: It is stinky like dong sah.


Ava: Mommy I don't want water to drink.
Minjenah: Why?
Ava: Because water is all wet.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I am beat again today. Ava likes raisin toast. Two unrelated sentences that show that I am tired.



Remember my neighbor who drones on and on?

Since it is spring, Ava and I take a walk through the neighborhood. My neighbor always comes out to say hello and invite us in. I decline every time. Because it would be a long visit.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Ava is now singing her ABC's to herself. Yeah, I love this kidlet.

A fight about water

So this is an example of the behavior that drives me bat shit crazy:

Ava had water with her dinner. When we put our dishes away after dinner, she wanted more water. I told her to get the water that she had left on the dining room table. She replied, "No, you get it."
I responded, "No, Ava you want the water, then you go get it."
Ava proceeded to flop onto the ground and wail in a display of wills. This went on for some time (the duration of Chuck). I ignored her. After Chuck, I told her it is time for bed.
She says, "I want water!"
I reply, "If you want water, them you go get it."
More wailing ensued. So after I went to the bathroom, she followed holding her water. We did our night time rituals. We are walking to her room and she said, "I don't want water anymore."
I shrugged and said, "That is fine."
She screamed, "I WANT YOU TO CARRY IT!"
I said, "If you want water, then you have to carry it."
After about another twenty minutes of screeching, I put her to bed.

If this had happened before spending the night at GaGa's:
After dinner, Ava said, "I want water."
I replied, "The water is on the dining room table."
Ava would have gotten it off the dining room table and drank it.

Whatever Mommy! You should have gotten the water when I wanted it! IT IS ALL ABOUT MEEEEEEE!

Half Life

So the rule of if Ava spends a certain amount of time with GaGa (Mamama Pokahface), it takes half that time for her to be normal again is in FULL effect.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

First cook out of the year

It was a rainy, cold Sunday and we had the first cookout of the year. It was fun. A. and Ava had a good time.


A. even let Ava drive.

And this one is for KC:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More of L'Artiste


Sometimes, it is a struggle to get the colors right....

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ava L'Artiste

The medium I like to work with is tempura paints. I try to express with my art the elusiveness that is time. That colors represent time, in a fashion as well as life. And you know, rainbows and flowers.

I really like rainbows and flowers.

Jennifer Anniston

I don't get Jennifer Anniston, movie star. Her best work was on a TV show that I swear is on at some point EVERY DAY.

So why would I put shoes on, get in the car, park somewhere, get out of the car, wait in line, pay money, pay for stale popcorn and watery Coke, sit next to the idiot who talks on their cell phone during the whole movie, pee twice, throw away the stale popcorn and watery Coke, get back in the car, drive home when I could sit on my sofa and watch Friends in my stockinged feet for free?

I mean if she shaved her head or something drastic like that, I may pay to see it.

Who am I kidding? I would not pay to see any Jennifer Anniston movie.

Maybe if it was porn......

Picking Flowers

Here Mommy, I picked a flower for you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Theory

Yohboh, Chut and I were watching a documentary on the gay who are in the closet for being a member of the Republican party.

And here is the theory we came up with: If you are a Republican and you have a chin, neck and a chest then you are a gay person in the closet. Rush Limbaugh has no neck, as does Dick Cheney.

Just a thought.

The toddler liked her dinner

Ava told me yesterday when we got up, "Good Morning Mommy. It's a sunny day."


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Pretty Girl

She is such a little person! She told me today, "I like to go to the store and spend moneys."


Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings time should be considered STANDARD TIME because we spend more time on Daylight Savings Time then Standard Time.

So it should be Standard Time and Daylight Wasting Time.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Looking more like Daddy

Ava told me that there were three octagons from our walk today. They were red. They also said STOP.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tuckered out

We went to a friend's house to hang and Ava had too much fun:

Minjenah's Superpower

My superpower is the finder of lost objects. I am like St. Anthony.

So we came home tonight from hanging out a friend's house.

I turned on the TV but could not find the remote. I remarked about this but became occupied did the little things you do when you get home: got a drink of water, got the baby a drink of water, went through my newspapers, let the dog out, fed and watered the dog, got myself a snack, got the baby a snack, changed into my sloppy sweats, went to the bathroom.

During all this time yohboh looked for the remote. Finally he gave up and got the remote from the bedroom to watch tv. I declared I was going to look for it. And found it immediately under a sofa cushion. We both started laughing.


Lady GaGa made me laugh out loud with this shit:

There are appearances by the Honey Bun, the Pussy Wagon, Wonder Bread, Diet Pepsi and Miracle Whip.

And Beyonce.

And women in prison girl on girl fighting.

And a blue phone hat.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Baby approved dinner

She helped make it.

Daddy and Baby

This was taken on March 23, 2007.

This is today.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Ava: Mommy, I not a baby. I am Ava!


EZ cracker

So when did breaking an egg become such a chore?

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Today, all of Ava's shoes are TOO SMALL. How did that happen overnight?


Ava has been really tired lately. Not sure why.


Tron Legacy

What is next Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: Origins?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Ava and I watched Ponyo. I love Miyazaki films. Totoro is my favorite.



Ava: Mommy! Mommy! Dong sah is poop!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Bath Time

Ava has taken to dong sah in the tub while bathing. I DO NOT LIKE THIS!


Monday, March 08, 2010

Princess Ava


Sunday, March 07, 2010


Worn out baby.


I have only seen one of the ten pictures that have been nominated for best picture.

How many have you seen?

Saturday, March 06, 2010


Ava has had a rash for the past week. I am the Rash Detective, trying to figure out what it is.


New faucet

Yohboh installed this today:


He got a well deserved blowjob.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Active Ava

I don't think I have as much energy as my kidlet.


Thursday, March 04, 2010


If you ask Ava if she is cold, she says, "No, I am toasty."



So yohboh is being very yohboh like.

In the past few weeks, he has:
1) Fixed my rice cooker (that is SUCH a Korean thing)
2) Snaked the plumbing
3) Washed my car

Three cheers for yohboh!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

More Funny Faces

Ava is so silly. She also runs around too much in dance class.


Bibles for Porn

I say Bibles for porn should go national.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Growing up

Ava has reached the upper limits of her car seat so we got a new one:


And this face made me laugh:


FAQ on the cat pee smell

On Sunday, we went over to a friend's house. It was a lovely time and we had princess cake.

When we came home, we were assaulted by the aroma of cat pee. At first, we thought it was our dog. But Lola had been a good dog. And dog pee does not have that awful musky scent.

Yesterday, I determined that the cat pee smell was coming from our heating vents. So not only is it cat pee aroma, it is HOT cat pee aroma. This aroma is the seventh circle of hell.

Yesterday, I spent the better part of the afternoon cold because I had opened every window in my house and was airing it out. So it smelled lightly of cat pee.

Today, it snowed. Because it snowed, our heat has been running constantly. So I smell the hot cat pee aroma constantly. Because it snowed, I cannot really air our the house to get the cat pee smell diminished. So I lit a candle that is gingerbread scented and sprayed the house with Neutra Air. So the cat pee aroma is fighting my nostrils with gingerbread and Fresh Linen. Still smells of cat pee.

Why is there cat pee aroma coming from the heating vents? Because those evil cats have been pissing in my house's crawl space. The crawl space is where our furnace lives. The air that the furnace draws to heat our house is in the crawl space. So the air that is being heated smells of cat pee before the furnace heats it.

What can we do? Nothing much but try to get the cats to stop peeing in the crawl space. The pee that is already there will eventually dissipate.

But if I do not invite you over, please understand it is not that I do not like you. I just don't want you to smell the stench of warm cat pee.

Feline Hatred, a rant

I hate cats. They make me sneeze. My idea of hell is to be in a room full of cats.

I also hate the clean up involved with cats. I hate the smell of cat pee. Well, actually any pee but cat pee is very strong.

My whole house is beginning to smell like cat pee.

Or the seventh circle of hell.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Looks like Daddy