Monday, May 31, 2010


Sunday, May 30, 2010

First pool party of the year

Doraville Beach is gone. So we had to go somewhere else to get our pool on:




Thanks Mr and Mrs Robinson!

Two kids

They are not babies or toddlers. They are kids. When did this happen?


Ava got SO MANY mosquito bites!

Baby Crush Part Two

Don't you just love this dress?


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Where's Ava?

Do you see Ava?


There she is!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Baby Crush

This is little C, she is my baby crush:
Those eyes! That hair!

This is Ava charming JC:


So I am watching Olivia with Ava. For those of you who do not know, Olivia is a pig that acts like a human. Her family drives cars, she goes to school and what not.

In the episode, Olivia was drinking vast quantities of milk. And it got me thinking about what pig milk would taste like....

Do you think it has a bacony undertone?

Thursday, May 27, 2010


So I think Ava has inherited my allergies.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


This is my niece:



Welcome to the world Baby Girl!

So Ava's ballet teacher had a baby girl two days ago.

Welcome to the world pretty Shelby.

Still off

So Yohboh and I are off.

So Ava is off.


Turkish Star Wars

I really like when one of the good guys kung fus the toilet paper monsters....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Yohboh is not feeling well. I am not feeling well.

Ava is grumpy.

Food and Parenting

I was reading an article in the New York Times about how this guy believes that kids menus are a “dumbed down” menu.

I would not go so far as to say a chicken strip is evil, but I have no patience for the indugence of feeding only what your kid likes.

My godson will eat what is put in front of him at my house. Otherwise, he goes hungry. And yes, he has gone hungry. And he has learned to eat what is in front of him.

This is my favorite quote from the article, “You know, I’m their parent, I’m not their best friend,” Mr. Marzovilla noted. “I have a duty to mold and teach.”

That is so my philosophy of parenting.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Yohboh getting his smush on

One of the things we do here is someone steals your seat, you sit on them. This is my godson learning his lesson about the power of yohboh's smush.

Mind Blowing

This is a picture from our vacation. I rarely let Ava eat popsicles because they are a sticky mess. Same goes with watermelon. But since we were on vacation, HER MIND WAS BLOWN by having both at the same time.


I just love her little belly.


Ava is so BROWN! I put SPF 55 and 70 on her! I feel like I failed as a parent.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

We're BACK

It is so nice to be home. We had a great time, but it is just nice to be in your own bed....


Here is yesterday's sunset.

My little bean


Yohboh's restaurant

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Stinky

Today is my sister's birthday.

She is 35.

Happy Birthday!

Wedding at the beach

One of the reasons we are at the beach is for a wedding. This is Ava in her wedding outfit with a little girl she befriended:
The thing that is one Ava's wrist is one of the wedding koozies. Ava wore them as bracelets.

This is Mr. and Mrs. Robinson (and yes that song was played).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hot Dog Demands

Ava is given a hot dog with a puddle of ketchup. She takes the hot dog itself and start dipping it into the ketchup. Her father walks by.
Ava: Daddy, will you cut my hot dog for me?
Her father proceeds to show her how to properly eat a hot dog.
Ava (agitated): NO DADDY! I DO NOT WANT A WHOLE HOT DOG BITE! I want to eat the hot dog first, with ketchup. Then I want the bread with ketchup. But the hot dog is too big! SO PLEASE CUT IT!
Her father refuses and Ava just eats the damn dog, dipping it in copious amounts of ketchup. Then the bun, again dipping it with copious amounts of ketchup.
End scene.

So Not Cute

Remember the mother who did not think Ava was so cute? Her kids knocked down our sand pyramid.

They are our arch nemeses.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


That is my hat and her new Camp Rock sunglasses....


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Not That Cute

So earlier, Ava was swimming in the pool. And she was trying to befriend this mother who was playing with her three children. This mother did not want anything to do with Ava. Because she had three children of her own. Ava was shocked that the mother did not find her that cute.


Monday, May 17, 2010


Ava has been eating a lot at the beach.....



I am at the beach this week. Posting will be sporadic at best and non existent at worst.

Ava is having a blast swimming in the pool and building sand castles.

Here is last night's sunset.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mani Pedi

Ava: Mommy, please take a picture of my nails.



Le Bleu Tigre


Thursday, May 13, 2010


My life is better with this face in it:


Wednesday, May 12, 2010




This is the Ava's soliloquy on Monday:

I need a quesadilla. I don't have a quesadilla. Mommy has a quesadilla and Daddy has a quesadilla. But I don't have a quesadilla. There are quesadillas on the table and everybody else has one. But I don't have a quesadilla.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I took this photo on May 6, 2007:

That is Ava and her Daddy's hands.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Busy Day

So Ava and I ran around doing the errand thing (on a sidenote, my mother does not know what an errand is).

In red America, families form adults; in blue America, adults form families.

This article is interesting.

I thought it showed poor parenting that Bristol Palin was knocked up at 17. But apparently, there was a part of the country that was COMFORTED by the idea of a 17 year old getting pregnant.

RIP Lena Horne

This is what I thought of when I read that Leno Horne had passed.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ava and Halahbawjhee

My daughter and my father.

Happy Mother's Day

My sister is celebrating her first Mother's Day. So I present you with a picture of her when she was 11 months old, for no other reason than you can compare how she looks to Lottie.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Busy Day

Yohboh had some work people over. Ava swam FIVE laps in the pool.


Ava looks like my mother here.

Friday, May 07, 2010


Ava drew on the wall with a marker. Not a happy minjenah.

This is her pirate:

which made a happy minjenah.

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Three years ago

Two years ago

One year ago
Daddy Love


The peony is my favorite flower:

This child is my favorite period:

Dick Slang

The oversized shorts remind me of hammer pants.....

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Beans and Rice

Ava is eating her favorite meal.


Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Ava's hair is curly. Curly hair baffles me. So Yohboh brushes it out after her bath. Yeah, yohboh rocks at being a Daddy.

Ava: Daddy! Chuck! I have to go night night! I need kisses!


Is there an equivalent to a mix tape now?

Monday, May 03, 2010


Ava took a long nap this afternoon. She has not done this in a while.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

New Headboard

We finally put together the headboard we got uh dohed for our bed. Ava approves.


Saturday, May 01, 2010


Ava had a busy day with her GaGa.


Better Marriage Blanket

The Better Marriage Blanket!


There are no words.

New Radicals

Does anyone remember the New Radicals?


First Baseball Game of 2010

We went to our first baseball game this year. Ava had fun until she skinned her knee and the fireworks started. Then it was all downhill.