Saturday, July 31, 2010

Elton John

How wonderful life is now you're in the world.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Your Song

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Play

Ava went to see my godson's play today. She really wanted to be on the stage!

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The Hundred Acre Wood is all kinds of messed up



I always identitfied with Eyore and Tigger.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Books I have read

So I just finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Yeah, I have not slept much. If you have not read this series, I recommend you stop what you are doing and READ IT. Also, be prepared to tell your loved ones that you will not acknowledge theri existence for about a week.

I have also read Shanghai Girls: A Novel. It was good, about Chinese immigrants in LA back in the day. It is also about sisters.

I really want to read One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original). It about two people who a couple that the book visits one the same day for many years.

Avaism

Ava: A shovel is like a really big spoon you know.

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Also, Ava split her lip running around (The first rule of baby fight club is you do not talk about baby fight club)

Over It

Today I am over gardening.

The sweat and bugs and the rotten cantaloupes just pissed me off.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baby

Mommy, I have a baby. She drinks milk just like Charlotte.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pissy

“Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.” Emo Phillips

But Ava was happy.

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So that made it better.

Min

So for those of you who do not know, my name is Min. Doing a Google search on Min I found the following:

MinOnline
Min New York

Min, the god of Fertility

Also, I am a river, a dynasty in Egypt and a designer of some sort.



Do a Google search of your name and see what happens...

Garden

So gardening is hard work!

I was watching this show about how whole families will pick vegetables that end up at grocery stores.

I pick from my garden for 30-60 minutes every day. I do it until I feel I am going to pass out. If Ava is out there with me, we stay for 30 minutes because of the air quality. It made me sad to see children picking veggies. It is hard work and kids should play.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Girl

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Busy Day

Our house seems a bit empty without my sister, her husband and CHARLOTTE.

Ava said she missed them.

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Charlotte and Grandma

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Little friend

Ava made a little friend.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Diaper on my head

I was left alone with Charlotte today. So being someone left to her own devices:
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Ava was not undone.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ava holds Charlotte

Charlotte looks a bit nervous....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Avaisms

During Charlotte's bath:
Ava: Mommy Mommy Charlotte is so NAKED!

Minjenah: Ava you move too fast.
Ava (thinks for a moment): I only move one fast.

Big Time Baby Love

Ava: Mommy, I love Charlotte.
Minjenah: Why baby?
Ava: Because she is so cute and has no eyebrows.

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My sister and her husband would like me to point out she does have eyebrows, they are very sparse.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day Trip

So we went for a little day trip.

We went to a farm fruit stand and got fried pies.
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Then we went to see nature.

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And this is CHARLOTTE:
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Monday, July 19, 2010

First meeting

Ava met Charlotte for the first time. Ava lubs Charlotte.

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Light posting

I have some out of town guests visiting so the posting will be lighter.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My cutie

She was posing for another camera. She is SO camera ready.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Dress

I call this dress Hippie Feel with a Pocket:

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Dress Parade Part One

Ava got a shitload of new dresses so there will be many new outfits.

Here is the first one:

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I have named it Jackie O

Bad Monkey Owner

So I am watching Curious George with Ava and I have a few observations:

1) The man with the yellow hat is the mack daddy or the daddy mack. He has a HUGE apartment in NYC with a doorman. Not to mention the country house that he owns.
2) The man with the yellow hat is a much more patient monkey owner that I would be. The episode I am watching, George has put random objects down the bathtub drain. I am just getting agitated seeing this. If George was my monkey, I would have beat the shit out of him.
3) Maybe the reason the man with the yellow hat does not seem to get any play is because he is to busy with his monkey (what man isn't into his monkey?)?
4) Don't you need a license of some kind to own a monkey?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Where is she

Do you see Ava?
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There she is!
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Did you see me?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Crazy Gardening Outfit

So since we have a huge garden, I wear a crazy outfit to prevent sun and bugs. It entails:
1) Thick khaki pants
2) Yohboh's socks
3) Gardening gloves
4) T shirt
5) Long sleeved button down shirt
6) a hat

It was 91 degrees today and I was wearing all that. Needless to say, when I pick veggies I have to shower right afterwards.

Because I am stinky.

Very Proud

This is her very proud face.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cheeky

Ava wore her pajamas to Target today and she garnered many compliments.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sick

So I am on some new medication that makes me ill.

Sigh.

Isn't the whole point of medication to make you feel better?

New Clothes

My MIL's boss has two grand daughters a few years older than Ava. She gave us quite a few clothes. Here is Ava modeling her Minnie Mouse dress in mid jump.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Naps

Ava takes few naps now. But for some reason, when she sits on Daddy she conks out.

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Ketchup

I think that this is hilarious!

Spreadhead!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

Action Shot

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Jumping from the table to the sofa.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

New Chair

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Books I have read

I recently finished The Irresistible Henry House: A Novel. Back in the day, women could get college degrees in Home Economics. And a group of women would learn how to raise a baby by getting a practice baby which was a baby that came from an orphanage. When the child turned two, he or she was returned to the orphanage. It was an interesting read just for the subjact matter but the story itself felt like I had read it before.

I have also read The Help which is about the black women who care for white families in Mississippi. It shows how people who wash your underwear know keep a lot of secrets. It was good, but I found The Space Between Us to be a better read. It is like The Help, in India.

Also I read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks which is the story of an uneducated family whose mother is responsible for the most researched cell strain in the world. The family never got a cent. It illustrated to me how education is the only way to get out of the poverty cycle.

I am currently reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. This is a well written, scary novel about vampires. I cannot put it down.

And the one I am anxiously awaiting is The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. If you have not read these books, be prepared to give up a few days of your life and sit down and enjoy.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Reader

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Ava knew that N. was an easy mark. And she was right. Ava got her to read five books!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Grumpy

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Ava just woke up from a nap.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Safety First

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Thinking

If a guy says, "I really miss just talking with you."

What he really means is, "I miss having sex with you."

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Today

Three years ago

Look Good

Two years ago
BABY CUTENESS

One year ago
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Happy Fourth

I was a bit verklempt about the lack of a pool to go to but we ended up downtown watching fireworks. Ava did better than last year with fireworks. We were further away so they were not as loud.

Ava spent the bulk of the day at the pool.

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How was your Fourth?

Go Baby!

Towels

So here is a towel by Hermes. It is 530 dollars.

Or you could buy 18 sets of regular towels at Target.

Or you could buy and Iphone 4 and 8 sets of towels at Target.

Or you could buy an I pad and one set of towels.

Maybe the towel dries you off really well and does all the functions of an IPad and gives you a toe curling, temporarily blinding orgasm every time you touch it.

Or you could donate the 530 dollars to Hiefer International and save a village of poor people.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Little Person

Ava is a little person who likes pretend play.

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Cantaloupe Porn

So I just put a whole bunch of pollen from the male cantaloupe flowers in the female cantaloupe female flowers with a paintbrush.

Call me the Dirk Diggler of cantaloupe.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Twins

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Twins who love popcorn

100 Greatest Movie Insults

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Looks like Daddy

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