Friday, December 31, 2010

Cheeky

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ava likes her hair

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My hair looks like Mickey Mouse.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Whip My Hair

Ava whips her hair.

Whip My Hair

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tired Kidlet

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Monday, December 27, 2010

As Ava gets older

As Ava gets older, she looks more and more like her Daddy.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ava asked this morning

Did Santa come again?

Snow

This is what I took out the window on the drive to Crackerville.

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This is my sweet child passed out on the way home

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Crackerville

Did the Christmas visit to crackerville.

Sucked balls.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas

Christmas 2007
Christmas at Grandma's

Christmas 2008
Cutie

Christmas 2009
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Christmas 2010
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White Christmas

It snowed for Christmas. I have never seen snow on Christmas until today.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Snowflakes

We do not decorate for Christmas but our whole family did some snowflakes.

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Ava liked them a lot.

My Christmas Spirit

So on Thursday, I had to go to the post office to send a package to Wisconsin. I HATE going to the post office during the holiday season and go out of my way to avoid it. But this could not have been avoided and I just sucked it up and went. I paid for the postage on the Internet but I had to physically put this package into the hands of a postal worker. This transaction should have taken mere moments.

There was this woman who had been there since I arrived who needed to get a form. So she got the form from a clerk. Then she interrupted the next person the clerk was helping with questions on how to fill out the form. Then she interrupted the clerk AGAIN to see if the form was filled out. Turns out she filled out the form wrong, so she needed a new form. Then she interrupted the clerk who was helping a third person to ask another question. Turns out she had the wrong form. She gets the right form and is about to interrupt for the FOURTH time when I cannot take it anymore.

Minjenah, "Hey!"
Interrupting woman looked at me alarmed and looked away and is about to speak to the clerk again.

Minjenah, "Hey! Asshole! Take it to the end of the line."
There is a general murmur of approval from the long line.
Annoying woman said, "Excuse me?"
Ava, "My mommy called you an asshole."
And then the crowd burst into laughter. I mean THUNDERCLAP. Even the clerks laughed.

The shamed woman goes to the end of the line.

Later, I find the woman at a kiosk that explained in detail what form she needed and how to fill it out.

She shot me a hate filled look.

I smiled and said, "Merry Christmas."
Ava, "Merry Christmas."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

SNUGGLED

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My sister's Wisconsin In Laws

So my sister has the nicest in laws. They send little Charlotte some clothes and shoes for when she was down here. They also sent Ava a little something for being Charlotte's helper:
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That is a Hello Kitty Nail and Lip Gloss set. Yeah, they are awesome.

Weird Day

1) I had to stick my hand in a toilet today

2) I got four letters in the mail that were summons for Jury Duty. There are three people that live here. None of the letters were addressed to anyone who lives here. Did I mention I have lived here for eight years?

3) I have no upper body strength. I cannot plunge a toilet.

Words to live by

You would worry less about what people thought of you if you knew how little they did.

Just the Two of Us

Ava bounded out of bed this morning and ran around the house, looking for Nemo, Matt and Charlotte. She came up to me and said sadly, "Mommy, it is just the two of us."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mommy, I miss Charlotte.

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Mommy, I miss Charlotte.
Charlotte is my best friend.

Charlotte and her Daddy

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Kids at Play

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Old School

I have never sent a text.

I do not own a flat screen.

I like to watch videos on a TV.

I check facebook once a week.

I think FourSquare is strange.
My idea of a good time is a lot different that what it was in my twenties.

My sister gave me a mini net book for Christmas which is what I am posting on now.

Not so old school after all.

Thanks Stinky.

Observant

Ava is observant.

Mommy Charlotte is sleepy.

Mommy Charlotte moved!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ava went to a farm

Ava went to a farm and met some horses.

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Horses smell pretty nasty.

Almonst crawling

Charlotte does this lunge to get things but she is not crawling as of yet. Maybe when she is in Wisconsin.....

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What Ava wants from Santa

Ava wants marshmallow cookies from Santa.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Making Rice Krispie Treats

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Pretending to take a bath

The mundane makes me happy.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bear Booty

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My sister wants me to tell you it is a kitty booty.

Ava Hefner

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Does not look like me

This is Charlotte, my niece. She does not look like me.

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This makes me bitter because my sister looked just like my daughter when Ava was an infant.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ava's Christmas Thing

Ava had a Christmas thing. It was a whole bunch of two, three and four year olds singing about Baby Jesus.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Little Bunny Bean

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Excited to see her cousin.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

GaGa Will

Ava and I were grocery shopping yesterday at the local Asian Mega Mart. She spied a Hello Kitty dress up set. She BEGGED and PLEADED for me to buy it and I refused (part of a Mommy's job is to say NO). She made a scrunchy face and said, "GaGa will!" And today GaGa did.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Tired of being cold

Old Man Winter can go suck it.

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Tired Kidlet

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The first thing that I thought of

Charlotte's bringing sexy back.....

Charlotte

My Aunt Min is a maroon.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Minjenah's New Hat

Modeled by the delightful Ava.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Pizza Night

Pizza night is always popular.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Little Red Riding Hood and Lola the Sith Lord

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My cutie likes costumes

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Bring Young Skywalker to me!

W T F

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Today

One year ago
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Two years ago
Thinking


Three years ago
Ava

Tent

We put up Ava's play tent for the afternoon. She loved coming in and out of this window.

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Saturday, December 04, 2010

National Cookie Day

So on National Cookie Day, Ava and I made and decorated cookies.

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It was a lot of fun.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Looks like daddy

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

In Khakis

When I dressed Ava this morning, she was very excited to wear khaki's. Because they were just like Daddy's pants.

She told him that evening that she and Daddy were twins because they were both wearing khakis.

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Ill prepared

My idea of personal hell is being caught unprepared. You know when you have that dream where you wake up and go to school and you have a test that you did not study for? That is a pretty big circle of hell, I mean not the Ninth Circle but let's say Five.

Well today, I had to do Ava's snack for preschool. Normally, when a parent has to do snack for school, the Snack Basket is given the class before. The Snack Basket has the instructions on what to bring and how many kids are in the class. Also, a calendar is given that shows when your child is to be Class Leader which also is when the parent is in charge of the Snack Basket. This calendar is normally pinned to the front of the child's book bag with a big safety pin known as the Message Pin.

When I picked Ava up from preschool on Tuesday, I did not recieve the Snack Basket. The calendar, which was supposed to be on the Message Pin, was crammed into her bag with a large assortment of Ava's artwork which she took to her room.

I did not notice the calendar until this morning when I was getting Ava ready for school. So I frantically put together a snack and put it in a Publix shopping bag (I seem to get a free shopping bag every month or so). I am a stockpiler of groceries which has saved me more than once. This is one of those instances.

So here is my improvised snack for three year olds:
Organic Apple Juice
Cheez Its with Scrabble Letters
Fresh Blueberries
Oat and Honey Granola Bars

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Christmas Cards

Do you still send out Christmas Cards? I send out like 50 a year and I am thinking that I will not this year.

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Look at her cascade of curls.