Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Better than a princess

Do you know what is better than being a princess mommy? Being a king.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Cheering and a new bathing suit

This is Ava booing the Reds from yesterday.

This Ava modeling her new bathing suit (a two piece) and a grapefruit.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

El Chupacabra

So I have nicknamed the baby El Chupacabra. El Chupacabra likes to kick my C Section scars and my bladder. The C section kicks HURT! Yohboh finds it amusing but many other people find it offensive.

Ava: Mommy, El Chupacabra is a stupid name. I HATE it.

Minjenah: Did GaGa tell you to tell me that?

Ava: Yes. We pwacticed.

Patti Lupone

Yohboh and I went to the symphony and saw Patti Lupone. I loved it. It made Yohboh sleepy.

Most Considerate

Mommy, you should lie down because you look tired. I think you are tired because you are pwegnant.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Island Girl

Ava is currently obsessed with the concept of an island girl.  In her mind, an island girl is someone who wears a tropical print with an off the shoulder thing.  And they do the hula.  So before she started taking scissors to her clothes, I got her an island girl dress.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rainy Day

I want to wear my pink panda raincoat in the rain.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Busy Day

Ava had her last gymnastics class for the spring. And we went to trivia where Ava was the messenger delivery girl.

I also saw J and E's little boy. He is getting so big!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011



I love you twenty eighty ounces Mommy.

Conversation between my mother and myself

Mom: Minjenah, I am worried because you ass seems to be shrinking.

Minjenah: Are you sure it is not because my ass is not shrinking but my gut is growing?

Monday, May 23, 2011


Ava: Mommy, when you have your baby. You will be so exhausted. I know this because I know a lot about babies.

Later from Ava: Mommy, we need to name the baby Ponyo.

I really like four.


My two favorite people in the whole world.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A picture of a Urinal

So I went to a large blogging conference over the weekend. It was superfun and I met some of my blogging heroes. One thing I found funny was that there were so many ladies out there that they ended up closing the men's room and making a whole floor only with ladies rooms. But I thought it was funny to see the urinals:


Happy Birthday Nemo

To celebrate, Ava shelled peanuts.
Look at that concentration.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I have spent the last two days at a really cool blogging conference.

I am exhausted.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I heart Durty

Durty came over at eight AM to watch Ava for me while I went to a conference.

I heart Durty. He is the only person outside immediate family who I trust to watch my kid.


Cutie in profile.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Last Day of Preschool

Ava now has a year of education under her belt.

I love this Star Whores T shirt


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

End of Year Assembly

Ava had an end of year assembly. Becoming a parent is all about enjoying your kid being the one who digs in her nose while on stage.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Second to the last day of Preschool

Ava loves school. I have no idea what we will do this summer.


She picked the outfit herself. It is important that socks match my sweater.

Monday, May 16, 2011


We went to another baseball game. It was so cold that I drank two hot chocolates.

To bed!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


We went to a baseball game. We were 12 rows back from the visitor dugout.


I took this picture with my point and shoot:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lola Did it

I am going to the bathroom a LOT.

After one of the many trips, I found Ava on the floor with a canister of bread flour making piles of flour. She has flour on her face, her hair, her hands and feet. She looks at me and says, "Lola did it."


Ava had her last swim class for the spring.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Isn't she lovely?


The Thirteenth

My mother is very superstitious. It is baffling how my father can tolerate her crazy superstitions. I am not but today I am. It is Friday the 13th.

When I was younger, I was sure to see a scary movie today. I always think about the studio bigwigs screaming: WE HAVE TO GET A GOOD SCARY MOVIE FOR THE 13th! Consult the calendar!

But every Friday for the last four weeks, troubling health issues and injuries have occurred. So on this day, I am not leaving the house, using with anything sharp or even walking in the backyard.

I will be out in the world tomorrow.

Nothing holds greater allure

Nothing holds greater allure to a four year old than eating crackers on a freshly vacuumed floor.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Leotard

Ava got a new leotard for gymnastics.


There is a matching scrunchy.

Fear of Fans

I have written in detail about Lola's fear of fans. For those of you who do not know, my dog is terrified of fans. When we first got her from the pound, she would look fearfully at the fan. She was too scared to bark.

It is unusually hot here in the Deep South. Yesterday, I turned on the AC. Being the cheap ass I am, I keep the AC at 78 degrees and I turn on box fans to get the air circulating. In fact, yesterday I went and got two more fans to improve the circulation.

Yohboh placed one at the end of the hallway which has really improved the temperature throughout the house. The fan that yohboh placed is one that Ava liked to play with when she was younger. As a result there are some plastic utensils in there. When the fan is upright, the plastic is at the bottom so it does not affect the fan. However, when placed on its side, it tends to make an awful rattling noise.

The fan was placed in front of Lola's water bowl. Lola tentatively went to drink and knocked over the fan. And the fan made its loud racket. Lola ran as fast as she could into my bedroom. She hid under the bed. She has not drank any water since.

I have moved the fan so she can drink water.

See people? I can be nice to the evil canine mastermind.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Dress

So yesterday I pulled out all of the summer clothes. This dress is one of them. When I got it for Ava TWO YEARS AGO it was almost ankle length. Now it is a mini dress. Darn hormones have made me verklempt.



Ava is digging in her butt crack.

Minjenah: Ava what are you doing?

Ava: Looking for the good stuff.

Monday, May 09, 2011

See how adorable I am?


Smell Pretty Good

It has been a hot day and I an a sweaty pregnant woman. I am thinking aloud that I should take a shower because I stink. Ava leans over and sniffs my arm. Ava says, "Actually, Mommy you smell pretty good."

Sunday, May 08, 2011


My kid likes dessert.


Saturday, May 07, 2011


I really felt pregnant today. When I was pregnant with Ava, I called her THE BEAST because she would make me so hungry. I think that this one is El Chupacabra because I do.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Stylish Repose


See the dress and the pants kinda sorta match? And the socks match the pants? But the dress and socks clash? THAT is STYLISH!


So all the ailments I have had of late have happened on Fridays. Today is no exception. I stepped on a toy car this morning on my bad foot. Then Ava jumped on it.

I am staying in bed next Friday because it is the 13th. At the rate I am going, I am going to lose my left butt cheek or something.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Mother's Day Luncheon

Ava's little preschool had a little luncheon for Mother's Day. There was a chocolate fountain. There was a lot of wired kids.


My left foot the update

Well it is less swollen and a lot more purple.


Yes I should have lotioned before I put this up but I did not. NO JUDGING! I AM GIMPY!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Four and some change

Ava was tired.


I am tired too. I told Ava I was tired and she told me, "You are tired because you are pwegnant, Mommy." How can you not love a four year old?


Ava has packed all her cars together in a tight little block. She starts yelling and pretending to honk horns.

Minjenah: Ava, what are you playing?

Ava: I am playing traffic.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Letter to Andy Cohen

Dear Andy Cohen, SVP of Bravo Television,

How do you know what I will watch? I mean, Pregnant in Heels is perfect for me, a pregnant mom. Also, I LOVED Top Chef All Stars. I really enjoy Bethenny Frankel as well.

I have to tell you that I have no interest in the Real Housewives series. The pinnacle for me was the first season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. After that, I feel the all the shows have run their course. I have stopped watching The Real Housewives of New York since Bethenny left. Honestly, the show lost its heart when Bethenny left.

And Andy, can you do something to make sure Chuck is renewed?



The Pledge of Allegiance

My kid can say the pledge of allegiance. It is really too cute.

Monday, May 02, 2011



My left foot

So here is what it looked like today:


Barney Rubble took a beating.


So a few weeks ago, I had to sign Ava up for PreK. Actually, I had to sign up Ava for the lottery for Pre K. There were 20 slots and over a hundred applicants.

While I was leaving from signing up, I saw some third or fourth graders lining up outside from the trailer that they were in. It looked like they were going to the library since each one was holding a library book. There was a little boy at the front of the line and a heavyset larger girl were at the front of the line. The girl took her library book and HIT the little boy in the head. I heard the THWACK and stopped walking because I was shocked. The little boy turned around and punched the heavy girl in the gut. Then the big girl kicked him in the nuts. During this whole time, there was not an adult found. I stood and waited to see the adult who was supervising them to tell him or her. I waited about five minutes while these two children were grappling each other. The other children had formed a circle around them.

I had to leave because I had to pick Ava up from her preschool. I never found the teacher to tell him or her.

Ava did not get into the PreK program. I was relieved.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


So the Smitty is strong in this one:


My foot

Behold the swollen bruised Barney Rubble from the Flintstones foot I have:


And here is the dog who has been apologizing all weekend. Or at least that is what I would like to think. She is probably cackling with laughter like a classic superhero villian when I am not looking.