Sunday, July 31, 2011

Some days are long

Ava climbed into our bed at four AM. She started kicking me on the small of my back and Chupa was doing the same thing on THE INSIDE.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

First movie

We took the kidlet to see Cars 2.


Mommy, the screen was SO BIG!

That is my old pregnancy pillow. The kidlet likes to sleep in it. It is like a big hug.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bigger Big Girl Bed

We moved the bed from the guest room to the kidlet's room.


Anyone need a full size mattress and a box spring?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mommy, how do you spell ok?

I am so lucky to be her mother.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Just tired today.

Like can't sit up tired.

Folding laundry is exhausting tired.

Playing angry birds requires too much concentration tired.

My kid kept her finger in her nose tired.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


So this is the picture I drew:

This is the one the kidlet drew:


Art SPEAKS to me!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Funny Kidletisms


Mommy I am as thirsty as a pwegnant woman.

White crayons don't work on white paper.

Cake is only good with fwosting. Don't make cakes without fwosting Mommy. They are not good.

I still hate mornings

So I just picked from the garden. I hate mornings, I really do. But I will admit there is something soothing and peaceful about picking veggies before 7AM.

Really, I just sweat less.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daddy and Kidlet


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Night Time Rituals

There is a temp tat before bed. Really, how bad does that suck?


Friday, July 22, 2011


I think my kid is so charming. I am so biased.


Bubba Cup Love


This is my Bubba Cup . I call him Bubba. This was an impulse buy. It holds an impressive liter and a half of liquid. It keeps ice cubes ice cubes all night. Which is important when you are pregnant and pee eight times a night and must replenish all that liquid. The only thing I am frustrated by is that I cannot take Bubba in my car.  It does not fit in the cup holder.

To give you an idea of how many Bubbas I drink: I refill this this twice during the day and once right before bed.

Yeah, I am always thirsty.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sure Shot

Sesame Street breaks it down from Wonderful Creative on Vimeo.

Found via Kottke

Pillow Fort

Mommy, take a picture of my pillow fort.



So I am out in my garden on Monday, doing my thing and my annoying long winded neighbor stands out in the street and tells me my plants need water. She tells me that the garden looks good but last year was better. She tells me she cannot eat tomatoes because they are too acidic. I picked a lot of stuff for about forty minutes. I have not said a WORD.  She WILL NOT SHUT UP!

Finally, I say, "Betty I am very busy. GOODBYE" and turn around and go in the house.

I do not want to set a precedent of her talking at me while I am gardening. THAT IS MY TIME!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Dress and Solving Mysteries

Ava had a mystery to solve today. She found a little trail of dog food. I WONDER WHO DID IT?


History of Rap Part 2

This makes me like Justin Timberlake.

No Pants

Today is a no pant day. It is one of the many luxuries of being a stay at home mom. That and the pool boy and Magnum Ice cream bars.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Old T Shirt

Ava loves sleeping in my old T shirts.


Monday, July 18, 2011

More Fancy with a bow

More on the Tire Slasher

Frank Smith verbally agreed to pay restitution for the damage he inflicted on the five people's tires that he slashed. Somehow, I doubt there will be a penny collected. But then I am off to file a police report because the guy tried to stab yohboh.

Here is a video of the phone conversation that happened this evening.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

More on the Tire Slasher--It gets BETTER!

Frank Smith, the attempted stabber of my husband and known tire slasher, also is "always packing".

Seriously, who are these people who do shit like this?

Here is the mark where Frank Smith attacked my husband with a knife.

My Birthday

So for my birthday we went to a baseball game.


More on the Tire Slasher

The tire slasher's name is Frank Smith. He is unwell and on all sorts of medications and drinks. Apparently, he was very fucked up yesterday when he attacked yohboh and slashed the tires. That gives him no excuse.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Tire Slasher

For the past few years, there has been a weirdness every time we have people over. A few of our guests get two of their tires slashed on their cars. I have found it odd and offensive. None of our neighbors have ever said that they had a problem with our parties and I have gone out of my way to be friendly.

Tonight, we had a small get together for my birthday. By small, there were 13 people here. Yohboh heard a hissing sound and saw someone walking away from one of our guests car's. Sure enough, the tires had been slashed. Yohboh went to confront the guy and the guy came at him with the knife he had used to slash the tires. This guy scraped the back of yohboh's head with the knife and yohboh defended himself. The other guy passed out. Yohboh then walked the man to his front door to make sure he got in safely. He tried to speak to the man's wife but she would not answer the door.

This happened at around 10:30 this evening EST.

Here are the pictures in question.

One tire slashed:

Other tire in the trunk slashed:

Scrape of the back of yohboh's head:

There have been FIVE people who had come by who have had their tires slashed in the past four years.

Friday, July 15, 2011

In A Box

Ava had art Gymboree today. She liked it very much.


Gall Stone Paranoia

A few months ago, I passed a gallstone. It involved a lot of intestinal distress on both ends for many days. There was also a lot of cramping and one particularly awesomely awful point in the wee hours of the morning where it felt like my side was being burned from the inside out with a searing hot ice pick. It was the most painful thing I have experienced. This includes the major abdominal surgery that got my first baby out of my body.

As a result, if I have the SLIGHTEST tummy troubles I am completely paranoid that I am passing another gallstone. I will not eat pork because of this fear. I mean, I will have tastes of pork but not a portion.

Gall stones suck.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


When Ava went to preschool, she was exposed to all kinds of foods that I do not eat. And if I do not eat it, my family does not eat it. These include: Jello, Oreos, Froot Loops and Gummi Bears.

I see this summer as a time to reset her palate from such artificial foods. So this summer, Ava has eaten her weight in garden grown cherry and grape tomatoes, cucumbers and cherries.


Why you gotta take away all my junk?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


She made this face at the camera.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Old T Shirt


Another Old T Shirt


Heat Index and Wind Chill factor are numbers that meterologists use to freak out at how extreme the weather is.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Fancy Song


So it is hot. So hot that I got up at six AM to pick veggies. Because I have a heat rash in a place that I will not discuss.

I am spending the rest of the day in front of a fan.

And eating ice cream.

Sunday, July 10, 2011



This is the fanciest I can be.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

All Clean


Ava is post bath pre bed.


As a hot sweaty pregnant woman, I have been consuming a LOT of ice cream. I have bought 28 pints of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, eight cartons of Breyers and six cartons of Mayfield. This does not include the weird sherbet obsession I have had ( it is really really good with ginger ale or 7up) and the great Orange Push Up search of last month.

I am a walking stereotype. Pretty soon I will be shoving pickles down my throat.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Flip Video

Thanks Stinky

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Sweet Face


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Not Feeling It

Ava was not feeling the camera.


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

T Shirts

Ava does not like jammies anymore. She likes my old T's.


Monday, July 04, 2011

New Dress

Ava got a new dress because well she did not need one.


My little fashionista.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Busy past few days

We went to a wedding yesterday. This is what Ava wore.


She insisted on the hair things.

And this is Ava today at the lake. With her friend A.


Saturday, July 02, 2011


One year ago


Two years ago


Three years ago

Bean bag sitting

Four years ago

Friday, July 01, 2011

The Skipper

This is Ava yesterday steering her Gaga's boat.
Ava's skipper