Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama Rally!

I will add more pictures later. I am playing with my new photo software right now and just made this from my pics!
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Linkage!

Here is the link to my other blog. It is one picture a day for 1 year. Should be fun!

http://mandas365.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Omo Thomas!

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Take 2

DISNEYLAND! Finally!

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I thought this castle was HUGE! Nope, its super tiny!

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Jungle Cruise

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She wanted to see Princess jasmine SO bad. We walked off of the Jungle Cruise and OMG there she was! I grabbed Ava and literally pushed people out of the way. if my baby wants to see Jasmine, she sees Jasmine! While we are waiting in line, Aladdin shows up! I thought she was going to burst she was so excited. We get to the front of the line Ava walks up to her, Jasmine kneels down and Ava bursts into tears and runs away. I forced her back because I wanted a picture, this is what I got.
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Then we rode Dumbo!
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Visited Alice in Wonderland



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"You try!"

We got her some "minnie ears"
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She thought they looked better on Daddy
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I have no idea what ride this is, but she looks happy!
On the Ferry Boat
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The "Tarzan"Tree, which is just Swiss Family Robinson

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Waiting in line for Peter Pan, you can see how tired she is!
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On King Arthur's carousel. It was the last ride of the night and she was soooooooo tired I dont think she knew what was going on!
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I thought I took more pictures but apparently I did not. I dont care though, we had a great time and rather than posing for pictures we enjoyed being off of work and out with Ava.

A big thanks to Trav for going along and really making it a great time. I love you!

Watch.

http://perezhilton.com/2008-10-01-a-very-important-message-from-11

Watch.

http://perezhilton.com/2008-10-01-a-very-important-message-from-11

Friday, September 26, 2008

To the lady in the yellow shirt

Today was a hard one for Miss Ava. She had an accident at the babysitters so she did not get her special treat at the end of the day. This is the first time this has happened. It set her off. In a baaaad way.

She started screaming when she realized she wasn't getting her delicious sucker. She kept screaming in the car on the way to the store, through the parking lot and when we were getting our cart. That is when it got bad. She went into a rage.

Not a regular "Im mad" but a full on "I am angry" (which she shouted, a lot). Her body was rigid, her face was purple and I was trying to keep my cool.

At this point we were working on almost 40 minutes of screaming. I was looking for a allergen free laundry detergent. I was no longer looking up at other shoppers because they were giving me "that look" You know the one. The "What is wrong with your kid?" "What a bad mom" "Sooooo annoying" look.

A woman passed me and patted me on the shoulder. She didnt say much, but she said a lot. Lady in the yellow shirt. You saved my sanity for the day. Just when I was at a breaking point you reached out and showed a tiny shred of support, and I thank you for it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Im sorry I couldnt hear you over the sound of how awesome Obama is.

Super Obama! Embed this picture at www.HelpBarackWin.org



I am here, I swear! Work has been nuts, dealing with Family drama and trying to sleep has cut into my blogging time. I will add Disneyland pictures tomorrow!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I need your help.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/Manda2713


We all need your help. I have never been so passionate about something like this before. I really feel fear that McCain and Palin could someday be in power. It honestly terrifies me. If it doesnt scare you, look into the facts and you will get the same feeling. I am doing everything in my power to help the Obama/Biden ticket win. I have made donations myself, in front of me I have 50 voters that I am going to call and talk to. I am trying to get everyone I know registered to vote, and this.

Click the link above. I have set my goal at $1000. Which I know wont happen but I am hopeful. We all need to get involved in this election. Not just for us but for our kids. I dont want Ava growing up in a country where she doesnt have choice.

Frankly Palin's ideals scare the shit out of me.

So if you can donate, I would love it if you went through me. I dont get anything for helping, except the satisfaction I have done all I can.

Thanks. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just a thought!

http://www.inews3.com/topstory.php?id=416d616e64617c526f62696e736f6e

Recent Avaisms

I dont know who this child is but whoa. She cracks me up!

Me: Sweety you really need a nap, your eyes are all red!
Ava: *crosses her arms* My eyes are NOT red, they green!

Good point kiddo

While cuddling Trav says to Ava
"I love you, youre my baby"
Ava: I not a baby! I am youre BIG GIRL!

Again, good point.

The neighbors are throwing a stupid loud party and Ava walks outside and stomps her feet
"You shut up right now!"
I have this one on video, I just need to upload it.

While eating lunch
Me: Eat your cheese.
Ava: You eat your cheese or you cant be princess.
Me: I dont want to be a princess
Ava: I am the queen. Eat my cheese.

Apparently she likes to "set the scene" before she enters a room now.

*She shouts out from the other room*
"Mommy I am a ferocious beast and you are so scared. Hide from me"


While at the babysitters a Halloween commercial comes on and Ava turns to Sue and says "Oh thats so eerie"

Who the eff says eerie? Better question....what 2 year old says "eerie"??

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Going through old pictures.

found this one.

It says "These animals are just dying for you to taste them"

We saw this on the road here in San Diego and HAD to get a pic LOL

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

A miracle!!



Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain


DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern evolutionary movement—made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton.


"I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits," said Darlene Freiberg, one among a growing crowd assembled here to see the mysterious stain, which appeared last Monday on one side of the Rhea County Courthouse. The building was also the location of the famed "Scopes Monkey Trial" and is widely considered one of Darwinism's holiest sites. "Forgive me, O Charles, for ever doubting your Divine Evolution. After seeing this miracle of limestone pigmentation with my own eyes, my faith in empirical reasoning will never again be tested.
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Added Freiberg, "Behold the power and glory of the scientific method!"

Since witnesses first reported the unexplained marking—which appears to resemble a 19th-century male figure with a high forehead and large beard—this normally quiet town has become a hotbed of biological zealotry. Thousands of pilgrims from as far away as Berkeley's paleoanthropology department have flocked to the site to lay wreaths of flowers, light devotional candles, read aloud from Darwin's works, and otherwise pay homage to the mysterious blue-green stain.


Capitalizing on the influx of empirical believers, street vendors have sprung up across Dayton, selling evolutionary relics and artwork to the thousands of pilgrims waiting to catch a glimpse of the image. Available for sale are everything from small wooden shards alleged to be fragments of the "One True Beagle"—the research vessel on which Darwin made his legendary voyage to the Galapagos Islands—to lecture notes purportedly touched by English evolutionist Alfred Russel Wallace.


"I have never felt closer to Darwin's ideas," said zoologist Fred Granger, who waited in line for 16 hours to view the stain. "May his name be praised and his theories on natural selection echo in all the halls of naturalistic observation forever.
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Despite the enthusiasm the so-called "Darwin Smudge" has generated among the evolutionary faithful, disagreement remains as to its origin. Some believe the image is actually closer to the visage of Stephen Jay Gould, longtime columnist for Natural History magazine and originator of the theory of punctuated equilibrium, and is therefore proof of rapid cladogenesis. A smaller minority contend it is the face of Carl Sagan, and should be viewed as a warning to those nonbelievers who have not yet seen his hit PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.


Still others have attempted to discredit the miracle entirely, claiming that there are several alternate explanations for the appearance of the unexplained discoloration.


"It's a stain on a wall, and nothing more," said the Rev. Clement McCoy, a professor at Oral Roberts University and prominent opponent of evolutionary theory. "Anything else is the delusional fantasy of a fanatical evolutionist mindset that sees only what it wishes to see in the hopes of validating a baseless, illogical belief system. I only hope these heretics see the error of their ways before our Most Powerful God smites them all in His vengeance.
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But those who have made the long journey to Dayton remain steadfast in their belief that natural selection—a process by which certain genes are favored over others less conducive to survival—is the one and only creator of life as we know it. This stain, they claim, is the proof they have been waiting for.


"To those who would deny that genetic drift is responsible for a branching evolutionary tree of increasing biodiversity amid changing ecosystems, we say, 'Look upon the face of Darwin!'" said Jeanette Cosgrove, who, along with members of her microbiology class, has maintained a candlelight vigil at the site for the past 72 hours.


"Over millions of successive generations, a specific subvariant of one species of slime mold adapted to this particular concrete wall, in order to one day form this stain, and thus make manifest this vision of Darwin's glorious countenance," Cosgrove said, overcome with emotion.

"It's a miracle," she added.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A quick note while I watch the Republican Convention

Rudy Giuliani makes me want to vomit.


Biden said it best.

"There's only three things he mentions in a sentence -- a noun, a verb, and 9/11."

Go Republicans!



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

From depressed to happy.

SO today has been a rough one. Radiohead (my favorite band ever) is playing very very close to my house tonight. I have no tickets and I cant afford the prices on craigslist. My Sister in law Carla sent me a video from the concert in WA last week, I cried for over an hour after seeing it.

My friend Cristina offered to pay for the tickets which is just SO sweet and I love her for it! But I cant go, and that's OK. When people say you make sacrifices for your kids....THIS is what they were talking about.

So to make myself feel better I called up my uncle who works on the Navy base here in San Diego. He can get me cheap Disneyland tickets. Both Trav and I have a day off on Sept 11 because our babysitter's son is having surgery. So we will spend the day in Disneyland with Ava. It will be her first trip so it should be a BLAST! I told her we were going to go and she said "See Princess Jasmine?" So I think she is ready :)


A customer came in today and said that she just took her 2 year old and they have special maps with the attractions for toddlers. We will take full advantage of this! Plus Ava is tall enough to ride on most of the rides. Im happy now. :)

Sometimes....

Sometimes I look at the headlines on my yahoo mail page and just laugh. Why in the hell is "Blogger arrested over leaks of Guns n Roses songs" over "Obama officially nominated"???

Seriously? Who cares about Guns and Roses anyway? I mean they havent been relevant in what... 15-20 years. Sure "Welcome to the Jungle" is a great song (for driving around in an iroc drinking mad dog and wearing drakkar noir)

Anyways.... Awesome for Obama. Im proud this country MIGHT be finally getting their ducks in a row.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Photo Challenge "Look what I made"

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This is my latte heart. I made it with love :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dancing Videos

Here is Ava dancing with Vicky and Tati and .... Oh crap I forgot her name!!!

I was told that Ava is a Bolivian in her heart and I need to take her to Bolivia some day... Sounds like a good idea.

By the way, this was a family Dinner at Carla's house. It was WAY fun!

(By the way, if you're reading this Carla.... What song is this? Or what CD? I want to have it for Ava to dance to!)




I let Ava hang out with my sister and she taught her to "shake her booty" This is what that looks like.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Wedding....Photo Version!

Wuv, Twue Wuv. My brother's wedding was beautiful. I must admit I'm jealous (hint hint honey)

Here are some pics.... ok a load of pics! (**Some of them are too large to show in this format, if you see some that look cut off, click the picture and it should take you to my photobucket which will show the entire picture**)

Getting ready...
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The ceremony
(keep in mind these are just the pics....I will write all about it later)
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They did it!!!!

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Family picture time!
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Of course a BAJILLION pictures of Ava in her dress
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I love this picture because Carla looks so incredible. She was literally a picture perfect bride. Im sure being happy has something to do with it, but WOW! Photobucket

Congratulations guys.... I love you!

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