Monday, June 30, 2014

Forgot one

weekend photos - party and family timez

4th birthday present 

keeping cool 

my backyward

waiting to beat up the pinata 

the cake! 

playing the next morning 

looking inside 




these two ladies were born on the same day! 

watching the sunset 


Happy birthday to the sash

Weekend pics to follow.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Day Off Haiku Friday

Got my hair blown out,
And a mani pedi too.
Got some groceries.

Pick up the laundry,
Buy some white wine and candy.
Get a battery.

Make some sangria
And salsa. Buy a punch bowl.
Maybe eat some lunch?

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Buddy was born during the world cup, four years ago. So, I will forever associate the world cup with being enormously pregnant and going all over Brooklyn hauling that belly. I was looking through the Facebooks for a picture to use for #tbt and I found this one from June 19, 2010. Still had a week to go at that point! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

another song?!

I love this song. It makes me happy when I hear it. The video is cool too:

Monday, June 23, 2014

weekend photos

made some balloon animals this weekend. like mr. octopus up here. 

and that's a dog. 

finally used the build a bear gift card nina gave us when buddy was born four years ago. and buddy made her own bear. 

but then we just went to the beach. 

and played. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

haiku friday

guess i'm getting some
plane tickets this weekend for 
a trip in the fall.

got a wedding to 
attend in october of
some lovely pals.

oh, did i forget 
to say where the wedding is?
IT'S IN NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Me and my sibling sun at the Ventura County Fair, circa 1983.
Me, in 1981. Buddy's age.
Me and Sibling Ang at fiesta in 1983 or so.

Thanks to Ang for scanning and sending the pics.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Country

Can you see this? It's a possum. And it's in my backyard. My sanctuary. My happy place. A possum is like a cross between a rat and a cat, two of my least favorite things.
Rodents of unusual size?
I dont think they exist.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

spread love it's the brooklyn way

five things i miss about brooklyn, fast:
amy/courtesy/pete/simon/rach&juan and all the others who i am failing to mention
pacific standard
the trees in clinton hill
the manhattan bridge 

Monday, June 16, 2014

weekend photos, but mostly disney!

buddy + princesses


not so brave




talking mr potato head

on the carousel

father's day breakfast for husband babe 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

big day!

i have a big meeting today. it took me at least a half an hour to pick out my outfit.

but tomorrow, tomorrow is the biggest day! we're going to disneyland!!! ha! i'm so excited. we were gonna go out of town for the weekend but it started to look kind of hard and expensive so we decided to go to disneyland. BLEEEE.

i will take pictures for you and send you a haiku from on the ground in the happiest place on earth!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The facebooks

One of the few things that I enjoy about Facebook (why can't i quit you?) is that i am friends will many of my first cousins in India. Almost none of whom i have met, btw.

Anyways they put up the coolest and craziest stuff and very rarely use English to explain it, though sometimes they do. 

Anyways, saw this pic this morning and just love it so much i both want it for buddy's beeday and also want to share it with you!

Monday, June 09, 2014

wknd pics!

Babe and Buddy overlooking Dana Point 

Reading at the San Clemente library. 


Love this emo Buddy pic.

And there's my girl! 

Who's that? 

Playing on our front lawn. 


Friday, June 06, 2014

haiku friday

A window washer.
There's a job I would not do.
Yeah, no. Not ever.
Along those same lines,
I would never go on this
Might as well throw in
You couldn't pay me.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

mommy blogging, etc.

As you probably noticed, the internet is full of hatred. Some of it comes from well-intentioned people who think they are being helpful and some of it comes from those who are just awful. 

Nowhere is this more clear, I think, than around parenting and motherhood. Wow. In real life (outside of the internet, I mean) people are constantly commenting on what you are doing, how you should do it, what is right, what is wrong, what is good, what is bad. A few examples, if I may: 

  1. I had my pediatrician give me shit when buddy was three days old for the way that I was rocking her. 
  2. I had every woman in my apartment building telling me what and what not to feed buddy, and when. 
  3. I had woman yelling at me on street corners about how I was holding my baby, how I should feed my baby, and whether or not I should be pushing the stroller the way I was.
Don't even get me started on sleep stuff.

It's nice to be further away from that now. Being the mom of an almost four year old, you have your wits about you and have built up a pretty good cadre of people that you trust and that you want advice from. That will rarely be your pediatrician, by the way. 

There is still plenty of mom-shaming, though. (Wait, how much TV? Your child stills sleeps with you? Can't your kid write her name already?)

The reason I bring this up was the woman I met in baby yoga and who I am still pals with put this article on the Facebook: Hey, Hi. I Want Off Your Parenting Team. So, I read it because she and I are pretty simpatico. Anyways, read it or don't, but this is the part that made me laugh out loud and resonated with me, personally:

The other day I looked at my kid and asked, quite seriously, “No for real, what the hell is wrong with you?”

I apologized, but still. I’m pretty sure that move ain’t in Parenting from the Heart.  Dr. Sears is officially not supporting that tactic.

Yesterday Georgia watched approximately twelve episodes of Handy Manny. Do the math, people. Do the math.

She should be playing with Amish carts and brown-skinned Waldorf dolls bought on Etsy, but instead she’s singing “Todos juntos!” with her face 4-inches from her brother’s Kindle Fire.

And yet, here I am, 20 weeks pregnant with my 4th kid, hanging out with 3 perfectly healthy, thriving older kids, walking along happy as can be, mostly.
Anyways, enjoy the article. Or don't. We'll still be friends. 

Monday, June 02, 2014

wknd photos

At buddy's daycare, we had a little family night. And look who came! 

These kids are so cute. I particularly love that shorty in the front. 

Grama and Grampa dropped by on Sunday which was super nice and why I live in SoCal. 
And this, too. 

I remember when the Nav used to wear this dress. They saved it for Buddy. 

Selfie to send to Dad who is in Dallas this week. 

Buddy has come a long way on her little face drawings!

Saying bye for now. 


Also, not pictured a visit from Stretch and her mom!