Thursday, May 22, 2008

Another Must See

Ok, so I was caught up yesterday by the documentary: Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids It's a documentary by photographer Zana Briski.
I'll see if I can find a clip and put it on here.
I know you can get it on netflix.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

And a little turtle bite!!!

I did a photo shoot with my cousin and her new baby the other day, obviously Cunksi was with me, I love my life. Cunksi loves babies, she likes to squeeze their toes and nibble them.
Here she is giving her cousin a little turtle bite!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

holy hell

I'm writing this as Cunksi sleeps, her wonderous little body deep in dreams after a big day of sun and fun and exploring her world. I love her so much, I barely have words sometimes.
We got new furniture today, what mihigna and I call our "grown up" furniture. A REAL couch and REAL recliner. Cunksi thinks they are pretty cool. I heard Mihigna telling her this evening.."Before you came cunksi, Ina and I lived like bohemians. But now you're here, so we have real furniture."
I laughed, because it's true. I was such a bohemian, waiting anxiously until my next chance to travel or go adventuring. But now, not so much. I"m settled. I can just sit and be. I think Cunksi has everything to do with that. She makes me so happy. I love her so.
Tonight, she was crawling around on my legs and lost her balance, and did a face plant. OMG!!!!!!!
I freaked out...( bad me, I know) but holy crap, the force with which she hit, I couldn't help it. I scopped her up, and held her close, trying to comfort her and yet crying myself. But my saying omg, and scooping her up so fast and then crying... it scared her more. It was horrible, horrible I tell you.... it made me SICK to my stomach. So I had to get it together and stop crying and then she settled down. but holy shit... my stomach hurt so bad for awhile. She is getting mobile, and i know she will have falls but holy hell. I barely made it through my nephews learning to walk, how the hell am i gonna make through my daughters?????
I know I can't scoop in and save her from every fall, but GD! I wish I could!!! I know this is just another reminder that I can't protect her from everything and that it is part of her development and exploring the world... but holy hell.... how do any of us parents make it through this. She was fine, not hurt, just scared. It was worse on me, hello, welcome to parenthood. ...........

holy holy hell. that is all i can say.

the furniture rocks though!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I love this pic of us, we took it on our hike on Ina's anpetu. I love the different expressions on our faces! the one on cunksi's face is HILARIOUS


What a gorgeous day!!! Cunksi and I went for a nice stroll about the neighborhood, stopped in at the local bike shop, the bike guy wasn't there, but I got to speak to someone else. He is with the child advocacy place so, I may do some stuff with them. I HOPE. I'd love to do that.
After we left there, we went to the store and got some fruit and we took another stroll. cunksi fell asleep, so I started to type this, and alas, she is awake.
Life is good.
I watched this must see documentary called the motherhood manifesto. MUST SEE. It talks about the inequality of working mothers. Google it, and watch it!!!
I'm off to be with my girl.
for now,

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oh my god..

My baby is the bomb!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


OH MY GOD!!! You have to see Older Than America, by director Georgina Lightening.

And right now, you can watch the interview with Tantoo Cardinal on the sidebar via You Tube.
I love that Tantoo's acting, she is so incredible!
But watch her interview, she really says some important things.
So, go watch it. Then come back here and tell me what you think.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Anpetu Ina

What a gorgeous day!!!
We went hiking in the canyon, and to see the falls, and then to the preserve. It was soo beautiful and so much fun!! Micunksi LOVED it!! She is such an outdoor girl!! She is sleeping really hard tonight... and took a really long nap earlier.
That fresh air did wonders for all of us.
What a fabu Ina's Day.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Saglohan Wiyawapi Waskuyeca Ksto!

Mi waskuyeca,
unsicilake ksto. Ni mi cante nahan wopila kici u hi ksto.
Ni Ate nahan Ina iyokipi in hi ksto. Unsicilake tanka! Ni CA TANKA KSTO!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


The whole diaper dilemma? Totally solved! I ordered Gdiapers, and have fallen MADLY in love with them!! So has mihigna. They are totally the bomb! I looked at them earlier, but went with another cheaper version, which was my lesson. Those ended up getting taken to the civ and i was a bit mad at myself for spending the money on something that was a waste of money. I liked the concept of gdiapers, but was hesitant about the money.
when will i learn? frugality only pays off if it works!!!
anyway, madly madly madly in love with gdiapers and I will be using this until cunksi is potty trained.
I will be writing them a letter about how awesome they are and how much we love them!!!
lots more to update, but cunksi is needing her Ina a lot lately.
quick sneak peek though.... today she played peekaboo all by herself!!! (for about ten minutes!) I was soo proud!!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

treasure map

Mihigna wants me to treasure map three or more things.. so here I go.

*Develop my photography business, scedule shoots with new moms and soon to be moms.
mount the pics i aloready have for display at Y.D
*look into the glugla luta thing talk w/ mi Ina reguarding it.

* get info on the D.S program. Certification etc.

* Finish the children's books. (the ones on the to do list.)

there will be more,, for now, I gotta go.