Ava Joy Schmied

Ava Joy Schmied
Born August 3rd, 2009

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Sweetetest Thing

Ava said, "MaMa". The first time she said it, I didn't believe my ears and then she kept doing it! Ma - Ma - Ma - Ma - MaMa. Now she has been doing it all day long. It melts my heart. I can't even explain how good it feels :) Hear are some pics of my sweetie pie with her family.

My Sweetie Pie

Pool time with Daddy and Aunt Rach

The Girls (Grammy and Aunt Bec)

PaPa and Grammy

PaPa and Ava

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Although hubby was busy most of this trip, we still had a nice time away and made the most of the time that we did have together! I have driven through Atlanta and been layed over at the Atlanta airport for like 8 hours! But I had never really "been" there. We stayed in Marietta which is just north. I liked how it is hilly because Florida is so flat. And all the magnolia trees up there are GORGEOUS! Thursday night we got to the hotel and were so tired from our drive that we just relaxed. Our hotel had an indoor pool so of course Miss Ava loved that...

Getting ready to go down to the pool

Friday we woke up and went down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast. Ava had her first cheese grits and she loved them! I have a true southern belle. After we dropped off daddy we went to historic downtown Marietta. We went to the Gone With the Wind Museum and they have an ORIGINAL dress that Scarlett wore! I know I know, I'm obsessed. Also there is a train that passes the front of the museum and it scared Ava. We happened to be standing right in front of the tracks as it passed! She clung onto me for dear life. After the museum we ate lunch at the Marietta pizzeria and then went to the town square and Ava played in the grass, looking at all the flowers and she loved the fountain. There was also a wedding taking place in the square gazebo. It was so pretty.

The dreaded train

Saturday we had cheese grits and eggs once again, then we dropped daddy off again :( and were on our way to Atlanta!! We first went to the Margaret Mitchell Museum (The Author of Gone With the Wind) and then we went to the film museum . This was so interesting and we went on a guided tour through the house. Margaret Mitchell was a rebel in her day (short hair, short dresses, drank, smoked, etc.) She put a lot of her personal life into Gone With the Wind. Very interesting. Then at the film museum, the original portrait of Scarlett in the blue dress was there! I have to say I was the only one at this place that was by myself with a baby. Everyone else was a couple, family, or group. Even though I was a little nervous about venturing out in this city with Ava, I'm proud of myself for doing it and I definatley held my own and created a memory that I will never forget! After the museums, Ava and I walked Peachtree Street. Downtown was nicer and cleaner than I had imagined.

Margaret Mitchell House

Found on our Stroll on Peachtree St.

Sunday was hubby's day off so we checked out of the hotel and made our way out to do some sight-seeing in downtown. Then we drove through Buckhead. Let me tell you, Buckhead is BEAUTIFUL!! The neighborhoods are amazing! I wish I had some pictures. The houses were draped by huge trees and ivy crawling up the houses. I bet these houses / mansions are beautiful at Christmas time with lights all up. Then we went to the Georgia Aquarium. This was a blast!! Ava was amazed! Before we went, I wondered if she was too young for this, but I think she is the perfect age for her first time aquarium experience. It was so stimulating for her and I could just see the light bulbs flashing in her head. Haha! Her favorite were the penguins and the only thing that scared her was the sea turtle! Go figure. She was fine with the sharks but she wasn't having the turtles!.

The Penguins!

The Big Bad Turtle made Ava cry


Then we finished our trip with some delicious hot dogs at The Varsity

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! Hubby and I both had to work boo :(. Just saw each other long enough to hand over Ava. Which, I'm not going to lie, being pampered all day would have been lovely but it just wasn't in the cards this year. Thank-You Ava for giving me YOU as my gift. I never could have dreamed that being a Mommy would be this fulfilling. I went to work and knew how excited all the mommies were to be a new mom on this day! Sometimes my job can be very rewarding.
We did have some days off together this past week and we went back to Tampa for my sister-in-laws Graduation from Dental Hygiene school. I am so proud of her and can't believe she was able to accomplish this while she is raising 2 kids! Now we have two hygienist in the family because my sister is also one. We had a great time....

Went to my nephew's baseball game, he is the pitcher and they won the first game of their tournament!!
Hubby with Ava and my Mother-in-law (Grandma)

Fun with Daddy

My first Ball Game :)

My bro-in-law is the coach

My nephew!

Ava loves her cousin

At Graduation with her cousin

Ava with grandparents and cousins

In other news, we leave tomorrow morning for Atlanta! I'm in the process of packing and getting things organized. This was kind of a last minute decision that Ava and I come because hubby has Chiropractic stuff going on, but he wanted us to be with him :) I know I sound like a nerd but I'm planning on doing the Gone With the Wind tour and seeing Marget Mitchell's home because I am a GWTW freak. Also we are going to the GA aquarium on Sunday because hubby will have time to spend with us. I'm excited, this will be our first mini vacation (Kinda vacation) with Ava.

Friday, May 7, 2010

9 months in 9 months out

I can't believe Ava has been outside my belly as long as she was cooking inside? Seriously!! My baby has grown into a little girl, with such a personality. Ava, you fill me with happiness and make everyday exciting and entertaining. When I watch you throughout the day my heart flutters and I can't believe I was blessed with such a miracle.
Just reminiscing and and thinking how far we've come baby girl:

9 Months Ago

10 Months - Overdue 4 days!!

9 Months Later