Ava Joy Schmied

Ava Joy Schmied
Born August 3rd, 2009

Friday, October 29, 2010

Its the Great Pumpkin Patch.....

And I've got the cutest pumpkin in it :) We have been having lots of fun these past few weeks with Halloween activities, movies, baking, and evening walks. Have I mentioned Fall / Halloween is my favorite time of year!!!!! Even though we don't have that much of a fall here in South Florida, we make the best with what we have and also interrupt some Halloweenish fun for some beach days. I just love being a Mommy and instilling all these traditions in our home for Ava. Traditions I remember as a child and have stayed in my heart, now get passed on to my daughter and also some new ones are created! So far we have gone to the pumpkin patch; read many a Halloween picture books; decorated pumpkin shaped brownies; watched Hocus Pocus, Care Bear Halloween, Yo Gabba Gabba Halloween, Mickey Mouse Trick - or - Treat; made caramel apples, painted pumpkins, watch Daddy carve our Jack-O-Lantern; and this weekend we will go to the parade and of course Trick-Or-Treat. Now if that doesn't make for a fun month, I don't know what does. Here is my little pumpkin enjoying herself.......

Family Time


Painting and Carving Pumpkins

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Big Announcement!!!

My Sister is Pregnant!! I am thrilled and am beyond thankful that Ava will have a cousin this close in age! I always dreamed of my sisters and I having our kids together, raising them together, family vacations with cousins running all around, throwing all the kids in the bathtub to splish and splash around with each other, and now it looks like my dream is on it's way to coming true. She is 13 weeks now and her due date is April 18th. She'll find out the sex at the beginning of November. Just around the corner! I'm secretly wanting her to have a girl but it would also be nice to finally have a little boy in the Family. Rachael I am so Happy for you and you will be such A Loving Mommy and Nick is going to be a Great Dad!!

The Indian is the Pregger

This was Halloween 2009, Ava's first Halloween, wasn't she just the cutest little ladybug!! And this year she is going to be........(more to come on that)

And I leave you with a pic of the little peanut belly