My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Ava's 1 Year Checkup

The results are in and the weigh-in complete:

21lbs 11oz and 31" tall...

And if Jef hadn't fed Ava corn on the cob last night which caused a 3 pound POOP this morning, no telling what she would have tipped the scales at!

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The doctor was very impressed with her growth, her motor skills, her climbing skills, and most of all her vocabulary. Ava's first words to the doctor were, "Hey kitty!". Ava also tried to yank all the paper off the exam table, stick the nurse in the eye with a tongue depressor, and run off down the hallway in nothing but a diaper. All in all, a very typical day in the life of Ava!

Ava got 3 shots- MMR, TB, and Hep A... they were out of the chicken pox vaccine, so we have to go beck next week (thrilling!). Also, we got a referral to a plastic surgeon to take a look at removing Ava's skin tags (in Atlanta, of freakin' course because aparantly we don't have that kind of technology here). We still aren't certain we want them removed quite yet. Gosh darn it they are adorable! They are a part of who my little pee-wee is! Sure, some kid will make fun of her one day, but I really think Ava is going to have no problem in socking the crap out of any smart mouth out there. She decked her 3 year old cousin Dawson yesterday when he took a toy away from her- imagine what she'll do when she has a little martial arts training under her belt!!

--The Milk Maid says light as a feather, stiff as a board!

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twondra said...

Woo-hoo Ava!! Glad the checkup went well. Crap about the shots. :( Love the picture! Thanks for sharing!

Marcy "meg" said...

Love the corn on the cob pic. I will have to show Kris... that is pratically her favorite food besides popcorn and pepsi! Glad all went well at the checkup!

B said...

Well, if Kris and Ava ever come to dinner..I know what to make them. Sounds like Ava impressed everyone yesterday (did you think she wouldn't?) I'm sorry she has to go back for another shot next week..poor Ava.

Deena said...

YUCK, SHOTS! I guess Ava can sympathize with Kirsten now, huh?
Ava rocks. And yes, she will be just like her Mommy and not take crap off of anyone...I love that!
(I wish I was more like that!)

Michell said...

Just as long as you don't tell her it's her alien antenae. I worked with someone who had one of those skin tags on her ear and her mom used to tell her that.

kittenroar5 said...

I think Ava needs a karate class too! She can be a mini-pirate ninja gang member!

Marcy "meg" said...


Kris, myself, Ava and Milkmaid will come visit very soon if you make us some corn on the cob!

Lora said...

Yea for Ava!!! Happy Birthday, Sunshine!!! What a sweet little dollbaby!!!! I love her pictures, btw! I'm glad the appt went well and she's growing like a weed. Yes, it is heartwrenching to see our children grow up. I shed those same tears quite often when I look at Liam and realize that my "baby" is 6 going on 16!!! Have you heard the new song by Kenny Chesney, "Don't Blink"??? OMG, you HAVE to listen to it. Gets me everytime!!!

B said...

Looks like we'll have to put corn (on the cob) on the menu for the baby shower eh?