Sophy at 10 Months! December 28, 2012 Sophy Jane Huff is 10 months old today! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by. I know everyone says it, but for reals, it’s like I was hugely pregnant and arranging her closet for the 10th time. Well, I’m still arranging her closet. This kid will need to start multiple costume changes while the cold snap is still here to get all the cold weather options in. Already with the digressing… This little girl is ready for the world. She’s chatting and pulling up on all of the furniture. She crawls and is super speedy. So far she would really like to be in the kitchen with Mommy and has a lot of interest in the pots and pans. This is kicking of the kitchen reorganization this weekend. We’re in desperate need of a scrub and sort with a massive rearranging. We’ll put some things at her level that she can play with since I want to encourage her kitchen love. I can’t wait until she can pull up her step stool and help out with the cooking and baking. If she’s like Daddy, she’ll have a love of stirring and mixing. Speaking of cooking and food, she’s not a fan of the eating. Or at least actual food, she loves all of her melts, cheerios (Joe O’s since we love the Trader Joe’s), and all the baby food options that are crunchy but anything else is a big “no, thank you”. We’ve talked to a few friends who also had this issue with their kids and it was a texture thing. She wants crunchy not mushy and with her new bottom teeth, she’s on her way to big girl crackers soon! We’ve also pretty much got the sleeping down. She prefers an earlier 7pm bedtime which is awesome to get stuff done but sucks since I don’t get home until 6 or after and I miss her. Look at her, who wouldn’t miss her?! We’ve had a few regression nights but mostly because there was too much daytime excitement to stick with her regular bottle schedule and she was hungry. Seems reasonable but hard on Daddy since he does the nightly feedings. All in all, it’s been an incredible 10 months and I’ve loved all of it – except that giant poop in the back woods of Missouri because that was just ick – she’s the best baby we could’ve had and it’s such a joy and privilege to be her Mommy. I love you Sophy bear, I can’t wait to see what the next 10 months bring! Merry, Merry December 26, 2012 Santa brought some serious goodies to Sophy although she was showered with presents from friends and family. Her favorite was the cardboard box from Grandma and Granddad with her super cute coats. She did play with everything and has a few favorites – future photo ops! Sophy and Santa – Northpark Santa is definitely THE BEST Santa. We did the legwork. Merry Christmas from the Huff’s – Rolland, Amy and Sophy! So grateful for this Christmas with our family in town and our first with Sophy. She’s definitely the best gift we’ve ever gotten and love her more everyday. Also, cute alert since she got lots of new clothes for Christmas. Happy Christmas – hope yours was also glorious on this White Christmas! Little of this little of that December 20, 2012 It’s been crazy at our house. Everyone’s been sick off and on with Sophy’s ear infections finally reaching the breaking point. We had tubes put in last Thurs and it seems to have helped. She’s also officially teething with two tiny little teeth on the bottom row. It’s pretty adorable except for the crying because it hurts part but baby Tylenol works wonders. I’ve also been sick with some weird flu/bronchitis combo that finally seems to be letting up slightly. Thankfully in time for Christmas or I was going to lose my mind. We’re almost completely done shopping in our house with only a couple of straggler gifts coming in the mail. There was time to squeeze in some officially family photos and I’m loving them. I think I’ve filled every frame I’ve collected in the house and looking at adding some more to the collection. It’s a pyramid scheme this cute baby. First the super cute clothes, then the toys and accessories then the photos for documenting cute outfits next photo display options, never ending! In case you don’t believe me. Here’s proof of the cuteness of said baby. Cute Gift Idea December 3, 2012 My Target love has a rival. Trader Joe’s. Love, love, love Trader Joe’s and it’s a grocery store the husband and I can agree on which makes it perfect. They also shower lots of attention on Sophy so more bonus points. I picked up this little chocolate set on our visit yesterday and am thinking this would make a cute little gift for her teacher’s at school with a few other goodies in a holiday bag. Also good for a little something for co-workers and especially awesome since it’s less than $5 bucks. Greatness. Target Love December 1, 2012 I’m pretty sure that if you’ve ever spent 5 minutes with me I would wax poetic about my love of Target. It would come up, somehow, in nearly any conversation that I’m fairly certain I can find anything at Target (and Costco) (and Trader Joe’s) but all things pretty and good live at Target. My husband does not agree but humors me. I was up early, even earlier than reasonable for the mama of a 9 month old, showered dressed and a few items perused online (with one purchase for the gold pouch seen below) all by 6 am. Yep, I AM CRAZY! I couldn’t wait to check out the Neiman Marcus/Target collaboration. After all the build up and hype I was there at 8:01 while Rolland and baby picked up breakfast tacos. Helpful store employees pointed the way (nothing like the Missoni nightmare of 2011) and there were only a few of us there getting first pick. I ended up sticking with my favorite Marc Jacobs and getting another pouch (rosegold and super pretty) and a scarf. All of which was still pretty pricey. They had a couple more interesting items and I was all set to pick up a Jason Yu Christmas dress for Sophy and decided it was just too frivolous even for me! The bar sets were also interesting but a $50 and up price point was a non-starter. See, I’m being fiscally responsible right there. Now I’m obsessing with the online furniture portion of the store and the Blu Dot collaboration. Loving some of those modern pieces and in turquoise. My poor husband. OY.