10 Months

Emily was 10 months old yesterday.  As I say each month, "Where is the time going?!?!?!"  It's the final countdown to the big 1!  
GONE, GONE, GONE are the days where Emily will sit in her seat for me to take the monthly photo. We battled again this month just to get this photo.  I ended up trying a change of scenery and this is the best I could do.
I ended up loving this spot because it shows how big she is now.  She's sitting by herself on our front porch step.
Little Miss Em is pulling herself up on everything and climbing on anything she can.  She's miss adventurous and keeps me on my toes.  
She's talking lots and imitating things we say. 
She repeats- Baba, Izzie, Dada, Papa, Bad.
She gives kisses and waves to everyone. 
Walking is just around the corner.  She walks behind her little car and goes so fast I don't know how her little legs keep up. (She's not going full speed in the video below.  I missed that on camera.)


This past Labor Day Weekend we took our first family camping trip to Camp Edison at Shaver Lake.  Baby Girl did so well and had so much fun!  She and daddy slept in a tent together and she slept from 8pm-7am!!! I was so relieved she slept through the night in a strange place.  Emily loves to be on the go and be where the action is, so like every other adventure we've had, she loved this one too.  She played on the beach, hung out by the campfire, and loved playing with her cousins.  I was a bad mommy and barely got any photos.  Here are just a couple:

Thanks Kiki and Uncle Juan Juan for inviting us!

Wash, Peel, Slice, Dice, Steam...

I've been making Emily's food since she began solid foods at 6 months old.  I wanted to share with everyone how I do it and how rewarding it is.  I spent $48 on Organic Fruits and Veggies at Whole Foods.  This sounds like a lot but I get way more by making my own food than by purchasing the jars.  The bigger reward is knowing exactly what is in my little girl's food.

Here is what I started with:

Then I begin the process of washing, peeling, slicing, dicing, steaming, cubing, and bagging:)
I wash all the food, then use a potato peeler on the hard fruits and veggies and hand peel the softer foods.  Next I slice and dice the foods and put them in my Baby Brezza which steams and purees the food all in one.  This is a must in making homemade baby food!

After the pureeing is done I pour the mixture into ice cube trays.  After a few hours in the freezer I pop the cubes into labeled freezer bags.  When I feed Miss Em I just grab whatever cubes I want.  This makes it so easy to mix up her meals and give her a variety of flavors and nutrients.

Here is what I end up with:

This is 225 cubes which is approximately 75 meals; that equals about 63 cents per meal.  The jars of organic baby food average about $1.00.  Of course there is a lot of time that goes into making my own food but I think it is worth it!

Bon Appetit Baby Girl!!!

Rub a Dub Dub

I put together this Splish Splash Gift Basket for my friend's baby boy.  I chose to give this gift because I just love bath time with Emily and most babies really enjoy this relaxing time.
Congrats Nori on the beautiful baby boy!

The gift includes:
Shower Caddy
Rubber Duckies
Body Lotion
Body Wash
Baby Powder
Hooded Towel
Bath Letters and Numbers
Shampoo Rinse Cup