Apr 12, 2011

Party Prepping, Sunburning, Sippy Cups, and Hipstamatic

Hello friends! The Roberson Family has been busy busy busy around here! 

Here are some snippets of what we have been up to lately:

1.)We are planning a baseball themed birthday party for our little man. Adam was a huge ball player in high school (and would have played in college had he not felt the Lord call him in another direction), so the theme just seemed fitting. Not to mention, I found some great ideas of how to decorate "baseball" style!

I ordered this adorable shirt from a lady on Etsy. I'm thinking after his party I will turn this shirt (along with other special clothes Jackson has)  into a keepsake blanket. Cute shirt uh?! :)

I also found a banner for sale on Etsy, but since it cost $30 dollars, I decided to make my own. I found some card stock at Hobby Lobby for .44 cents AND they were having a sale selling the card stock sheets for half off! I also found the ribbon for the banner at the Dollar Store. Total Spent:  $8.00 ish.

It did take me about 2 hours to make, but I actually had so much fun making the banners, and Adam helped me with cutting everything out. I made a huge one that says "Happy 1st Birthday", and a smaller one for Jackson's high chair that says, "I Am One". (I'll post more pictures after the party.)

2.)Also, last week Adam got the opportunity to spend the day at the Masters. Oh he was SO excited. Honestly, he was so happy, he kept saying, "This is a once in a lifetime experience Monica! Isn't that awesome!" :) The downside to his amazing day, was a lack of sunscreen in the 100 degree weather. This picture doesn't quite do his burn justice.

 Poor guy! He now vows to never not wear sunscreen again. 

3.) In honor of Jackson's first birthday we've been trying to move him from the bottle to the sippy cup. I've bought at least 4 different kinds, all of which our little man has refused to drink from. BUT, this weekend I bought a 5th kind and, (cue the halleluia chorus), Jackson has found a favorite:

I was beginning to wonder if my sweet little man would ever drink milk from something other than his bottle. Now, he can down the entire cup in 3 minutes flat! The irony is that this sippy cup was the cheapest one I bought! I need to go back and buy a DOZEN more! 

4.) And lastly, I am officially obsessed with a new App on my Iphone. It's called "Hipstamatic". It allows me to take pics that look like this:

If you have an iphone, you should for sure, get the app. (On second thought, maybe not, you will only want to take pictures all of the time, and your laundry, dishes, dinner etc. may not get done. Consider yourself warned)

Alrighty, that's it for now! I'll be back later to talk about my small group girls at church, and Jackson's impending baby dedication.

Enjoy your day!


  1. Yay!! I wish I could be at his party. The decorations you are making sound amazing! I can't wait to see pictures!:) Jackson is sooo big! I am so proud he is drinking out of a sippy cup! Way to go slugger!

  2. I LOVE that picture of him with that sippy cup. He looks so mischievous!