Birthday {Details}

Several peeps have e-mailed me asking for Hampton's party details so I thought this would be the easiest way to share!  I got my inspiration from one blog that I've read for a while now...According to Nina.  She is actually a real life friend to my friend Erin!

Anyhooooo, Nina hosted a fabulous party for her little boy, and while mine pales in comparison, I was able to incorporate many of her ideas!

High Chair -
 My sis-in-law, Jan, came through in a big way on this one!  I mentioned this idea to her when we were at the beach a few weeks ago and she asked her mother-in-law {who buys and sells antiques}.  Her MIL actually had one that she was getting rid of so Jan bought it for Hampton for his birthday!!  I spray painted it with Valspar Classic Red.

 Bought wholesale through MSR Wholesale Balloons  Search under Latex Balloons for 

Big Polka Dots Jewel Assortment - 16 inch.  I also blew them up myself with a helium tank purchased at Wal-Mart, but I've also seen them at Target.  The tank blew up roughly 15 sixteen inch balloons.

Party Hat-
Ordered from Dainty Couture on Etsy.

Decided to make my own cupcakes which always sounds like a great idea until I am elbow-deep in batter the day before the party.  BUT I have to say they turned out wonderfully!  Served two kinds...Mazola Oil and Funfetti
I also bought my buttercream frosting from Sam's.  They sell lots of colors in the bakery and of course, it's Sam's so the container is huge.  Like 12lbs huge.  However, the lady told me it would last for well over a month.  I am also going to see how it freezes! 

Also thought it might be helpful to give you a few gift ideas for a one year old...here are his favorites in no particular order..

Favorite Team Apparel...
Hamp got his first jersey and a precious hoodie!
Soft golf clubs {couldn't find link}

Hope that helps!  If you have any more questions, just leave a comment or send me an e-mail!


Southern Baby: One Year

Dear Hampton, 

Happy Birthday!  
You are ONE!! 

You are... 

pure sunshine
wispy hair
chubby fingers
mama's boy

You made our family complete...more full...more us.  
We adore you precious boy,


Monday Phone Pics

{Jackson's fortune...sure was a great mont}

{Sleepy baby}

{Reading to brother}

{So modest}

{Found them this way while sleeping on the air mattress at Fripp}

{Sleepy baby}

{Father of the Year Photo submission:
Changing a BAD diaper on the side of the road}

yo yo blogger

Well.  Here I am again. I have no idea how this much time has passed without me writing.

I have a bad habit of putting my computer away and only using the iPad.   I am sure everyone in America knows how to blog from an iPad, but the one time I tried, my post listed under the year "2000" and I had no idea what to do.  Pretty sure blogs didn't exist in 2000.  After that I just never tried again and have been too lazy to get my computer out.  I realize how lame that sounds.

 I also happen to be the queen of  "I'll just do that tomorrow".......so there's that.

I also spend a lot of time reading other blogs.  It hit me the other day that I am spending a lot of time reading about the lives and loves of  my friends {and complete strangers} and no time documenting my own.  I do not keep baby books or a journal or a very sound calendar for that matter.  I need this to help me remember moments like this....

My goal is to blog again tomorrow.