Monday, November 15, 2010

John Firsts

Little John was a skeleton for his very first Halloween.

In other news...
John started giving kisses, pulls himself up on EVERYTHING, cruises along the furniture, fights sleep like no one's business, his favorite movie is Cars (STILL), and today he started saying "Ka" everytime he sees Lightning McQueen, who in our house is better known as Ka-chow Ka-chow.
(This boy is growing up way to fast for my liking!!)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I think the title of this post really does speak for itself. In the past two months so much really has changed...

1. I am now 22 years old! I can't believe I am 22. I can't wait to share this next year of life with my favorite two boys.

2. We have relocated ourselves. We made the move with 2 cars, all our belongings, and one 5-month-old baby from Provo, Utah back home to GEORGIA! It was a terribly long move and I was sick nearly the whole trip, but we made it. We are THRILLED to be back around both of our families. There's nothing like southern hospitality.

3. Our previously mentioned 5-month-old baby will be SEVEN months old in less than a week. John Cooper is starting to fall asleep for naps by himself. He has mastered rolling over from back to tummy and then from tummy to back. He can not only sit up all by himself, but he can go from laying down to sitting up all by himself. He is eating solids, drinking juice regularly, and is now drinking whole milk (Thanks to a serious intolerance to EVERY type of formula). As a result of the new diet, our little man is no longer spitting up! John has also started crawling, and just yesterday I caught him trying to pull himself up to stand.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


There is an actual update about these Robertsons coming, I promise.

Bold: I have done this!
Italic: I’ve sort of done this or it’s planned.
Strikeout: I will never do this.
Regular: Maybe someday?

1. Started your own blog : Obviously. You're reading it! :)
2. Slept under the stars : Does it count if it was under the stars in a tent?
3. Played in a band : I have no musical instrument-playing talents.
4. Visited Hawaii : Well, I sure would love to, someday!
5. Watched a meteor shower : In the North Georgia mountains!
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney World : Twice! I can't wait to take the little one someday!
8. Climbed a mountain : Only if the Y counts.
9. Held a praying mantis : NO NO NO NO NO!
10. Sang a solo : I sing solos all the time - for myself, when my hubby's not home!
11. Bungee jumped : I did that bungee jump thing at Six Flags, so kind of.
12. Visited Paris : I'd love to, someday!
13. Watched a lightning storm : I do miss Georgia storms!
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child : I'd love to.
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty : When I went to NY it was right after 9/11, so it was closed because the threat level was too high.
18. Grown your own vegetables : Watermelons too!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked : No, thank you.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort : I've never lived where there was enough snow...
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon : There may come a point where I start working out, but I will NEVER run a marathon!
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run : I'm pretty excited to actually be able to say I've done this!
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language : I've taught myself some sign language, and I plan on teaching the little one!
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance : I hope this never happens.
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling : I can't swim.
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in movie theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies : Maybe if I have a daughter, someday?
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason : I love my husband!
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job : I did stop working altogether, but I still haven't been notified that I no longer work there. Thanks, StoresOnline.
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone : I guess I can't say this will never happen, but I sure hope it doesn't!
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox : It sucked!
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby : I can't believe it's been 4 1/2 months already!
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Friday, June 11, 2010

Marriage Survey!

1. When is your "engagement" anniversary: January 23, 2009

2. When is your "marriage" anniversary: May 2, 2009

3. How long have you known your spouse: About 7 years.

4. How long did you date/court before you were engaged: We dated for a few months in high school. Then when I moved to Utah in January we dated for... a week(!) before we were engaged.

5. Where did you meet your spouse for the first time: I'm not positive on where we met exactly..

6. What is your spouse's full name: Steven Cade Robertson

7. Do you have any children yet: Yepp!

8. How many: Uno.

9. Do you have any house pets: We have one dog - Max.

10. Do you own a house or rent: We're renting.

11. Do you live in the country or town/city: We live in a town.

12. What is one of your favorite activities together: Anything that we're doing together is a favorite for me.

13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot: That we go to together? So far we've been to Rexburg, Georgia, and Vegas, so I'd have to go with Vegas!

14. How many siblings (including in-laws): 2 on my side, and 1 on his.

15. What church do you attend: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

16. Is this the church you were married in: We were married in the Temple.

17. What town is your current address: Provo

18. Do you work or stay at home: I'm a stay at home mom. :)

19. Where did you honeymoon: We spent the weekend in a hotel in Salt Lake. We planned on taking our honeymoon this summer, but I got pregnant, so now we have a 4 month old!

20. Leave a piece of marriage advice: If you go to bed angry, chances are you'll wake up in the morning just fine. Just make sure you say "I love you" to each other first... you know, just in case!

Friday, June 4, 2010


John recently started laughing, but other than that, I don't really have a whole lot else to blog about. Since this is a new thing for John, I asked him how he feels about this new development.

Q: So, how does it feel to be able to laugh now?
A: 08ivhffgv btttggggggggggggggnjpkonjjjjjjjjjjjm o, tghjuik;.
(John did, in fact, type his answer. He also loved every second of pounding on the keyboard.)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A New Friend

Now that John has better hand coordination he's able to "play" with his toys, blankets, pretty much anything he can get his hands on. I have a feeling that these two will someday be an inseparable pair...

I sure do love that boy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Food Monster...

If I was to rate John's level of patience when it comes to food on a scale of 1 to 10 he would be at a -5. Let me explain...

Recently John has discovered how hands work. He realizes that he can use them to pull things toward his face and into his mouth, mostly this has just been his blanket. He has also started to put his hands on his bottle in an attempt to hold it himself, and he will sometimes actually get so frustrated that I'm holding it that he will pull my hands away. The problem with this is that his coordination isn't developed enough that he can hold it by himself all the way yet, so I normally have to lay him down and prop up his bottle. I keep a watchful eye on him, I promise. Now, when we were still in the hospital he wasn't a very good eater, at all. When we got home that all changed. He started eating like it was going out of style. His love of food combined with his newly-discovered hands have led to what I discovered him doing today: he has started using his hands to try to push his bottle farther into his mouth in an attempt to eat faster. I have a food-monster which isn't a huge problem now, but I fear how this will go once he is a growing teenager...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Followup

My very first Mother's Day has come and gone, so I thought that I would post it's happenings since I believe it was the best ever!

Cade made me dinner. He always makes me dinner, and since I can't cook, I always appreciate it. On special occasions though, it's a really good dinner. He made fish which since I was pregnant I have absolutely LOVED. (For those of you who don't know, I absolutely hated all sorts of seafood before. My liking of sushi was actually the first clue that I was pregnant. Thanks John!) On our anniversary it was catfish - this time it was COD. Let me just say while it was extremely delicious Cod stinks. It has that gross fishy smell and now my house smells like fish... ew.

Now, since John is only 12 weeks old, I expected nothing from him except his usual cuteness, however, in good baby fashion he surprised me. Saturday morning he rolled over onto his side by himself, so we expected that he would be rolling over in the next couple days. Sunday morning we were having our normal morning family time hanging out in bed for a little while and he rolled all the way over on his tummy! That alone was a pretty good present - his first time rolling over by himself. Little did I know, he had another surprise in store. Later on he gave me the best present I could have asked for - his first laugh! This laugh was complete with the hiccups which coincidentally happen to his Daddy every time he laughs. It's quite possibly the best thing I've heard, tied, of course, with the first time we heard his heartbeat.

I love my boys!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day

Since Mother's Day is on Sunday and I don't plan on ever
posting on the weekends, I'm going to do this today. A thank you letter to my son who gives me a reason to celebrate this day.

Dear John,

You will forever be my first son, my first baby. Tomorrow you are TWELVE weeks old. Just 12 weeks ago you were still kicking and squirming around in my belly determined to set your own schedule, and then, you were born - February 13, 2010
at 2:33AM - more beautiful than I ever imagined. That day, aside from the day that Daddy and I were sealed for time and all eternity, was the best day of my life. That was the day I finally got to look you in the eyes. That was the day I finally got to hold you in my arms. That was the day I became someone's mom - yours. Your life, your smile, your tiny fingers and toes, your cry that sounds like "Ma Ma", most especially this face:
You, you are the reason I am celebrating Mother's Day this year - you who has made my life just a little more complete. I love you, my baby.

Love, Mommy

Monday, May 3, 2010

It's about time...

I've been procrastinating on actually starting this for over a year now. Every excuse I had always seemed good enough, but now I stay home all day with John. Sure, I occasionally clean various parts of the house and obviously take care of the baby, but who am I kidding? I totally have time to do this now. So, I'm diving in and vowing to post at least once a week. I, Tabitha Robertson, do solemnly swear... You get the idea.

So to update you all on our lives:

Cade and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary YESTERDAY! I'm still in shock it's been that long!! He changed all the diapers for the day and made me an awesome dinner!

I am now a stay at home mom and I absolutely love it. There really is no better job than being home all day with my little man. That's pretty much all I do. I'm super-mom. What can I say?

Cade finally got a new job! He as well as myself are out of our minds excited to finally be done with StoresOnline. He now works in Inside Sales at Pinnacle Security. It's an off-shift, but it's working awesomely for us. He's doing really well, and John and I (okay, mostly me) are thrilled for him.

Mr. John Cooper made his appearance almost THREE MONTHS ago! My little man is growing up way too fast!! He's been the perfect addition to our little family. We think he is absolutely perfect. He was born February 13, 2010 at 2:33AM. He weighed EIGHT pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long. We got to bring him home on Valentine's Day! He's been smiling, "talking", sitting (with a little help), eating and... the list just goes on and on. We're completely obsessed and totally in love.

I can't think of anything else yet, but I'm sure there will be more soon! Until then, enjoy this picture of John sitting! :)