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celebrating 6.

January 24th | matthias



matthias turned six last week, but because we had a wedding out of town, we celebrated this weekend.

He definitely wanted a power rangers party.  no question about it!

since the party was at two, i just set out some munchies–cheese, crackers, salami, hummus and crackers,

spinach dip and of course cupcakes!




chrissie made this adorable (or should i say AWESOME) banner that read ‘mighty morphin matty’.

she recently started an online shop called handmade play.  it’s perfect for everyday play and party planning.

you can find the banner here.




not sure why, but lightsabers became the hot thing.

last year we had a star wars party, so we have at least 10 lightsabers around the house.

poor steve, he wasn’t expecting to be the ‘bad guy’.

everyone ATTACK matthias’ daddy!!!




it was so fun to have my sister and her girls here.  she way so helpful.

especially when i had my it’s-one-hour-until-the-party-and-the-house-is-a-mess-and-i-have-no-makeup-on freak out.

guess the party wasn’t exciting enough for david–he sacked out.




lots of balloons and paper lanterns.  so cute.





steve taught the kids some power ranger moves.

they all practiced jumping off the wall like power rangers.  it was awesome.

those kids have some moves!




and matthias got so many wonderful gifts.

including a snuggie which he really, really wanted.

and uh, even though they’re a little dorky, i kinda want one too!

cuddling up with a snuggie sounds pretty good right now.

* * *

the weekend was full of party prep and clean up, time with family

and friends, cupcakes and happy kids.

tell me about your weekend.

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  1. Mary says:

    What an awesome party! Oh, and your photos and blog are gorgeous! So glad Joy’s Hope sent me over.

  2. Katrina says:

    It looked like such a fun party! They have some great power ranger moves.

    The snuggie is definitely on my wishlist as well. :)

  3. dawn says:

    okay…everything about your party looks adorable! Happy Birthday Matty!

    I’m glad to hear that other people have that hour-before meltdown too.

    My weekend went too fast, but it included a three hour breakfast with Beth, my 9 year’s first basketball game, and reading the first 100 pages of Same Kind of Different as Me. pretty cool, huh?

  4. penny says:

    Lisa! You didn’t tell me about your secret love of Snuggies! Katie got a pink one for Christmas (kid-sized), and Ted uses it after she goes to bed! Ha! Big Daddy with a short, pink Snuggie. If he’s really nice, I may get him grown-up version for Valentine’s Day. (It still might be pink, though!) :-)

  5. mandy snow says:

    awww…what awesome photos …looks like a whole lot of fun was had…xxx

  6. Jane Hambly says:

    It looks like you all had a fantastic time Some one need to explain to me what a snuggie is !!!
    I dont know whether they have hit our shores yet here in NZ..

  7. Maureen says:

    Looks like your husband had just as much fun as the kids did :) Awesome!

  8. Dasha says:

    Such a fun party!

    I was just scrolling through the blog to show my friend some awesome dreamy pictures you have here and find out that there was no winners of illuminate giveaway. I thing someone still will be sooooo happy vining your awesome necklace. :) Just pick someone and made him oh so happy!

  9. deezie says:

    Your pictures always bring tears to my eyes, They are so precious. David, sleeping in the arms of ? mom? aunt? just melts me. The party looked wonderful, and the birthday boy looks happy that is what is important right
    our weekend was great, Breakfast out one morning, walking around an Antique Center and sitting in front of a fire with our girls, Lots of coziness

  10. Dora says:

    Dear Lisa, I have discovered your blog by chance. Your photos bring tears to my eyes and gives me warmth around my heart. Cherish your family. I wish you all good health and happiness.

    Dora from Greece

  11. Caroline says:

    Your weekend looks SUCH fun – made me smile, thank you. My weekend was fun too – my daughters went to a soft play centre for their friend’s birthday and we all climbed up and under and around, and whizzed down the slides!!

  12. Danielle says:

    Wow. I am brand new to your blog (sent over by The Shabby Nest) and I am so inspired. You have a fantastic eye with the camera and obviously talented with your jewelry. Love it. I’ll certainly be back for more!

  13. Daniela B. says:

    Happy birthday matty!! :-)
    This weekend me and my boyfriend went for a long walk in the snow, than a good yummy lunch and a nap in the afternoon..just the perfect day together :-)

  14. Christi says:

    Happy Birthday Matty! :)
    My weekend was wonderful! Saturday we had girls day at my house where all the women in the family come over and we eat and sit and talk. it was wonderful. sunday was a rainy day so we spent the day inside resting on the couch and doing a little laundry. what a wonderful weekend!

  15. michelle says:

    what a great party! happy to see the rain stopped…i do spot a little sunshine on the fence where daddy was beeing attacked, right?

    the picture of the cupcakes is making me hungry…mmm cupcakes :)

    and the snuggie! my mom bought justin one for christmas as a “jok” gift and we LOVE it! addison (our 4 year old) wants one of her own soooo bad. and me being me, she’s getting one. a bright pink one, no less :)

    happy belated power ranger birthday, Matty!


  16. blissmamaof3 says:

    Lots of cozy in the house, everyone together hanging out and being a family.

  17. Amanda Jean Inez says:

    I spent the weekend with friends. On Saturday, we headed downtown and went to a farmer’s market, did some homework at a coffee shop and then went to a tattoo appointment we had made a week before. I got the words “Keep breathing.” on my wrist, in my own writing. I got the idea from Ingrid Michaelson’s song “Keep Breathing”. Whenever I hear that song, I instantly feel calmer. So, the words on my wrist will remind me that life goes on, everything will be okay, and to try not to stress.

  18. peachgirl says:

    Looks like a lovely weekend!
    I received a pink snuggie for Christmas and I absolutely love it. I also gave one to a family member and her eyes lit up with excitement when she opened it. She said she wanted one but was too embarrassed to ask for it. =) They are definitely worth having!

  19. Amy says:

    Happy Birthday to Matty! The party looks like great fun–just the type of thing my own 5-year old would love! Love the kids attacking Steve with the light sabers, such fun (for them)!!!

  20. Gina says:

    I love homemade birthday parties – I think the kids really remember them more, and in a fonder way! My 11 year old really, wanted a Snuggie, too. He loves it! What about it appeals to kids so much? Maybe the aspect of cuddling on the sofa next to Mom or Dad?

  21. denise says:

    i secretly hoped i’d get a snuggie for christmas, but no luck! i juat wear my robe backwards and call it good.
    looks like a fun celebration.

  22. Sarah says:

    Happy birthday Matty!!! Looks like you had a great time! :) Lisa,I love the picture of you and your sister!

  23. Liz S says:

    Ok, Lisa, I seriously LAUGHED OUT LOUD… LOUDLY when I saw the photo of your hubby doing the Power Ranger’s jump. Oh how hilarious. I had to look a second time and laughed again. Third. Please tell him thank you for making my Monday joyful.

  24. Melody says:

    Tell him, “Happy Birthday!!” from me. :)

  25. rani says:

    Awesome power moves and celebration! We took the bikes out on Saturday to Monarch Grove School and played their all day…had to enjoy the good weather!

  26. Dan says:

    I wish we could have been there. Our time together at Christmas was great, but too short. Miss you.

  27. Happy birthday Mattie! Looks like you had a wonderful time with all your friends and family!

  28. Sue says:

    Love the banner! It looked like a successful birthday party.

  29. Kristin says:

    What a fun bday! How do you and your sister have such great hair?? My hair is naturally curly, but doesn’t look that great!
    My favorite thing this weekend was just getting to sit down on the couch with my 8 yr. old and read one of her chapter books together with her…she’s a good reader, so she wants to pick books way above her grade level and this gives me a chance to discuss some of the more sophisticated than her age issues in the book w/ her.

  30. What a fun party! You and your sister are so cute! I can’t believe how great your hair is… man, jealous. :)


  31. Donna says:

    Looks so fun, we are starting to plan a three year old party, Princess theme, of course!!!!

    Take care,

  32. Wendy says:

    What a GREAT party! My little guy’s 6th b-day was last friday. Poor boy was sick and spent the day curled up with a blankie and bucket. Not fun. But today… the balloons are are and we are celebrating! Have a great day!

  33. Carol says:

    What a fun party, it looks like everyone had so much fun! I love your blog, I just found you!

  34. My daughter wants one of those snuggle things also. I tell her to turn her robe backwards.

    Sounds like your son had a wonderful birthday party.

  35. Gussy says:

    awww… fun times! :]

  36. Megan Boragine says:

    Hey Lisa! Matty’s birthday buddy, Eli, got a Snuggie for his birthday as well! Fun! Love to all :) Megan

  37. Happy Birthday, Matty! What an adorable birthday party. I love the decorations and everything. So very cute!

  38. I really like all your photos and I like your jewerly also

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