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Rowan turns 3!

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Saturday our little hero turned 3! I'm not sure how three years have gone by in the blink of an eye but my little preemie is this amazing little boy! 

I decided on a comic book super-hero theme with black white with pops of color. We kept things pretty simple and easy. We opted to order some oversized signs from Amazon. I contacted the Etsy seller who designed the invitations to see if she could make a coordinating sign. I had it printed at Staples. I made the signs for the buffet in Picmonkey and attached them to cardstock to bring in more color. The husband did a great job on the "hero" sandwiches and I made up a batch of "dare"deviled eggs and some pretty super jello cups.

The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful afternoon celebrating with family. I love the way everything turned out.


The residents of the city sleep a little easier knowing that their hero is keeping a watchful eye on them.

Party Sources:

Personalized cape and mask- Little Shepsters- Etsy
Invitations and Banner design- Bernelo- Etsy
Comic Book signs- Amazon
Cake- Jensen's Sweet Sinsations

rowan's dinosaur bash


rowan will turn two on friday! since this weekend is easter and already full of events we celebrated his birthday last week with lots of family and friends.

learning from last year, i decided to keep things fairly simple and as stress-free as possible. note to self: setting up a party for a toddler with the toddler at home is no easy feat! i chose a dinosaur theme and focused on a few fun details.  

my parents are both in their eighties! i love seeing them enjoy time with their youngest(of 14) and last grandchild!

i know this little nugget had an amazing time! thanks to all ofour loved ones that shared the day with us!

new year birthday boy

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we celebrated christmas on dec 24 because my husband had to work on christmas day. this ended up being a blessing because rowan was hit with a virus-high temp and vomitting on christmas. it lasted several days and of course once he started to feel better i got hit hard. note to self stop rescheduling my flu shot!! 

i have been in pajamas and feeling like crud since christmas and today is the first i've been dressed and left the house for almost two weeks! 

it is also my son's birthday! zach is 19 which blows my freakin' mind!!! the fam headed out to treat him to birthday lunch.


happy birthday kid! i love you and i'm so proud that i'm your mom! xo 

wild rumpus{rowan turns one}


way back in march ro turned one!! wtf! seriously, he is growing up way too fast for my liking. we decided to go with a where the wild things are theme for the party. i hoped that we could have hosted some of the party outside but of course the day turned out to be to cold! so we crammed about forty of our friends and family into the house to celebrate our sweet boy's first year. 

i'm pretty sure i drove doug crazy with all of the details but it was a fantastic day!