My little guy turned six last week. It is such a wonder how time can seem to stand still and yet sneak by when you are not looking. I see before me now a collage of the baby he was and the little man he is today. To celebrate this most momentous of birthdays (when you're young, aren't ALL birthdays momentous?), we decided to add a little DIY flair to the usual party decorations. Over the summer, the kids have been busily crafting away using ideas found in this book. I can't recommend it enough. It has been both a fountain of inspiration and a handy way to distract the little ones while I managed to get a spot of knitting in. How proud they were to show off their creations!

They decided that a birthday bash would not be complete without masks...

...and some dashing party pins.

I couldn't let an opportunity to knit something festive slip by, could I?

Grandma L. came down from New York and baked not one, not two, but three cakes since the birthday boy could not decide. Lucky boy, since his mama has zero talent for baking.

Happy birthday little guy! We are so lucky to have you in our lives, brightening our days with your smiles and hugs.


  1. What a fun day it must have been. Here's to many more years with the little guy!

  2. Handmade masks, adorable pins, three cakes, friends and family? sounds like the little guy had a great birthday! :)

  3. Happy Birthday to your little man!

  4. what a great birthday! All that creativity and love -- no wonder he looks so happy :-)


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