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    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

Rowen’s 4th Birthday | Spiderman

Rowen has been obsessed w/ Spiderman for the last few months.  So when I asked him what he’d like to do for his 4th birthday party, I was pretty sure he’d say Spiderman.

The day of his birthday he got to take treats to preschool, and came home w/ a birthday crown… Now that is exciting stuff!

IMG_8390-2And a little birthday dancing w/ Ashlyn;


We had a mommy & Rowen lunch date, and then took a trip to Toys-R-Us and I let him pick out a toy… He picked Hot Wheels… no surprise there! 🙂






For his birthday evening we  had pizza and went to Chuck-E-Cheese for some game fun..
IMG_2774IMG_2775IMG_2776Sunday was party day, and I don’t think he could have been more excited!  I put the “spiderweb” up after he was in bed.. I loved seeing his reaction the next morning..



IMG_8540-2Lots of “power” and superhero goodies to eat.. I made the labels in Word, using shapes w/ text added over.


I love the the Dollar Tree has some Spiderman themed party items… The straws, cups, plates & napkins were all from there. 2015-02-06_0003
I found the banner online and Spiderman crossword puzzles too. 2015-02-06_0002







IMG_8614-2So glad our family & friends were here to make this little boy’s 4th birthday so special!…  We love you so much, Rowen Zane.  You are so silly, loving, thoughtful, and funny!

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Snow Fun

When it snows, how can you NOT go out to play and build snowmen?!

Payton got in on the fun too…. He had to have a warm bath after coming in though, as his hair apparently is perfect for holding mini snowballs.. lol

This snow was the BEST for packing & building!  

Kaylor joined us briefly, but wasn’t up for photos 😛

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Ashlyn’s 6th Birthday…

When you have a Frozen themed birthday party, and the forecast calls for a snowstorm… Perfect!  At least in a newly 6 year old’s eyes 🙂

The party invitation I found here, and customized it using Photoshop.


It was so much fun to put together the details for her Frozen party… Olaf’s snowman noses, Olaf’s snowman arms, melted snow..  You can check out the printables from this site

I scattered some snow & snowflakes along the island too.. 

Frozen birthday banner:

Happy 6th birthday, Ashlyn Ray Emilie! We love you so much!

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First Loose Tooth- Ashlyn

When you’re a kindergartner, there is lots of talk about losing your first tooth… We often know all the details of who, what, when, as far as other kiddos & classmates that have lost teeth.  Ashlyn has been eagerly waiting for her own tooth extravaganza..

Last night after brushing her teeth, I asked if her if any teeth were loose and she said, “nope!”.. I checked each one, and one of her bottom front IS actually loose.  When I told her of this, her eyes went huge!  She was so excited…

This morning when she awoke and came into our room, she whispered into my ear, “mom, I have TWO wiggly teeth now!”… I couldn’t help but laugh.  She really doesn’t, but is now in full swing of the process.  She added an apple to her lunch because, “apples will always make your teeth fall out, mom”… lol

Gotta love the mind of a 5 (almost 6) year old! 🙂

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