Simon is 4! (His Paw Patrol Birthday Party)

posted by Andrea | 03/5/2018

The sweetest boy around celebrated his GOLDEN birthday yesterday.

Yup, that’s right… Simon is FOUR!!!

As you can probably tell from the photos above, we celebrated his special day with a Paw Patrol themed birthday party — complete with chili dogs, puppy chow, and a dog bone cake.

Nothing super fancy, but it was a hit with the birthday boy!

I’m not sure what it is, but there is something about Simon that immediately wins the hearts of almost everyone he meets.

He is SO sweet, hilariously silly, and smart as a whip. His smile is contagious — any time he gets in trouble, he immediately flashes a silly smile or cracks a joke, which makes it really hard to get mad at him.

Yes, he has his moments, and boy can he be stubborn when he wants to be… but he is also extremely kind, considerate, and compassionate.

He compliments my cooking at almost every single meal (even if it’s not his favorite). He almost always gives in and lets the other sibling get their way. He shares without being asked to share. He apologizes immediately if he does something wrong.

Simon is the ideal “middle brother” — he willingly follows along with almost all of Nora’s crazy ideas, he is a fantastic playmate for James, and he loves his baby sister something fierce.

My life is happier with Simon in it — I can’t wait to watch my little boy grow up!

Some of my favorite Simon pictures from this past year.

Happy Golden Birthday Sweet Boy!

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  1. Bree

    03/06/2018

    Hi! Andrea! Awesomesauce party idea! My one little guy will be 5 March 27 and he wants
    to have a paw patrol party. What was your complete meal plan for your family party?
    Your a great mama! Thanks for all you do.

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  2. Debbie

    03/06/2018

    Simon has the same birthday month as I do! Yay! His party menu looks delicious from the pictures and not knowing much about Paw Patrol I couldn’t distinguish the theme but the chili dogs looked really yummy! The cake is huge! I think Simon’s fierce blue eyes and sometimes silly, sometimes charming grin is for sure what makes him unique on the outside. His various hair styles almost transforms his personality in the pictures from goofy, silly, handsome boy that he seems to be. Happy Birthday Simon!

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    Andrea Reply:

    well happy birthday to you too this month!

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  3. Kristina R

    03/06/2018

    Simon seems so sweet! He reminds me a lot of my sweet boy who turns 4 in June & is also having a Paw Patrol party. I’m thankful Simon is older & I get to copycat your theme ideas. I used some of your Thomas train ideas for last year’s party. Haha! I’m glad to see he got his new Paw Patrol Memory game. My heart broke for him when I read that post. Happy Birthday, Simon!

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  4. Martha Lawson

    03/05/2018

    What great pictures! He is such a cute little boy.

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  5. Sheila

    03/05/2018

    Aww – Thanks for sharing with us! What a sweet, sweet family you have – God has blessed you!
    I want to share with you – I am new to your blogging site and enjoy all that you share! I really want to tell you how much our family has enjoyed your “One skillet Mexican Rice Casserole” I have made it 3 times and I can’t wait to try your others. ThankYou for sharing your gift!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Sheila! Glad you liked that meal (hopefully you’ll try a few other recipes too!)

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  6. Michelle

    03/05/2018

    What a handsome boy! I love your description of him. He sounds delightful.

    I have two four-year old grandsons and it’s such a fun age.

    What a great birthday party you gave him too. Lucky little man….and lucky family to have such a tender hearted fella.

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  7. Liane

    03/05/2018

    Such a great bunch of pictures. He had me grinning ear to hear. It struck me how blessed we are to have camera phones. When my girls were that age there weren’t even SLR cameras. Taking a picture was an occasion. You have captured the very best of that little heart ❤️ stealer!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, before I had a camera phone, I took almost no pictures. In fact, I think I only have about 100 photos total from the first 5 years of our marriage. Now I take almost 300 pictures every single month!

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  8. Jenny

    03/05/2018

    I’m so happy to see in the photos that he was at a beach! Even if it’s not one of the epic, gorgeous Lake Michigan beaches. Lol- beaches + kids = magic!
    Great photos, and as you know, you sure do have a beautiful boy!

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — yes, we’ve made it to the beach a few times with the kids. We’ll probably go more when they are older as it’s just too much work (in my opinion) right now! They do love the beach though!

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  9. Linda

    03/05/2018

    Oh, my gosh. It is such a joy to watch your kids grow up. Simon looks SO grown up in the pictures where he is wearing the blue and white striped dress shirt! Happy birthday, Simon!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes! He’s looking older 🙂

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  10. Michele

    03/05/2018

    He is adorable and seems like a ray of sunshine! i love watching your family grow and reliving my own kids’ childhoods. Keep up the great work Mom!

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  11. Ingela

    03/05/2018

    Happy birthday to Simon! What a sweet little boy and lovely party! My own Simon is now sixteen

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  12. Shan

    03/05/2018

    Aww, Simon is so cute!!! Love your description of him. How blessed is your family to have such a sweet, sharing, kind and handsome lititle man 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Shan — he really is SO sweet!
    Today he said, “My birthday was so fun, but Christmas is better because at Christmas, everyone gets presents, not just me!” Seriously!

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    Jenny Reply:

    Awww…

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  13. JJ

    03/05/2018

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Simon!!!

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  14. JoAnn C.

    03/05/2018

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIMON!!!

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  15. Michelle

    03/05/2018

    Happy Birthday Simon!! A leader in the making and what a blessing he is!

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  16. Angela

    03/05/2018

    Cute party (and even cuter birthday boy)! I like how you displayed his photo books. I do something similar – I like to decorate our table with some party decorations so that when they come downstairs for breakfast there’s already something fun to surprise them (especially if it’s a school day, for a special start to the day) and then display a baby or toddler photo of them along with the decorations. I think it’s those fun little touches that add up to a special day!

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    Andrea Reply:

    sometimes I forget to put the books out, but I’m always happy when I remember. It’s fun to see how they change over the years.

    And yes, I like to do little special things for that person all day long — they get to pick the snack, they get to pick the show, they get to eat off a special plate with a special straw, etc. etc.

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  17. Miranda

    03/05/2018

    Awesome job on the cake!

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  18. Annette Silveira

    03/05/2018

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Simon!

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  19. Ann

    03/05/2018

    He’s a cutie! This post makes me feel like I’m missing out, by not knowing him!
    Happy Birthday, Simon!

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  20. Chris

    03/05/2018

    Aww, happy birthday Simon!!!

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