Simon is FIVE!!

posted by Andrea | 03/4/2019

As of 12:20 this afternoon, Simon will officially be 5 years old! 

We celebrated him all weekend long, and we will continue celebrating today with lots of special foods, treats, activities, parties, gifts, etc. 

  • We went to Culver’s for dinner on Friday.
  • We had his birthday party with grandparents, aunts, and uncles on Saturday. 
  • We sang Happy Birthday to him in Sunday School after church. 
  • He got cinnamon rolls (and one more gift from us) for breakfast this morning.
  • He will pass out his birthday treat at school today. 
  • AND I’m the “special parent helper” for his preschool class today! 

Here are a few pictures from his special weekend.

His party was nothing fancy, just a bunch of our superhero stuff with black and red plates, napkins, etc. 

Since it was a morning party (totally the way to go, in my opinion) I didn’t even need to make a cake. Just donuts, fruit, and apple cider (per Simon’s request!) 

He got all sorts of gifts, several $5 bills, and enough sugar to last him awhile!

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Life is so good when you’re 5! 

Simon is honestly one of the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful people I know. 

Yes, he has his days, he gets in bad moods, he disobeys, he has fits, etc. just like any other kid, but he is always so concerned about others — making sure there’s enough food or snacks for everyone, making sure everyone has a toy, making sure everyone is included.

I can’t wait to see how his sweet personality develops as he gets older. 

Simon LOVES preschool, especially “choice time” and “snack time”. 

He has been looking forward to this week when he gets to be the special helper due to his birthday. 

When it comes to bikes, scooters, tractors, cars, etc. etc. Simon is ALL BOY and then some! 

And in true “rough and tumble boy” fashion, he was our first child to visit the ER — 3 stitches in his forehead this summer. 

Looking back over the past year (as I’m working on his digital photo album) I can’t believe how much he has grown and changed in one year’s time — all for the better too (in my unbiased opinion!)

Our family is so lucky to have this sweet boy in it! 

Happy Birthday Simon… we love you! 

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19 comments

  1. JJ

    03/11/2019

    Happy Birthday, Simon!!!!!

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  2. ShellyL

    03/04/2019

    Such a sweet boy with a sweet smile. Happy birthday to Simon!

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  3. Martha Lawson

    03/04/2019

    Happy Birthday Simon!! It is a pleasure watching you grow up.

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  4. Shan

    03/04/2019

    Oh, how sweet Simon is, and with such an infectious smile!! LOVE his birthday breakfast table!! Just now I was chuckling softly while reading your blog and my husband came by to ask what I was looking at. I replied, “Oh, my online family is celebrating a birthday!”

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — thanks for sharing Shan. And yes, the birthday breakfast parties are totally the way to go. SO easy!

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  5. Abbie

    03/04/2019

    Happy Birthday, Simon. I can tell you have an engaging and sweet personality. God bless!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Abbie — and yes, he does!

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  6. Jen

    03/04/2019

    Happy, happy birthday, Simon!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Jen πŸ™‚

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  7. Lynn Arnsdorf

    03/04/2019

    This is a beautiful birthday tribute for Simon! when I look back at their little personalties between ages 2-6, it definitely followed them all into adulthood. Simon is ell on his way to becoming an amazing man. This doesn’t happen in a vacuum, good job Andrea and Dave.
    Donut breakffast party is genius.

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    Andrea Reply:

    oh this makes me SO happy to read — Simon will hopefully grow up to be just as kind and caring as he is now!

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  8. Kim

    03/04/2019

    This world needs more kind and thoughtful people like Simon!

    PS Did I notice baby sister has some piggy tails! My babies were bald for forever!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, Clara’s hair had a growth spurt and we rock little pigtails on a regular basis now πŸ™‚

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  9. JoAnn C.

    03/04/2019

    Yay! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIMON!

    Thanks, Andrea for sharing your photos. He’s such a cutie.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks JoAnn! He is pretty cute (but we’re biased!)

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  10. Dee

    03/04/2019

    Happy birthday sweet Simon! I can’t believe I’ve been around so long.

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — I first read your comment and thought you said “I can’t believe HE’s been around so long” but then I re-read it and understood! Thanks for your long-time readership!

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  11. Paulette

    03/04/2019

    Oh Andrea, he is such a cute little guy. I’m so touched by the way your photos capture his darling little personality! Thank you for sharing your family with us. It’s truly a blessing to open your blogpost each morning.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks so much Paulette — Simon is a sweet boy!

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