My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Simon

My baby turned 2!


It’s hard to believe.  But then not so hard.  He really acts like he’s two.  Like this morning when he kept yelling NO!! in response to everything we said to him.

To celebrate, we went to the park and rode the choo-choo and the carousel.  He took it pretty seriously.

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Then we had cupcakes and he opened his present.  A little-people fire truck.

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Some things I love about Simon right now:

He repeats everything.  Including knock-knock jokes whose punchlines are about poop.

The way he throws his chubby arms around my neck and squeezes me tight and says “BIIII  HUG!”

The way his whole face lights up when he gets excited.

The way he gallops everywhere with his elbows cocked out to the sides.

I love the way he says “Can I Mom?  Can I?”  when he wants something.

I love that he sees himself as  just as big and capable as anyone else around here!

Happy Birthday little Simon!IMG_4312


  1. He is such a big boy...I loved reading your words about him....he is so very cute!! Happy Birthday Simon!

  2. Oh how I miss him! I loved his message to me letting me know its his birthday. I have played that for about everyone I know. He is one cute little dude!