Seeing that I’ve decided to retire from DIY birthdays, Simon blew out his candles at SkyMania this year. It was well worth having a place for the kids to bounce off the walls that wasn’t my house!
This kid is an active one. When he is not participating in Track, he’s playing Basketball or tearing it up in Running Club. The last 5K we ran as a family (let’s be real, I walked) he left us all in the dust!
Years ago when explaining to my boys about the different love languages, Simon was able to determine that one of the ways he felt most loved was ‘quality time’. This has proven to be true. This past year he is happiest when convincing one of us to play a board game or cuddling up together to read a book. His love of reading this year has blossomed and he often has 3 different books on the go.
This past year he has shown great resilience. New city, new school, new friends and for that I am so proud. Happy 8th Birthday!
Simon took his questions very seriously this year…
What is your favorite food? Caesar salad + spaghetti + meatballs
Favorite restaurant? Red Robin
Favorite animal? Panda
Favorite school subject? Math
Favorite sport? Track + Basketball
Best friends? Caleb, Jay, Hunter + Gryffen
What do you want to be when you grow up? I keep learning about new things but right now I want to be a teacher
Where would be a cool place to vacation next? I want to do Edmonton again
Where would you like to live someday? Canada
What makes you happy? Playing board games mostly
What would you do with a million dollars? Xbox One, Wii + the latest 3DS
How do you know we love you? Lots of hugs + kisses
What is the best thing about being 8? Finally for a few months, Noah + I are 2 years apart again
Such a handsome cutie. And he wants to be a teacher! Can’t believe he’s growing up so quickly but he’s going to be an amazing young man.
OMGoodness, what a cutie pie! Such a handsome young man! Love the pictures!
Love this! That last pic is so Simon!
It was fun to be there for Simon’s birthday and spend time getting to know your awesome, active, good looking, fun boys! You did amazing with his portraits!! The hair cut and outfit make him extra charming!