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Six.

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Big time excitement around here yesterday and today. Simon is six.


Yesterday we had a party with five other little kids and a bunch of adults and family. Kids were running and playing and eating and unwrapping. Simon loved it.


Here's the calm before the storm:


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This year Simon went with a mixed theme. Elmo hats, Scoobie Doo banner + goodie bags, Dora cake plates, Shrek pizza plates, Cars cups, My Little Pony napkins, and a Happy Feet tablecloth. All favorites at one time or another over the past few years.


His newest passion right now is Star Wars. We got the original Star Wars movie at Christmas and since then we have watched it many times. Light sabers were requested as a birthday present. If he wouldn't have fallen asleep on the couch last night from sheer exhaustion I think he would have slept with those new light sabers. Those were definitely a hit.


No school today in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. so we are hanging out, playing with toys, and working in between.

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  1. Jenny A. says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon!!!!!

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  2. Kim Hacking says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon! My favorite birthdays are the mixed theme variety. My five year old son did that for his birthday too. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU, SIMON!

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  3. alexandriamom says…
    01/21/2008

    Yesterday was my son's first birthday. Neat to hear they share the day. Sounds like your day was wonderful as was ours. Happy birthday to Simon!

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  4. Deirdre says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon!
    Your guy always reminds me of mine, who'll be 6 in March, and saw "Star Wars" for the 1st time on New Year's Eve.
    I worried it was still too soon, because it is violent, but a friend pointed out how it makes sense of so many spiritual truths in a way kids can understand. That we all have dark and light sides, that God is a force within us. So I've embraced this new obsession and instead of goodbye we often say "May the force be with you" now:-)

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  5. JoAnn says…
    01/21/2008

    amazing, isn't it? I have one that turned 6 on the 10th (a daughter) so I always relate to the timing of things when you talk about it- and it's really quite a ride. I was writing in her journal last night (a bit late)and thinking about how much I enjoy that, just writing letters to her yearly, and hopefully what a treasure she'll think the book is someday. How do you record the birthdays for Simon? Do you do it through your scrapbooks, or in another fashion? I guess I do both- scraps for me, letters to her (when she's an adult) and sometimes mini-kodak-books for her to carry around.

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  6. molly says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon! (Cool to know that I share a birthday with such a cool kid!) Love the eclecticness of his birthday decorations!

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  7. Annie says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Happy JOY...YEAH Simon!!!!
    Very best wishes and "May the Force Be With You"
    XO

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  8. Kathryn Reynolds says…
    01/21/2008

    Glad that we share the same birthday. Happy birthday, Simon!

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  9. jodi says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday, Simon!! (Simon shares a love for Star Wars with my dh - yes, my darling husband. lol Perhaps Simon would be happy to know that my dh was Darth Vader for Halloween last year).

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  10. Kathryn Reynolds says…
    01/21/2008

    Glad that we share the same birthday. Happy birthday, Simon!

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  11. Jennifer Camplin says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy 6th Birthday, Simon!!

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  12. Katie says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy 6th Birthday Simon!!! We celebrated my husband's 30th birthday here yesterday and it was Star Wars themed. Complete with Yoda Sodas, Skywalker Salsa, Han Burgers, and much more! I love the "My Favorite Things" idea too!! My daughter will be turning 6 this summer! Can't believe it!!!

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  13. O says…
    01/21/2008

    Happiest birthday wishes to you, Simon! Six is a great age to be :)

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  14. jen paddack-hyde says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon!

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  15. kristen says…
    01/21/2008

    happy birthday simon! i laughed outloud as i read his tastes in decorations, etc. good for YOU, mom, for letting go and letting him do his thing...definitely a good thing. and from one family with a 6yo boy (asd as well) to another...enjoy...may the force be with you.

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  16. Jennier says…
    01/21/2008

    What a cool birthday. Love that he wanted all those different themes rolled into one. That is seriously awesome. :)

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  17. Angie says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Simon!!!
    Ali--I LOVE that photo frame (under the scooby doo banner). Atleast that's what I think it is. Can you share where you got it. I would love to have something like that!

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  18. Crystal says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy birthday Simon!
    Both of my boys (almost 6 and 3.5) LOVE Star Wars and are always having light saber battles or are playing with their action figures. Glad to hear another boy has caught the SW bug! :)

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  19. Jennifer says…
    01/21/2008

    COOL STUFF
    My son was sitting with me as I opened this and got so excited to see all the "COOL STUFF" ..."wow mom, look at all that cool stuff - elmo, cars, scooby doo...I wish I went to that birthday party" And he wanted to sing for Simon.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SIMON
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    ~from owen~
    Owen's mama wants to know about the frames around your printer drawer - there are 2 empty ones and 1 with something red (maybe an 8 or a 3) and a something gold (maybe an e or a c)...as I write this I am thinking 3 and e (3 people in the edwards family)...but maybe it is a c and you are going to do an a and an s one also...are you going to put stuff in the other frames? Can you do a closer pic of them please??? I just LOVE what you do with your house...such "COOL STUFF"
    ~from jen~

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  20. tempestdelfuego says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon! :)

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  21. lauren hagerman says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon!
    Beautiful set up Ali!

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  22. Shalini Chandra says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy birtday Simon...you share the birthday with my niece.
    Ali, thanks for providing with the links of your projects on the side bar, I visit them often for inspiration. Here's one that I scraplifted.
    http://shalini-create.blogspot.com/2008/01/what-matters-most.html

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  23. amanda says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday sweet, Simon! Six is SO much fun!

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  24. Angi Smith says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday, Simon!!!

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  25. Nicky Anderson says…
    01/21/2008

    Happy Birthday Simon!! Love the mixed theme - it is the way it should be - all about what is important to them!!

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