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And Now He's Eleven.

When asked what he wanted to do for his birthday he said, "Dinner and a movie."

When asked what he wanted for his birthday he said, "I don't know. I think I have everything I need."

Happy Birthday to the most awesome young man I know.

You are so very loved.

PS: And a big thanks to Katie for taking a bunch of these photos.

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109 thoughts

  1. Paula in Australia says…
    01/22/2013

    Wow what a beautiful boy you have Ali and Chris. Congratulations to you both and Happy Happy Birthday Simon. You have a beautiful heart. xx

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  2. dawn says…
    01/22/2013

    This is so sweet, made me tear up and SMILE!! LOVE LOVE these photos, how awesome that he let you get all these. He looks so grown up and handsome Ali and Chris.

    Happy Birthday to you Simon!!

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    1. Ilona says…
      01/22/2013

      I second all of that!!!

      Happy Happy Birthday Simon!

  3. Lindsey says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy, happy birthday to a marvelous 11 year old. My son just turned eight on Sunday. A great time of year to be born! xox

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  4. Wendy N says…
    01/22/2013

    He looks so Happy!! Happy Birthday Simon!!

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  5. Mallory says…
    01/22/2013

    How that last picture captures his incredible soul! Love it! Happy birthday Simon!!

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  6. Kim L. says…
    01/22/2013

    What a fine young man he is becoming! Reminds me of my own 11 soon to be 12 year old. Enjoy these days, because although the days are long, the years are short (from The Happiness Project).

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  7. Marie says…
    01/22/2013

    Joyeux anniversaire Simon! :-)

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  8. Stacey says…
    01/22/2013

    These photos are wonderful! I love the light in his eyes. When did he (and Anna!) become so grown up?? Happy Birthday Simon!

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  9. Kathy says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy Birthday to Simon.....love the balloons on the chair and the umbrella in the pancakes....Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  10. ScrappyBarb says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy birthday, Simon. You are one handsome 11 year old.

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  11. Kim Schofield says…
    01/22/2013

    And the first thought I had was, "oh my, I've been reading Ali's blog for a really long time!" LOL! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

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    1. Leah G says…
      01/22/2013

      I had those very same thoughts in that very same order.

      Ali, I hope that Simon has a wonderful birthday!

  12. Karin says…
    01/22/2013

    Joyeux Anniversaire Simon ! Et gros bisous de Suisse

    Karin

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  13. Alida says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Simon! Seeing and hearing a new maturety. And looking more like your Mom every day. They both have grown so much!!

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  14. Karen d says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy Birthday, Simon!

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  15. Daria says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy Happy happy Birthday,Simon!!!

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  16. MOlly says…
    01/22/2013

    Oh the sweetness! Happy day you gave birth day to you, Ali! And happy birthday to sweet Simon.

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  17. Brandi says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Simon!

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  18. Michelle L says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Simon!

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  19. Jenny A says…
    01/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Simon! Beautiful pictures Ali!

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  20. Olivia says…
    01/22/2013

    Oh. My. Word. When did Simon and Anna become so grown-up looking?! You will have a teenager before you know it! The photos are beautiful. Simon looks so mature. . . . And so much like Chris in a couple of those photos! Anna is so pretty. Happy Birthday, Simon!

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  21. patty says…
    01/22/2013

    H*A*P*P*Y birthday sweet simon!

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  22. laura g. says…
    01/22/2013

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON!!!

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  23. Angela says…
    01/22/2013

    Oh Happy Day, Simon! I've been waiting to see his birthday photos and they are just as sweet as they have been each year. Love the one with him peeking from the balloons and with his cake. He seems so happy. Wishing all of you a magical 2013.

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  24. Leanne in CA says…
    01/22/2013

    Oh my gosh, what a great kid! He's looking so grown up. Love the pictures. Hope you had a fabulous birthday Simon!!

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  25. orange gearle says…
    01/22/2013

    This is unbelievably wonderful. Especially that first picture. And I LOVE Anna on the table. That is so three.

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