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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  1. Angie B

    2013-01-22 23:37:15 -0500

    Happy Birthday Simon!! Looks like he had the best day! Your family and extended family are wonderful.. Everyone making his day so special!!

  2. Robyn

    2013-01-23 01:00:09 -0500

    His response to what he wanted was priceless! Ali he's all grown up!!! Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your family with us through this art over the years.

  3. Jo-Anne from ZA

    2013-01-23 02:50:12 -0500

    Happy Happy belated Birthday Simon! You must be VERY PROUD of your Mom for doing such a FAB job:-)

  4. Mary Cardini-Anderson

    2013-01-23 04:05:41 -0500

    Happy Birthday Simon! I hope you had a wonderful day. The blue balloons are beautiful. The photos are all fantastic. Looks as though you will be able to scrap Simon's eleventh birthday from morning until night.


  5. Laura

    2013-01-23 05:11:52 -0500

    happy birthday to Simon!

  6. Denise KC

    2013-01-23 08:01:07 -0500


    What a sweet boy he is. I have a daughter that will be eleven in a couple of months and so, I’ve always been interested in seeing pics of Simon and seeing what he’s up to. Interestingly, maybe it’s the age, they’ve had things in common :-)

    So fun to see Simon’s Birthday pics! Thanks for sharing Ali...and Happy Birthday to Simon from a future 11 year old in California named Dreidynn :-)

  7. Ellie Augustin

    2013-01-23 08:19:19 -0500

    Happy Birthday again Simon! You are one amazing Boy! Ali thank you for sharing such a fun and wonderful day. Wow he's 11 time sure flies by when your having fun.

  8. Mamasue123

    2013-01-23 08:21:44 -0500

    Happy Birthday handsome! Simon wishing you many more happy, happy birthdays ahead. Ali your children are beautiful!

  9. Marta V.

    2013-01-23 11:30:06 -0500

    Happy Belated Birthday Simon! I hope you had a wonderful day!

  10. Monica L.

    2013-01-23 12:59:16 -0500

    Tears running. Those pictures say it all!!! He is so big and handsome.

  11. amanda kay tea

    2013-01-23 15:14:28 -0500

    WOW!! Happy birthday to Simon! I remember seeing your scrapbook pages in CK magazine when he was just a tiny guy. Congrats on another amazing birthday :)

  12. HeeJin Ramsey

    2013-01-23 15:14:39 -0500

    Happy Birthday Simon! What a blessing to have a child say that & be so happy : )

  13. Kimberlee

    2013-01-23 15:27:32 -0500

    Happy birthday, Simon! What a handsome young man. :) Hope it is an amazing year ahead.

  14. Julie

    2013-01-23 16:48:59 -0500

    Aw I love the last pic...very sweet boy....
    HB Simon

  15. J3SS1C4

    2013-01-23 17:31:48 -0500

    Happy birthday to Simon! He looks so happy and content in these photos. I think it's super cute that he said he already has everything he wants :-)

  16. Stephanie

    2013-01-23 19:44:01 -0500

    I just cant get over how much of a mini me S is of C and A is of you! Wow!

  17. Stacie D

    2013-01-23 21:15:44 -0500

    Thanks for sharing Simon's special day and touching words! My son turns 11 next week, thanks for getting me geared up for the big day. How can our oldest already be 11?!

  18. cindy b

    2013-01-23 22:25:34 -0500

    Happy birthday big guy!! :)

  19. Susanne

    2013-01-24 03:39:08 -0500

    Happy Birthday to Simon!
    Love that he knows, that he has everything he needs!

  20. Kim S.

    2013-01-24 05:37:20 -0500

    They grow up too quickly. Happy Birthday, Simon. Ali, you have a TWEENager. The fun begins!

  21. Lenea

    2013-01-24 13:30:52 -0500

    I LOVE LOVE how you can see your reflection in the balloons surounding your handsome young man! Happy Birthday Simon.

  22. EmilyM

    2013-01-25 21:04:14 -0500

    Anna in the 3D glasses with her popcorn is outta control cute.

  23. Carla P

    2013-01-28 10:10:55 -0500

    he is beautiful!

  24. Amy Bailey

    2013-02-05 19:11:22 -0500

    Hunter and Ethan want to know if he got any new Lego sets this year?

  25. Anne-Marie Cox

    2013-02-10 23:44:48 -0500

    Happy (belated) Birthday Simon... can I tell you a little secret? The reason I became a follower of your Mum's (oh that's right you say Mom right?) blog is because of YOU.

    Back in 2006 I was reading some journalling she had included on page about you in a magazine... and as I read it I thought I KNOW this little boy... you are so much like my own son it amazed me... and you know what you even look a bit like him. He will be 21 in just a few days and he is a great guy. He has a good job in a pharmacy and he still loves World of Warcraft! ;)

    Anyway, I love your Mom's scrapbooking and I want to say a very big thank you just for being you... because otherwise I may never have found your Mom's blog.

    I hope you have a wonderful year of being 11.

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