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March 3, 2014

Rad | Traditional Scrapbook Layout

Last week Chris and I attended Simon's IEP / 3-year eligibility meeting at his middle school. For those of you that don't know an IEP is an Individualized Education Program mandated by the Individuals ...

February 3, 2014

The 12th Birthday Surprise

On January 21st we celebrated Simon's 12th birthday with a small family gathering and the next morning I woke him up at 3:30am and told him we were heading to Disneyland. Obviously we don't go this big every year for birthdays. It was ...

October 21, 2013

10 Things Right Now | Simon

1. You are two months into 6th grade and you seem to be enjoying the adventure. 2. For school day breakfast you like to have either a bagel & cream cheese or a slice of toast & butter and a glass of ...

July 12, 2013

10 Questions For Simon

1. What is your favorite thing right now? Being home from school with Mom and Katie. 2. You seem to be really into Batman right now. What do you love about him? He has a Bat-a-rang, which ...

June 12, 2013

Simon’s 5th Grade Promotion

On Monday Simon finished 5th grade. Go Simon go! Around here that means he's done with Elementary School and will transition to Middle School in the Fall. Talk about a range of emotions. So proud. So thankful for his teachers and ...

June 10, 2013

Stuff He’s Saying | Stuff She’s Saying

He's saying (age 11, end of 5th grade): Dude. What's going on Mom? What's up? This is awkward. I wish I had a bat cave. Hey. I love you Mom. She's saying (age 4): Somebody snuggle with me. I want to watch something. Who cares? Simon. Simon. Simon. Oh ...

May 30, 2013

Simon Edwards You’re Our Only Hope

I was picking up and putting away last night when I opened this little red notebook of Simon's and found this story. I don't know when he wrote it but man it's a good one - a little bit Star Wars, ...

March 12, 2013

Simon’s Chart

Two weeks ago Chris initiated the creation of a new chart for Simon. I'm pretty sure the catalyst was a conversation we had while sitting in the driveway after visiting a middle school for Simon (that whole process is another story ...

February 25, 2013

A Year With George Washington Edwards

About this time last year we adopted a one-year-old cat from our local Humane Society (you can read that story here). George has been the most awesome addition to our family. We had hoped for a cat that ...

January 22, 2013

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."...

January 9, 2013

Simon | Things You Have Taught Us

Today I'm sharing a little project Katie initiated. We invited a few important people in Simon's life to share what they've learned from him. Documenting the stuff that matters. This is it. From Mom: Simon you have taught me to celebrate and find ...

September 25, 2012

The 5th Grade

Dear Simon, Here's a few things about 5th grade (and what's been happening the first few weeks so far): 1. You have a binder (notebook) that you bring home each day. I love it because it reminds me of being in school ...