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Simon Says:

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After I said the prayer tonight I asked him if he wanted to say anything else. His response:


"Thank you God for golden butterfly.

Thank you for baby condors. (Both of those are from Diego.)

Thank you for cheese.

Thank you for water.

Thank you for applesauce.

Thank you for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Thank you for Santa."


Santa is still really big around here. Santa is the only person he will talk to on the phone. Today he talked to Santa Leslie & Rachel at the CK offices and left a message for Santa at Grandpa Gary and Grandma Susan's house saying, "where are you Santa."


Awesome.


And I just heard a little voice coming from his bedroom singing "do re me fa so la ti do."


Seriously awesome.


And all those words you have been leaving today are totally filling me up. I can't wait to read more on Monday and see what you create.

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  1. Denise Kashyap says…
    01/04/2007

    Totally feelin' the isn't it 'great to be a mama' quote from one of your recent posts! Simon sounds adorable and that is one of the most AMAZINGLY awesome pictures of him!!! Your pictures (and cocoa daisy miniBOOKS) rawk!
    Speaking of Santa, my 4 year old son is still in the Santa spirit and while we played dinosaurs today, he said 'Santa Dinosaur left presents for all the dinosaurs today'. Love it, so I'm totally good with Santa and the Christmas spirit staying around!

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  2. Kim Branson says…
    01/04/2007

    Awesome news about Simon, Ali! Thank you for always keeping us informed of his progress and the sweet and exciting new discoveries and breakthroughs in Simon's life. To GOD be the glory :)!
    Hugs from Alaska - kimB

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  3. KellieC says…
    01/04/2007

    Ah, the simple pleasures of children - wouldn't it be nice to be thankful for small things like cheese instead of trying to strive for perfection? He sounds like a delightful little boy who gives you much joy! I am having one myself in another 5 months!

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  4. Sjoera says…
    01/04/2007

    Simon is progressing so quickly these days! Indeed seriously AWESOME!

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  5. Amber Lee says…
    01/04/2007

    What amazing progress. It's such a pleasure to be able to be a part of the journey through your blog. Little moments like that truly are worth celebrating!

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  6. maria says…
    01/04/2007

    As I said in my previous comment, my word for this year will be CELEBRATE...sooo, in the spirit of that, let me say to you, CELEBRATE SIMON!

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  7. Avital Gertner says…
    01/04/2007

    Children are still preceptive to the little things in life. Their voice is pure and innocent - way better and much more intelligent than our pragmatic point of view. You are lucky to have Simon reminding you of the better vantage point of life.

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  8. jo-anne says…
    01/04/2007

    Ali you have a very beautiful little boy....outside and inside...he truley is a blessing x

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  9. kelly says…
    01/04/2007

    What a sweet little boy your Simon is! I juust wanted to let you know that I received your Patterned Papers book from my two DS's. Thank you - loads of inspiration in there!

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  10. Linda says…
    01/04/2007

    I wanted to take a day and night to really think about the word, my word for the year. I decided after much mulling in my head that my word is Risk. I used to be quite a risk taker but in recent years have backed away from it. But I have decided I will be more open and willing to take risks again this year. I am excited to see where this will lead me, so inspiring to think about the possibilities. Thank you Ali for that life and creative challenege. Linda

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  11. Frances M says…
    01/04/2007

    What a fab photo of Simon! It's so much fun to read about the little things that your son does that make you smile. So great to be a Mom!

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  12. PROLIX from la Normandie says…
    01/04/2007

    I'm so happy for you Ali!!!
    It's a so important news!!!
    Simon, you're a love!!!
    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
    http://prolix.typepad.fr

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  13. Jenney says…
    01/04/2007

    Aren't those little moments the best!? It what makes being a Mom the best job in the world!!!!

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  14. Katie says…
    01/04/2007

    what a little angel! so amazing that he's talking so much--awesome!!

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  15. JUDE :) says…
    01/05/2007

    Children discovering is such a beautiful thing...aren't you so thankful and glad when we get to see it in action? Thank you prayers are the BEST aren't they? :) (and now that you have recorded that here you can scrap a page about it later!! LOL....)

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  16. Sally in Mass says…
    01/05/2007

    and Thank God for Simon! He made me smile BIG this morning!

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  17. Tenny says…
    01/05/2007

    how absolutely wonderful. and thank you simon as you gave me my word, "Thanks." How i wish i could be as thankful for all those little things: that's my goal.

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  18. valerie says…
    01/05/2007

    lovin that photo of Simon - seeing so much of you & Chris in that face...

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  19. PJ says…
    01/05/2007

    Wow, now thats an awsome prayer!!! Even I feel blessed, because there's a smile on my face right now, and a warm glow fills me up!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!
    And on the challenge chapter: I've found my word, and I'm very busy right now (besides finishing my Shimelle Christmas journal class! Thanks for the tip!) finding a good way to share this...
    See you monday on your blog!
    PJ

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  20. sue says…
    01/05/2007

    Awesome prayer from a sweet little boy.
    Sue

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  21. HappyGoMommy says…
    01/05/2007

    Love that photo of Simon - WOW! - he looks so much like your photos of Chris!

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  22. Jen says…
    01/05/2007

    I *love* that he is thankful for cheese. He is the best. :)

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  23. Wendy WVG says…
    01/05/2007

    I don't even know what to say. I don't have a word yet, your post about Simon about tears to my eyes and I just love reading your blog. It's like a personal inspiration. I don't know how you hold it all together. My son is being diagnosed w/adhd and I have days where I just sit and cry and how you pull through what you have on your plate is amazing to me! God Bless you and your family. Simons right too, Thank God for Cheese...

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  24. Ana Maria Magloire says…
    01/05/2007

    I really love reding about Simon. Thank you so much for sharing such an important part of your life with us.
    Anilu

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  25. Jenn from MA says…
    01/05/2007

    Aaaah, the magic of children and their tiny little souls. Love it. Got some unexpected joy from one of my own children yesterday in the form of a song and a quote. My 2 year old sang a song in the car yesterday called "Mary Had a Little Man..." and on the way home from work last night, she was pretending to be Santa and was speaking in a very deep voice and said "Ho! Ho! Ho! Verrrrryyy Christmas!" Unexpected smiles and bits of laughter are so very very good.

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