Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We had a playdate with all of the cousins and Simon loved it. He loves being around bigger kids.
It was very hard (I repeat, very hard) to get a picture with all 5 together. They are very busy boys on the move!
Here was the best we could do:

We did manage to get a few pictures of them playing separately. Love all of these boys!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Busy Boy

Simon has been quite the busy boy with activities over the last few months.

First he started at "Let's Play on Francais". This is a class in our neighborhood where kids get to sing, dance and play in French. The best part about this class is the teacher....it is Simon's Nonna!
Here he is ringing the bell to wake "Frere Jacques". He loved ringing that bell so much each week that most of the time he had to hold it for the entire class.

He has also been going to Gymboree with his cousins. Here he gets to crawl all over the place without worrying about getting hurt because there are mats everywhere. He loves it!

He also started a class at the Old Town School of Folk Music called "Aloha Baby". The teacher is part Hawaiian and part Maori from New Zealand. So, we have been busy learning songs and chants from both countries.
Here are a few cute pictures:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Simon is 11 months old!

Dear Simon,
Just one more month and you'll be the big "1"! We can't wait, but in the meantime you've had such a wonderful month.
You love "walking" anywhere you can. You can walk along all of our furniture and pull yourself up on everything. You can even turn from one piece of furniture to another and step in between. Your Daddy and I both think you'll be walking by your first birthday.

You are talking up a storm! It is still mostly babbling, but you can say "mama", "dada", "cat", "nonna", "ball", "dog" and "up". It is amazing how quickly you are finding your words.
Daddy and I took our first trip out of town without you. We missed you so much, but we brought the Ipad with so we could skype with you everyday. You had such a great time playing with Nonna, your cousins, Auntie Stephanie and Uncle Mark. Thank you so much to Nonna for watching Simon. You are amazing!
Popo also came to visit this month. It was just a few days before his birthday so we got to celebrate with him which was a lot of fun. We seemed to have so much fun that we forgot to take any pictures, but we'll make sure to get more next time.
You are still loving baby food and not solid food as much. You eat a few kinds of crackers and grapes. But, if it were up to you (which unfortunately it isn't) you would be on an all yogurt diet. You love it! Some times you even complain until you get a second container of it.

This month we did our first fundraising walk. It was the March for Babies for the March of Dimes. Our team was able to raise over one thousand dollars to support research and treatment for premature babies. It was a truly moving experience and we are looking forward to making it an annual event.

Your spark shines through with everyone you meet my little angel. I love you more everyday (if that is even possible!) There are big changes coming for you this month my love. Whether it is eating, walking, or talking, I can't wait to see what you've got in store.

Love Always,