Simon

Simon is four years old today!

1 February 2008 Ah, me boys

My dearest Simon, Happy Birthday, my sweet sunny boy. I can hardly believe you are four years old already! I completed the paperwork this week to enroll you in school this coming September, and could hardly believe that you are old enough — and yet, I know you’ve been ready for this for months. You […]

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Simon’s party

19 January 2008 Ah, me boys

Phew! For nine months, I’ve been worried that the Player to be Named Later would arrive just in time to disrupt Simon’s birthday party. That’s not to say he might not still arrive on his due date to share Simon’s actual birthday, but at least we made it through the party uninterrupted! We kept things […]

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Seven random things about… Simon

23 November 2007 Memes

About a million years ago, Laura from Lunatic Fringe tagged me for the “Seven Random Facts About Me” meme. I’ve done a bunch of these over the years, and it’s getting tough to come up with more fresh stuff that you don’t already know about me, which is part of the reason I’ve sat on […]

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Protected: Potty training redux

26 July 2007 Mothering without a licence

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Protected: Pulling the plug

25 April 2007 Mothering without a licence

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Simon and the Incredibles

13 April 2007 Simon

I’ve posted before about how Tristan’s increasing facility with the computer never fails to amaze me. Now, of course, Simon is hot on his heels. Beloved has just set him up with his favourite Incredibles game, and he is clicking contentedly when suddenly he complains, “Mom! The game shut down!” This is a problem with […]

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SImon’s birthday party

4 February 2007 Photography

Have you been breathlessly waiting for the update from Simon’s birthday party yesterday? I know, you haven’t been able to sleep for the suspense. Well, I’m thrilled to be able to report that despite the words you never want to hear your husband say when you have more than a dozen friends and family in […]

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A love letter to Simon

1 February 2007 Simon

My darling Simon, You are three years old today. Three years old… no longer a baby, but not quite done being a toddler yet. You are still my baby, and your babyness shows in your fat baby feet with their pudgy baby toes, and in the way you still have a traces of the bowlegged […]

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A sad excuse for a post

14 December 2006 Simon

Simon doesn’t get sick too often, but he seems to be making up for lost time this week. He has a horrible, snotty head cold, a fever AND he’s barfing. Sheesh, I’m *so* very glad we got our flu shots last weekend. (insert eyeball roll here) He’s also so incredibly grumpy and needy that I […]

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Bed switching

10 December 2006 Mothering without a licence

It’s been a little more than a week since we switched Simon from his crib to a bed. He’ll be three in six weeks and he weighs somewhere around 40 lbs, so I’m thinking it was about time. You might have noticed it’s not so much a bed as a mattress on the floor. We’re […]

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