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Simon is 7!

Monday, August 14, 2017


Today is Simon’s 7th birthday! He has been looking forward to today all summer. He has so many ideas of what he wants to do today to celebrate! In honor of his birthday, we are sharing a few things about Simon – I stole this survey from Lindsay and Jacob – and sharing photos of Simon from this year.

August 2016

1. What is your favorite toy?  Maybe you should ask me this after my birthday. (What’s your favorite toy now?) I don’t have one. (You don’t?) Oh, my bus Lego.

2. What is your favorite stuffed animal?  I don’t sleep with them but my Minion.

3. What is your favorite game?  Blokus.

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September 2016

4. What is your favorite sport?  Soccer.

5. What is your favorite book?  Anything that’s Dr. Seuss.

6. What is your favorite TV show?  I don’t know. (Really? You don’t watch TV?) I do, but I don’t have one. (What do you like to watch?) Sprout, PBS Kids.

October 2016

7. What is your favorite movie?  Toy Story.

8. What is your favorite song?  I don’t have one. I do but I don’t know what it’s called. (How does it go?) I forget, but I know it’s my favorite song.

9. What is your favorite band or singer?  The Maccabeats.

November 2016

10. What is your favorite holiday?  Hanukkah.

11. What is your favorite season?  Summer.

12. What is your favorite color?  Green.

December 2016

13. What is your favorite animal?  Doggie.

14. What is your favorite shirt? This one (yellow with motorcycle). And I told you that this morning.

15. What is your favorite fruit?  Blueberry.

January 2017

16. What is your favorite vegetable?  Carrots.

17. What is your favorite snack?  Marshmallow.

18. What is your favorite treat?  Marshmallow.

February 2017

19. What is your favorite drink?  Apple juice.

20. What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  Mac and cheese.

March 2017

21. What is your favorite restaurant?  Sammy’s.

22. Who is your best friend? I don’t have one.

23. What makes you feel happy?  Swim.

April 2017

24. What makes you feel sad? When I don’t get ice cream when I want it.

25. What are you afraid of?  Spiders. Some types.

May 2017

26. What are you thankful for?  Having a mommy (hugs me).

27. What are you really good at?  I’m good at Blokus, can we play?

June 2017

28. What is your best memory? Going swimming.

29. What do you want to be when you grow up?  A swimmer.

July 2017

30. If you could have one wish, what would it be?  To swim.

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This month, Simon got to attend British Soccer Camp with Challenger Sports thanks to US Family Guide. He loved learning the basics of soccer and he discovered that he’s not bad at playing goalie! One day he blocked the ball with his nose and it hurt, but hey, the other team did not score! The coaches divide the kids into groups of 4 and each group has a country name. Simon was on Ireland. They didn’t win the “World Cup,” but I definitely think he had fun. My favorite part was seeing the kids cheering each other on. Each day the other kids told Simon he did a good job! I also loved seeing the coach, a 20 year old from England, interacting with the kids. He was really good with them!

Simon is the funniest, cutest kid! I hope his birthday dreams are fulfilled!