Tuesday, April 28, 2009


discovered an ant today for the first time.
clapped when it came back out from under the washer.
-simmy d

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Moving In

Yo folks! In less than a month, Nick and Aimee Otto will be moving into this apartment with us. We're splitting the apartment down the middle (yep, it's big enough to do that). My parents know them better than I do, but I am hopeful at the prospect. For instance, I will now have four human beings to climb like a tree. Also, Nick is a counseling grad so dad signed me up for Monday sessions after my nap. Dad's hopeful at that prospect.

We've been cleaning the place like crazy. Today Mom helped me wash down the siding on the porch, hang towel racks in the bathroom, re-arrange the linens, and a few other random things that is even boring to type, much less read about.

This afternoon I am taking her on a nice picnic outing after her nap. The weather is basically dream like today.

So yep, I wanted to post a picture of Nick and Aimee but the only one I had of them is above. They are in the fourth row; Nick is wearing a Michigan hat.

Have a good one!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Before the parents

Aunt Mindy mailed us a pack of goodies and I got the best of all: a cell phone. It even had a recording of her voice saying hi! That makes me the first in my family to own a cell phone. It's not quite like being the first to go to college, or the first to be the president of key club, but I'll take it.

The top video is me exploring it (grandparents may want to notice that I say "telephone") and the bottom video is me saying no when the voice asks me if I want to go and play with them. I was busy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


meet Kelly Moody and her dog, Stella. we got to take a walk in Lynn Woods Reservation last Saturday.

The video below is shorter than Mom hoped. The camera's battery died just before my serious shrills of excitement! I got to sit next to Stella!
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Monday, April 20, 2009

MAGIC bubbles

Thanks for bubbles Justin & Randi!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Calling All Germans

We need to take a authentic German dish to Church tomorrow for a dinner. Any ideas?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Zeldar sent some pics from Vienna's Birthday for all to enjoy

-found a crazy website/blog that sells the things above (http://www.neatorama.com/).
-not endorsing fully, but perhaps if you're into science, technology, or similar, it may be up your alley for a quick splurge of interesting articles and products.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday School Hour

So what's there to do with a toddler and a 25-year-old momma for an hour and a half on Sunday morning before the Church service when Pops is teaching Sunday School and I have an itch to do anything but "chill"? ( For those of you whom haven't had the pleasure of spending much time with me, I certainly do not chill.)

Mom and I usually roam the city of Everett and since it's getting warmer, we now can branch out from the usual Burger King Play Palace to grander things like parks.... and apparently graveyards. Mom had the desire to roam and I quite literally had no choice but to follow. We did find some neat pics though. Next time I'll drive.

Pre-graveyard, I did get to shoot some hoops at the jungle-themed playground. Approximately 10 more feet of air to go before I make the shots. I'll be Pres before I can shoot baskets. . . I bet Obama can't say that one.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Taken today

In true Simeon fashion, I threw the eggs (and the candy inside).
Look at the video below and you can see what a difference a year can make!

A year ago

Best Day of the Year

Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our King. Praise God the Trinity for His provision of sacrifice and grace.

"Christ Carrying his Cross" by Krishen Khanna

"It is Finished" by Kathy O'Neill

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


The Vacuum peeked it's ugly head today.
I chucked balls, blocks, and basically anything I could find lying around at the beast's heart while mom guided it through our house.

To no avail.
When we put it back into it's hole, it growled as I shut the door and I said in my head "Sianara Sucker!"

p.s.- I finally made the connection today that if I pee in the little white "potty", then I get an M&M. Dad gave me (like) half the bag today. Tomorrow I'm drinking water like crazy. I'll pee on the beast if I get the chance.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy (Almost) Birthday Vienna!

May you have a wonderful Birthday and may you be blessed with Cheerios above and beyond the amount that I stole from you last week.
Cous Simster

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lydia, Sweet Second Cousin of Mine

So...... what relation to me is my Dad's cousin's baby? Well here she is! Sister to the lovely Eliza, Lydia Page Speakman was born this past Thursday, weighing in at 48 lbs, 3.876499921 ounces. She's a healthy 67 inches long. Miraculously, Holly was able to deliver her while reading "War and Peace" and cooking a three-course meal with her toes. She is a super mom! Way to go Holly!

Welcome Lydia! I'm looking forward to seeing you!

And to Holly: mom and dad are cheering you on! Good job and Congradulations!
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Meet my family.

This is my cousin Damian. He looks nice eh. I gotta say that he really went the extra mile with the pearls and the hat.

The Elf formerly known as Clay

Mom and I at the Beach

Clay and I

Mom and Clay