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Ashlee Simpson: Bronx ‘Has a Blast’ with His Cousin Maxwell

06/16/2014 at 10:00 PM ET

Ashlee Simpson Skylanders Trap Team
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Ashlee Simpson is in l-o-v-e — with life!

When she’s not busy with her son Bronx, the songstress has been enjoying time with fiancé Evan Ross, to whom she announced her engagement in January.

“Right now I’m just having a blast with Bronx and I’ll be married soon so all those fun details. It’s the best — it’s so much fun!” Simpson told PEOPLE while testing out Skylander’s Trap Team collection at E3 in Los Angeles.

Simpson isn’t the only one who’s planning her upcoming nuptials: Jessica Simpson is also counting down the days until she weds Eric Johnson.

Despite two weddings in the works, the sisters still find plenty of time for family fun, recently celebrating Easter together with their kids, including Jessica’s children Maxwell, 2, and Ace, who turns 1 later this month.

“Bronx is the big cousin and Max just loves trying to keep up with him and has a blast with him. It’s great,” she says.

And with Maxwell just recently celebrating her second birthday, her fun factor has definitely skyrocketed. “Now [Bronx] thinks she’s cool because she’s running around and … she wants to see what Bronx is doing,” Simpson adds. “And Ace will be on his way!”

Bronx is “almost done with school” and is already looking forward to a few months filled with vacations, camps and doing what he loves: jumping on the trampoline, reading books and swimming.

But before he officially kicks off his summer fun, Simpson treated her 5½-year-old son and a few of his friends to an afternoon spent testing out the new Skylander’s Trap Team collection, which hits stores in October, at E3 on Tuesday.

“We’ve never been here before … and Bronx loves video games — and he loves Skylanders — so we’re all looking forward to the new video game,” Simpson told PEOPLE.

“He probably has memorized all the characters! The new characters look incredible and he’s going to have a blast with it. He’s downstairs playing and he already knows all about it.”

– Anya Leon

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KL on

He is a cute kid but way to big to be picked up like that.. and her smile is ridiculous

Shawna on

Clearly you are not a parent. Parents pick up their kids until they can’t any longer. They’re still your babies. My husband still picks up my 11 year old daughter to give her a snuggle and the 8 year old still likes to be carried to bed sometimes. They are going to grow up fast anyways, why rush it?

JH on

I agree with Shawna…my son is 6 and half…I can still lift and hold him (not for long periods of time) but I still do!

Lala on

I’m sure she doesn’t carry him around like that, all the time. But nothing wrong with picking up your kids, and holding them, if your still able to. I can’t pick up my 6 year old son much anymore. He’s 95% for weight and height, and just too big for me now :( Luckily he still likes to cuddle for a bit.

Pat on

Didn’t know Ashlee has a new boyfriend already, she was with Peter Wentz not long ago.

Pam on

He’s not too big to be picked up. I’m gonna pick up and hug my son till I can’t. Gosh he looks like his daddy.

Pam on

Pat her and Pete have been divorced for awhile now, she has a fiancé now and they’ve been together a few yrs now.

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