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By Judy Blake on 10/28/2011 8:58 AM
I am SO excited.  One of the area Temples is hosting the youth group Fall conclave this weekend.  Their theme is disability awareness and they asked me to be their keynote speaker at the Friday night service.  I'll also be conducting two workshops on Saturday.
By Judy Blake on 10/16/2011 10:45 AM
We went to services last night at my Temple.  I wanted to take Ryan and encourage him to go with me on occasion.  As usual, he doesn't like to go because he would rather stay home.  Unless the outing involves a movie, bowling or food - his couch is his first choice. 
By Judy Blake on 10/11/2011 8:36 AM
I had the honor of speaking at a Lions Club luncheon the other day.  I met some of the most dedicated volunteers from a wonderful organization.  They do so much to help our community and even sponsor a summer camp for special needs kids.  I was thrilled they asked me to speak to their members.
By Judy Blake on 10/5/2011 2:01 PM
Recently, we went out to dinner with my family.  Usually, it's just casual.  But on these two occasions, we had something to celebrate so we went to much nicer restaurants.  The first place easy because I knew Ryan could have his plain pasta or a gourmet pizza with just bread and the cheese - no pizza sauce.  It would be some of the most expensive pasta and pizza he ever at but that's okay.  The second place specialized in fish and steaks - neither of which Ryan will eat.  So for $12.95, he had chicken tenders and fries.  Again, way too much money for what he ate but there was nothing I could do.  And I had to laugh because he didn't even finish the dinner.  He said it was just okay.  So I tried the chicken and of course - it was great.  But to Ryan, it wasn't Wendy's, McDonald's or Burger King.  Or even a fast casual restaurant would have been better in his mind.  Clearly, he didn't know these were so muc better. 
By Judy Blake on 9/30/2011 11:55 AM
The other day when I was waking up Ryan, he had more difficulty than usual.  Clearly, he was up searching the internet or watching the Disney Channel way past his bed time.  Show me a kid who stays up when they shouldn't and I'll show you a thousand kids who do the same thing.  I know I did this as a child all the time.
By Judy Blake on 9/15/2011 4:16 PM
Yes - that's the title of today's blog.  We recently went out for a family dinner.  Ryan got up FIVE times to wash his hands.  I kid you not.  It didn't bother me or the other adults.  One of the other kids did wonder why he was getting up so much.  I just explained that this is what Ryan needed to do.  Sometimes, he only gets up once or twice.  But tonight, it was five times.
By Judy Blake on 9/12/2011 8:07 PM
As Ryan was getting ready for bed tonight, I asked him if he knew what tomorrow was.  He said "yes, your birthday".  I was shocked and then asked "did you remember on your own?"  He was truthful and said "Grandma told me".  Gotta love my mom - always looking out for her daughter!!!!
By Judy Blake on 9/9/2011 12:54 PM
There was a wonderful social skills class that Ryan took this past summer.  Fabulous teachers, the owner of the program was amazing and very nice kids in the class.  I thought Ryan would actually enjoy going and they could really help him.  But can you help a child who is afraid to trust their peers?
By Judy Blake on 9/6/2011 3:35 PM
School projects - joy!  If it has to do with Geometry - I hate to say it but Ryan is on his own.  Biology - probably on his own.  English - I'm in pretty good shape there.  This was World History.  I'm in better shape that Geometry but not as good as English.  But being the devoted parent that I always try to be, I needed to help him with the World History assignment.
By Judy Blake on 9/3/2011 3:13 PM
Gosh - it has been so long since I've posted.  It has been very hectic to say the least.  Like most parents, I am stretched way too thin.  I accept that this is life right now.  I'd rather be busy than not but do wish there was a little less to get done.
What a great summer!
Many thanks to Outback Steakhouse!!!!!
There are those moments in life.....
Another field trip made possible....
The chicken sandwich tragedy....
Name that teacher.....
How empathetic would you be?
Going home already?
Not bashful this time - make yourself at home....
Adopting??? What do you mean???
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