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By Judy Blake on 2/16/2012 2:08 PM
Yes - that is the name of the restaurant.  When Ryan visits his dad in Florida, he loves going there.  I was told it's the best and he would love for me to go there.  He did understand when I explained I won't be in Florida anytime soon so I won't be able to go.  But then he looked on their website and there it was - a restaurant in Houston.  Ryan was SO excited!
By Judy Blake on 2/11/2012 3:09 PM
It's a question that I ask myself often.  I've always told my kids to try their best in school.  I realize that certain classes will be challenging and their grades will be lower than I had hoped.  But if they completed the assignments and put forth the effort, I accepted it because some subjects can be difficult for them or any child.
By Judy Blake on 2/5/2012 3:39 PM
Two different groups that we belong to had activities today.  One was a volunteer project making sandwiches for the homeless and the other was decorating potted plants.  I loved both of them because it's another chance to interact with others.  Would Ryan rather stay home?  Of course.  But I've stressed that it's so important to attend the programs that people put on because we want to support them.
By Judy Blake on 2/2/2012 12:31 PM
Oh, the social skills classes Ryan has had....For years, classes on what is appropriate to talk about, greetings, playing nicely and making others feel welcome.  He has a wonderful high school senior that comes over periodically to play games, she is part of the Best Buddies program at school.
By Judy Blake on 1/30/2012 8:23 PM
It would be wonderful if I could bond with Ryan over games we play together, sports, books, age appropriate movies or some other hobby.  In our case, we bond over shows like Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show.  Are these shows that I am thrilled he watches?  Absolutely not.  But watching these shows does present the opportunity to tell him what is appropriate behavior and what isn't.  Or if they're telling something that isn't true, it's a perfect chance to explain to Ryan the real truth.
By Judy Blake on 1/25/2012 3:05 PM
As I wrote a few months ago, I was very excited that Ryan was going to help out one of the basketball coaches during practice and games.  The coach is one of THE nicest guys and also one of the special education teachers. 
By Judy Blake on 1/20/2012 10:07 AM
I belong to a wonderful networking group called Referral Business Builders here in Houston.  We meet every Thursday and the goal is to help others promote their business.  Making these connections, members are drawn to what you do and everyone benefits.
By Judy Blake on 1/16/2012 9:58 AM
I was hoping (unrealistic as it may be) that Ryan would say "I liked it" or even "not bad".  I knew it was wishful thinking but I didn't care.  Turns out, he said "I don't want to do this again".  I wasn't surprised but know he probably had a pretty good time.
By Judy Blake on 1/13/2012 9:56 AM
What an accomplishment!!!  Our local youth group was taking a group of kids to Dallas for a retreat with kids in that area.  I knew that Ryan would be safe.  The group advisor is fabulous and Ryan knows a couple of the kids since he's been to a few of their activities.  I believed in my heart that this was a great opportunity for him.
By Judy Blake on 1/10/2012 1:49 PM
According to one of those garbage magazines, Ryan told me that's what happened to Oprah.  We were in the grocery store and he came up and told me what happened.  I explained that those magazines often print lies about people in order to sell more magazines.
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