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By Judy Blake on 9/5/2013 8:29 PM
I took Ryan to services to celebrate the Jewish New Year.  I've always said that every child or adult should always be welcome as a member of the congregation.  I'm sure that Ryan could care less if he went to services but it's something I've always instilled in him.  I'm sure there is not a clear understanding on his part of what is being read.  It's the experience of being with others to celebrate an important holiday that is important to me.
By Judy Blake on 8/21/2013 1:12 PM
Another joy of the internet for Ryan - he is reminded of places that he hasn't visited in ages.  He sees an ad and remembers how much he enjoyed eating there.  Restaurants are a HUGE part of Ryan's world.  It's a good thing he's not looking for lobster or filet - that's not quite in my budget. Typically, he's searching for hamburgers, hot dogs or chicken tenders.
By Judy Blake on 8/10/2013 11:16 AM
There are some moments you wish you could just freeze in time.  Moments when your child does something so unexpected and so kind. 
By Judy Blake on 7/19/2013 9:30 PM
Recently, my boyfriend's mother was very sick and had to be taken to the emergency room.  While I knew it was not life threatening, she needed medical care as quickly as possible.  I told Ryan that I felt she would be fine but I was taking her to the hospital.  I would call him when I had an update but would be busy taking care of her.  No problem - he's used to me going to the hospital.  Sad but true because my mother is 83 and my boyfriend's mother is turning 80.
By Judy Blake on 7/10/2013 1:12 PM
Every child should learn how to do laundry!  Unless there is a physical limitation that prevents them from doing so, anyone can be taught what to do.  It promotes independence and regardless of their special needs, every child should learn to do things on their own.  I've always encouraged this with both of my kids and encourage other families as well.
By Judy Blake on 7/2/2013 3:56 PM
Wouldn't life be great if I always knew what would happen next?  It would make Ryan's life so much easier.  To me, it would be boring but Ryan would love it.  He'd never have to worry if it will rain, if his to go order is prepared correctly or how long it takes to drive somewhere.
By Judy Blake on 6/26/2013 10:17 PM
Fascinated by so many new products on television, Ryan has added another one to the list.  To me, it sounds awful.  I can't even imagine tasting this.  But to Ryan, he wants so much to try them.  Bacon dogs!  That's right, hot dogs with bacon in them.  I love bacon and I love hot dogs but together, not on my plate.
By Judy Blake on 6/17/2013 11:50 AM
We celebrated a wonderful milestone this past weekend - my mom turned 83 years old.  Having most of her family with her was very special and while she wishes everyone could have been with her, it just wasn't possible.  

We enjoy going out for a lovely dinner and this celebration was no different.  Ryan has been to upscale restaurants before and done fairly well.  This time, I knew we would be dining for a long time since it was a Saturday night and we were a large party.  My concern was that Ryan is fine for about 45-60 minutes.  Shortly after that, he needs to stand up and walk around.  It's not a problem that he has to wash his hands 2-3 times during dinner because he can easily come back and take his seat.  It's the pacing that can be problematic.  
By Judy Blake on 6/10/2013 8:14 PM

As much as Ryan is in his own world, he can still be very observant.  In going to the movies the other day, he noticed how empty the concession stand was. We have worked on social skills since he was a toddler.  You never would have known that day. 

By Judy Blake on 6/2/2013 10:39 AM
You’re probably thinking “What could Judy possibly write in her blog about a coffee table”?  I was cleaning my apartment today and dusting in the family room.  I cleared off the coffee table so I could clean it.  I happened to take notice of all of the permanent items on the table. 
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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