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Splash Dance

This evening at the pool we were alone. Sometimes this is good – sometimes not so good. Tonight was one of the good times as Erik and Ricky got along swimmingly (tee hee) and were having all kinds of fun … Continue reading

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A Jack of Potatoes

There was a loud ruckus on the stairs today a little after breakfast. Not one to miss a good story I grabbed my phone and turned on the video recorder to catch this – JACK TOSS. That’s right, Erik and … Continue reading

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Quick N Silly

Erik and Ricky started the day – early this morning – by singing me a song from the “Animaniacs” cartoon. Sorta funny all by itself but when Jack and Chloe found me videoing the event, they HAD to have a … Continue reading

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Thanks, Boys.

Yesterday, I came home from work to find a smiling – giggling wife. “What’s so funny?” I asked. “Go see for yourself” she said. Turns out, Erik and Ricky had been hard at work for only ONE HOUR and created … Continue reading

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Kitchen is Closed

Now that summer vacation is here for the kids, my beautiful wife, Shelly, gets to care for all 6 of our kids – ALL DAY LONG – EVERY DAY! In this case, using “all caps” in the description does indeed … Continue reading

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Ricky Flippy

Make of this what you will. This is what Ricky was doing at about 5 or 6 years-old: http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=167506723311990 I found it as I was looking through some of our old videos. All I know is that he was having … Continue reading

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Erik Got Mail… From NYU?

Erik was so excited when I got home from work recently that he met me at the door and was hopping all over. “What’s going on?” I said. He broke into a musical rendition of “the mambo” but used these … Continue reading

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His Finger “Popped-Off”

I had no idea it would cause such a hullabaloo with Erik and Ricky. As a matter of fact I am still unsure why it took me so many years to finally show them – specifically because I am always … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love

Sometimes I wonder how it is that I got 2 – yeah, 2 boys affected by autism? Is one not enough for us? Were we to keep getting more until we started to figure it all out? Was it because … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal from Above

Erik and Ricky like the idea of Rock Bands. They always start to bang on stuff (the FIANO – fake piano – and the FUMS – fake drums) when they hear music playing. They especially enjoy doing it when their … Continue reading

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If I Can Just Get Through This – (ECHO!!)

Recently, I met someone who initially impressed me – well, a LOT. As I was asking questions and learning, I said, “What you do is amazing.” But I was a bit surprised when I heard in reply, “It Doesn’t Feel … Continue reading

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