Behind the Scenes at Home Depot!

On Wednesday, Ryan and I met Kim McCollister, the ASDS (Associate Support Department Supervisor) at the Home Depot #6548 in Keller, Texas.  Kim was gracious enough to agree to take Ryan and me on a behind the scenes tour of Ryan’s “HALLMARK” favorite store. We had no idea that Ryan liked Home Depot so much.Continue reading “Behind the Scenes at Home Depot!”

Ryan’s Birthday Week Celebration Part 2 – The Party

If you remember, in a previous post found here, Ryan mentioned that he wanted to have his party at North Richland Hills Fire Station #1.  We set that up several weeks back and planned for a Sunday so that all of our local family (Granny, Mark, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Patrick, and cousins Jillian and Elizabeth)Continue reading “Ryan’s Birthday Week Celebration Part 2 – The Party”

Ryan’s Birthday Week Celebration Part 1

Ryan turned 9 years old last Tuesday.  We started the day with some school work and went to one of his favorite local parks where they have a zip line for disabled children that does not require them to hold on for the entire ride. Ryan has music lessons every Tuesday, so we had thatContinue reading “Ryan’s Birthday Week Celebration Part 1”

The Autism Education Summit, Sound, and Finding His Calling

I had an idea on Saturday night to bring Ryan to the beginning of the third day of the Autism Education Summit this weekend.  The Autism Education Summit is a national conference on autism and it was literally in our backyard (okay about 45 minutes away).  One of my best friends came into town (herContinue reading “The Autism Education Summit, Sound, and Finding His Calling”

First Field Trip, Challenging Behaviors, and Uncle Dan

It has been a bit of a difficult week. There is still a bit of an adjustment period for both Ryan and me.  I am trying to find a balance of preparing for and the actual homeschool day (and it possibly not going exactly like I had hoped or planned).  Ryan is adjusting to beingContinue reading “First Field Trip, Challenging Behaviors, and Uncle Dan”

The Stockyards, Change, and the Game

Last weekend, we assumed the role of tourists since my mom (Grandma Chris) was in town.  We had not yet been to the Fort Worth Stockyards, so we ventured out there and met Granny (Randy’s mom) there too.  We had a great time.  Ryan was very happy to be there.   We watched the cattle drive,Continue reading “The Stockyards, Change, and the Game”

More Baseball, a Request, Baseball Again, and a Revelation

Ryan’s one request last weekend was for us to do his BASEBALL SCOREKEEPING LESSON.  I stayed up really late and finished the lesson and the next morning we did it together.  He was very engaged in the lesson.  I based the lesson off of the book from our reader Marcus B. (thanks so much again!!!)Continue reading “More Baseball, a Request, Baseball Again, and a Revelation”