Lily vs. Wii boxing. Enjoy!
Check out this video of E's recently-completed "Street Dance" performance. He has been taking the class once a week after school. E is in a black t-shirt in the front...and the only one who has a solo dance. Go E!
E was so excited afterwards. He said "two or three of the parents came up and told me I was the best one!" He talked about it for hours.
It appears as though he is learning to take his own advice regarding the secret of dance.
Ryan in his class assembly! They really have fun with his school's productions, which is why you see so many people dressed so many different ways. The theme of the assembly is a sort of Sesame Street/game show.
Please note the following:
1) Ryan does the intro, but everyone talks through most of it.
2) He reads his set of clues…can you guess what the answer is?
3) He doesn't participate at all in the dancing and barely sings. More on this soon. (He is very shy about dance-type movements because he can't keep up.)
4) He hesitates before delivering the finale and a teacher jumps in to end the assembly, but then!
5) After he gets overly excited, one of his classmates has to remind him to sit back down. His friends at school take care of him like that all day long.
6) Ryan has come a long way since his first school assembly four years ago, when he got so scared that he lay down on the stage and refused to participate. So, we are very proud.
When E was younger, he used to think he could speak to the world through my computer. I hadn't seen this video until recently, several years after he recorded it by himself. It appears he brushed his hair before doing the video.
(The spot on his nose is a scrape he got from a recent fall.)
"Hello. I love you. I love you very much. I want to draw you a heart someday."
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Perhaps you have all see the many videos alleged to be of terrifying creatures, some that appear to be supernatural, in the woods and people's homes around the world. Many turn out to be hoaxes. This video, I can assure you, is not a hoax. It was taken by me in our house and clearly shows the existence of something never before seen on the internet. I'm sorry for the poor quality but I was afraid the creature would run away if I tried to turn on the lights.
(Please note the skill it took for Lily to keep her blankie with her the entire time.)
This is 41 seconds of Ryan, E and Lily jumping on trampolines. I don't know if it will translate to others, but I find watching my kids on trampolines to be extremely funny.
Since E, Ryan and Lily are usually tired and sometimes unhappy on the way to school, especially on Mondays, I started playing some of their favorite songs each morning to cheer them up a bit. In case you're wondering, they've heard these songs from various sources: a movie, TV show or music that Mom or Dad listen to.
Their current favorites:
E: Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano. This song perfectly exemplifies E's personality.
Ryan: New York, New York by Frank Sinatra. Ryan seems to find Sinatra's voice very soothing.
Lily: Le Freak by Chic (or as Lily says "Weak out!")
This is E and Ryan "sumo wrestling" at their karate lesson. (You can also see Lily run in front of the camera at the beginning.) This sums up their personalities perfectly. Ryan is twice as big and strong as his brother, but far too good-natured for a competition like this and he can't stop laughing. E is very determined.
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I have three children: Ryan (12), Ethan (9) and Lily (6). One is autistic, one gifted and one adopted. This is a record of some of the amazing things they say and do. I try to stop and look around at least once a day.