Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
- Goldfish Crackers
- Eating! He will eat pretty much anything.
- MUSIC!! Right now we are listening to Train and he LOVES them!
- The Doodlebops. It was a sad day when Disney stopped running their show! Thank goodness for DVD's.
- Riding the bus
- Making people laugh
- Playing outside
- The Hokey Pokey
- Taking off his shoes. As soon as he gets home from school he gets his shoes taken off and always says, "Oh, that's better!"
- Throwing things down the stairs
- Turning the TV up way too loud and then yelling "TOO LOUD!"
- Pushing the button to open/close the garage door
- Learning a new word, sentence or sign and then repeating it a million times
- Blowing raspberries on someone's arm or neck
- Playing 'Rock the Baby' with me. He will say that and then lay in my arms like a baby while I rock him. Then he laughs and says, "again!"
- Playing with Emmalee & Nate
- Dancing while daddy plays the piano
- Drumming on anything and everything
- Corners on fabric. He always finds the corner of blankets when he is tired. My friend Camberly made him a gorgeous quilt for his birthday with a corner border all the way around.
- Firetrucks, ambulances and police cars
- Saying "HI!" to everyone
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I LOVE this story!!
by JAKE WHITTENBERG / KING 5 News kgw.com
Posted on September 30, 2010 at 11:11 AM
SNOHOMISH, Wash. - By most accounts, Ike Ditzenberger is different.
The 17-year-old junior at Snohomish High School has Down Syndrome. He takes special classes during the day, but after school Ike is just like one of the guys.
He’s a varsity football player.
“He gives it 100 percent every time he’s out there,” says Head Coach Mark Perry. “On the sidelines, he likes to crack jokes, and sometimes he’ll eat a cookie or two.”
The players embrace Ike as one of their own. Every night at practice, the team runs a special play. They call it the ‘Ike Special’.
“Ike runs it up the middle and the guys pretend to tackle him,” says Perry. “Everyone loves it and Ike gets to play.”
On Friday night, Coach Perry pulled the ‘Ike Special’ out of the playbook. He told the opposing Lake Stevens High School Football players what was about to happen and he called number 57 out on to the field.
“I told them if he gets 10 or 20 yards, that’s great,” Perry says.
The play call was a surprise to almost everyone in the stands, including Ike’s mom.
“I heard a lot of commotion and then I saw my son Ike run out onto the field,” says Kay Ditzenberger. “My first thought was, ‘I hope he doesn’t drop it!,’” she laughs.
4th quarter. 10 seconds left. Quarterback Taran Lee hands the ball off to Ike.
“I dropped back to hand it off, and Ike ran backwards a little bit,” says Lee.
Over the next 18 seconds, Ike ran a zig-zag pattern around the field, every step still inching closer to the goal line. Then he straightened out his run. The opposing players for Lake Stevens made admirable attempts to dive for Ike, but came up short, knowing Ike was going all the way. Then magic happened.
After a 51-yard run, Ike Ditzenberger crossed the goal line for a touchdown.
“I was bawling and everyone was screaming. It was such a special gift,” says Ike’s mom.
After a short celebration with his teammates in the end zone, Ike ripped off his helmet and ran toward the sideline with a grin from ear to ear. Thanks to both teams, Ike got his moment.
“To see the players and fans react the way they did was special,” says Coach Perry. “They went nuts. I’m glad it could happen.”
Snohomish High School lost 35-6, but the score didn’t matter. Already Ike is thinking about the future.
“He wants to play for the Huskies,” says mom. “But first, he says he wants a date for homecoming.”
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tyler started 1st grade. Doesn't he look thrilled?!