Enter the Teenager

I have kids (Wow.. who would have guessed 20 years ago!)… But now the next milestone… I have a Teenager! Riley turned 13 this past weekend. Reflecting back lots of memories and adventures and Crazy Times (CT)…. need the CT’s otherwise we would all go insane (ok, moreso). As to this Gallery, I am reminded of the Laughs, Moments & Love. Looking forward to more LML (& I guess LOL). As Riley approaches his 16th Birthday, I told him about self driving cars… He is looking forward to his first car! (lastly, debated including all the amazing people who help us/Riley.. No, not help, but are true Family/Friends. Appreciate all the calls/letters/support. Riley says Thank You and looking forward to new memories).

I love Halloween! They get more complex every year. Need Votes/Ideas for this coming year. Have ideas, but would love to hear others. I always love a challenge!

I love Halloween! They get more complex every year. Need Votes/Ideas for this coming year. Have ideas, but would love to hear others. I always love a challenge!

 We swam so much he was exhausted. And was like WTF on the seaweed thing!


We swam so much he was exhausted. And was like WTF on the seaweed thing!

 

Embrace the Dark Side! Halloween... best one ever... teens/adults... Riley had a cult following that year!

Embrace the Dark Side! Halloween… best one ever… teens/adults… Riley had a cult following that year!

I recharge my Soul below the water (TheSharkToothGuy), but sharing the water with my sons... seeing how Riley responds to the water... I may not get to dive as much as I want, but seeing Riley 's reaction to the water... Guess it gives me the chance to Live Vicariously.

I recharge my Soul below the water (TheSharkToothGuy), but sharing the water with my sons… seeing how Riley responds to the water… I may not get to dive as much as I want, but seeing Riley ‘s reaction to the water… Guess it gives me the chance to Live Vicariously.

The State of Florida and I disagreed on what "Normal Wear and Tear" on a wheelchair constitutes!

The State of Florida and I disagreed on what “Normal Wear and Tear” on a wheelchair constitutes!

Not our boat. Stacie thought I was crazy (still does).

Not our boat. Stacie thought I was crazy (still does).

This weekend... Riley's 13th Birthday party...

This weekend… Riley’s 13th Birthday party…

 Had amazing time at Give Kids the World... Passes/backstage and all to Disney... Make a Wish Foundation.... Every chance I get I drop in the "spare change"... It makes a difference not only for the child, but makes a family feel normal/special/amazing.


Had amazing time at Give Kids the World… Passes/backstage and all to Disney… Make a Wish Foundation…. Every chance I get I drop in the “spare change”… It makes a difference not only for the child, but makes a family feel normal/special/amazing.

 At Disney/Give Kids the World. Fun! — with Stacie Wiesenbaugh.


At Disney/Give Kids the World. Fun!

 Still don't know what the joke was about... Fairly certain it was about me! — with Stacie Wiesenbaugh.


Still don’t know what the joke was about… Fairly certain it was about me!

 First few years in Florida... Lovers Key State Park. LOVE this park. Need to get back there! Anyone want to join us?!


First few years in Florida… Lovers Key State Park. LOVE this park. Need to get back there! Anyone want to join us?!

All about attitude and growing up... Speaking of which, Riley is in his Teens today! 13... yeah..Got Attitude? Sure (even at age 7? here). I just hope he sleeps in more! Say "Yes" to Drugs (still need that bumper sticker!) and Say "Yes" to Sleep.

All about attitude and growing up… Speaking of which, Riley is in his Teens today! 13… yeah..Got Attitude? Sure (even at age 7? here). I just hope he sleeps in more! Say “Yes” to Drugs (still need that bumper sticker!) and Say “Yes” to Sleep.

My favorite photo. Nothing else to write.

My favorite photo. Nothing else to write.

 Riley is in better shape than me! Look at those abs! Ok, that was a time ago. I think we are even now.


Riley is in better shape than me! Look at those abs! Ok, that was a time ago. I think we are even now.

This photo appeared in many papers. Stacie has been an incredible advocate for Special Needs. The article(s) was on RSV (breathing issues with special needs). She has since advocated the hell to make Riley's School the model for the State of Florida (special needs programs). I don't think there isn't an administrator in the Lee County Schools who has not encountered (sorry) or head from/of her. I post this and know that she will take it as a compliment (as it was meant... although I have had to act at the United Nations... at times... my role was like causing a peace agreement between ISIS and the rest of the world). We all have our roles in the pursuit of Riley and Special Needs.

This photo appeared in many papers. Stacie has been an incredible advocate for Special Needs. The article(s) was on RSV (breathing issues with special needs). She has since advocated the hell to make Riley’s School the model for the State of Florida (special needs programs). I don’t think there isn’t an administrator in the Lee County Schools who has not encountered (sorry) or head from/of her. I post this and know that she will take it as a compliment (as it was meant… although I have had to act at the United Nations… at times… my role was like causing a peace agreement between ISIS and the rest of the world). We all have our roles in the pursuit of Riley and Special Needs.

 

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One Response to Enter the Teenager

  1. Lux says:

    How time flies! Happy birthday, Riley. 🙂

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