Family funny man.  Has the sense of humor no one else in the family has.  Keeps me in stitches.  Talks a mile a minute.  Great story teller.  Bundle of unlimited energy.

Alex, the fourth in the household, he is the bridge across to the whole family.  I don't think there is a shy bone in this kids body.  He makes me laugh at things I know I shouldn't laugh at, but I can't help myself.  Last year when I was visiting, he told me stories, and mind you they were at the dinner table, that had me laughing harder than I had in a very long time.  Funny is an understatement.  His dad couldn't help laugh either but he also knew he shouldn't be.

Alex is still finding his place but I have no doubt it will be a unique place and one that this family has not ever seen.  In a lot of ways, he is the outlier, the one that goes against the norm, the kid that will knock down walls and make holes for himself and for others.  Life with him in it, is a much better place.

Larry D. Hayden