Saturday, October 2, 2010


I have attempted to write about 6 different times my entry for today. I keep deleting it, I just can't get it right. Instead I shall update my favorite products section of my page!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Party Time!!!

Well, tomorrow will be the first Birthday Party Garrison has attended where I actually need to think about food. He is almost 3 now and he gets it if the other kids are eating food he isn't. I got the description of what will be there for the kids, Chocolate cupcakes with frosting setup like grass. Ummm.... ok. I made the cupcakes and went to get some frosting tools.... I then attempted something new. Piping frosting. This is something I am not talented at. No, this wasn't good at all. Sorry kids, my special cupcakes look more like green globs then green grass. Maybe Ill be better next time.

TIP OF THE DAY: When you have a kid with food allergies, it is important they understand that they can't eat what everyone else is eating and why so they don't get mixed up and eat something they shouldn't, but it is also important to make sure you have an alternative snack or dessert for your child. I always either bring something extra for Garrison or better yet, I offer to handle the dessert/snack so no one else has to worry about anything.

Time Passes By

Again, apologizing for my absence -- it has been far too long and so much has changed... as it always does. I have been busy becoming a crunchy mama - cloth diapering and the like. I love it but I would be the first to say that I can see where it wouldn't be for everyone.

Braeden had his allergist appointment -- He was pricked and handled it like a champ. He came back slightly positive to wheat and peanut. The allergist said to just try and trial the foods as normal... which we have started. We successfully re-introduced CORN and WHEAT back into my diet!!! WOOT WOOT! I have waited a LONG time for that. Right now, I'm on day 5 of trialing SOY and it is up in the air - He is having a reflux flare and I'm having a hard time telling what it is from. We will trial for 2 weeks or until it becomes more obvious it is from the foods.

Braeden is still unable to handle any solid foods- I tried it on him again between his wheat trial and soy trial and he is still just having lots of issues after he eats any amount of any solid..... We will be seeing the gastro on Oct. 25. He will access Braeden for intolerances and any digestive disorders.

On a lighter note, a few weeks ago we had a neighborhood cookout -- I made the desserts for everyone. I did Caramel Corn, Apple Pie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks and Cinnamon Streusal Cake. It was a hit and it was SO much fun. I intended to get a photo to post, but I just forgot! Then the kids got into the brownies. I just wanted to shout out to The Food Allergy Mama's Cookbook, Divvies, and thank them for making it such a successful day!!!