Tuesday, August 30, 2011

School ID Cards

I made these Photo ID cards for Nathan since he is starting Kindergarten this week. I hope it can help all the new teachers and staff identify him. I plan to laminate one and put it in his backpack, give some to his teacher to keep on her desk (in case they have a substitute teacher). I will give one to the health room so they can also identify Nathan.

The information that I printed on the cards (removed from picture above) is Nathan's full name, date of birth, grade and teachers name.

Last year I made labels that I will use again this year to place on his snacks and treats that he will be bringing to school.

I hate putting so many labels on Nathan but we really need keep him safe. I will do it as long as I can because when he is older, it will be harder to do.

Monday, August 29, 2011

School Supply Shopping

Time for school shopping and in kindergarten they share most of the supplies including sleeping mats. As a mom to an allergy child this makes me nervous. What if one day a child lays on the mat after eating peanut butter, ice cream or eggs and the next day my allergy child lays on that same mat? I made an "executive decision" and labeled Nathan's mat. When I meet the teacher this week at open house I am going to ask that Nathan uses his OWN mat. I hope that this request will be fine with her and I am also going to talk to the district nurse about it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back from our mini getaway.

We are home from our overnight getaway to a Waterpark resort. Nathan ate lunch in the car on the way up to our resort, I made him a Soynut butter and Jelly sandwich on his wheat free bread along with chips. While we were at the pool around 3pm, he was hungry again (swimming will do that) so I ordered him a big beef frank with no bun. This was an outside bar and grill and they were limited foods and utensils at this grill. I asked the lady to please use a different utensil for Nathan's hot dog when cooking it. At first she was like "I only have this one tongs to use." Really, I said, I will have to go inside and find something else and talk to someone else as I was looking at her name tag. Next thing I know she washed the tongs and cooked Nathan's hot dog and I said "great, thanks so much for doing that." I didn't know they had a sink. Brilliant. I brought chips and a drink from home for Nathan.
We were with friends and I don't want to make all the choices on where to eat but on the other hand it is hard to find places. So they were so nice to let us pick a place for dinner because of Nathan's food allergies, we picked Famous Daves. I know they have a great food allergy menu at the restaurant. I ordered Nathan a burger with fries, no bun. I brought snacks and sweets/desserts for Nathan.
The next morning for breakfast I made him oatmeal in the hotel room with the microwave and asked room service for a bowl and spoon. for lunch the next day it was back to the pool and his hot dog with no bun again for lunch. He was happy.
We are home now and glad to be back in my kitchen where I can make foods from him that I know are safe and healthier.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

8th Continent Soy milk Winners

The winners of the 8th Continent soy milk coupons are:

Cheryl D.
Brooke C.
Sue M.
Ryan R.
Jennifer S.

Congratulations to the winners!!

All the winners were notified via email and will be recieving their coupons shortly.

Thank you to 8th Continent for sponsoring this giveaway and thank you to everyone who entered. I will have more contests soon, keep reading.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Overnight Getaway

We are planning a family overnight trip to a Waterpark lodge and immediately I begin to panic. What are we going to feed Nathan, will we bring food, will they have a fridge and microwave? Should we just spend tons a money and get a condo that has a kitchen so we can make food?

As I continued reading on their website FAQ I noticed a topic of food allergies.

Food Allergies

We have specially trained chefs that can offer a variety of special items for your family to enjoy. Please contact the lodge directly to speak with a Food and Beverage Management team member.

I was relieved that we may be able to have food made, then my next thought was "do we trust them?"