Saturday, July 21, 2012

Birthday Party for Nathan's Cousin

Nathan and his cousin were born on the same day so today we celebrated Nathan's cousins' birthday at the park. It was a late afternoon dinner time party so they served some sub sandwiches that were delivered. Nathan couldn't eat the bread or the cheese or even the mayo so we needed to think of plan B. There wasn't a place to make food there so we had to run out to Wendy's to get him a plain burger (no bun) with fries. He was happy, he loves Wendy's. We brought left over cookie cake from last night for his dessert. He was happy.

He had fun at the party and found kids to play with.

Beach Party - Nathan's 6th Birthday Party

For Nathan's 6th birthday we wanted to do something outside, so we decided a Beach Party at the local lake by our house.

We brought tables and decorations (even a pinata with all "safe" candy) and set up a party. It was hot so the lake was a good place. The kids played in the sand most of the time and swam.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nathan's 6th Birthday

We went out to dinner as a family and just as I got to the restaurant I realized I left Nathan's Epi Pen and Benadryl at home. Home is about 25 miles away and we have been to this restaurant so we took a chance.

I couldn't enjoy my meal, I kept thinking about the Walgreens across the street...I knew they had an Epi Pen. I kept my eye on Nathan to make sure he wasn't showing any sign of a reaction because let's face it, if it was going to happen it would happen when I wasn't prepared. I thought to myself this is a bad idea and if it was just me and Nathan I wouldn't take a chance and just go home but I knew my husband would get mad and say "we ate here many times, he will be fine." I was so nervous through the entire meal, I barely ate.

He was fine....thankfully.

After we got home it was time for relatives to come and have cake and presents. I asked Nathan if he wanted me to make a cookie cake since he loves chocolate chip cookies and he said "yes." It turned out so good, and he loved it!! Everyone thought I bought it but I made it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Out to Eat with Family

We had some family come to town and they wanted to go out to eat to a nice restaurant in our area, that is fine but hard with a child with food allergies. I called around to some restaurant earlier in the day to try and find out if there was a place that was "safe" for Nathan to eat and it was difficult. Most of the people who answered the phone of course had no clue what was in there foods. I was just looking for a place that could make a plain chicken breast and some fries with no wheat. One restaurant said they had to check and call me back. By the time they called, it was too late so I packed up Nathan's favorite meal that I made at home and put it in his thermos. It was a great idea, he got to eat right away and I could enjoy me meal and not have to worry about a reaction.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

And the Winner is...

The winner of the book: The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter is...

  Angela E.

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