Friday, December 26, 2008

Nut Free Christmas, with a little bit of Candy on the side.

I have not had a lot of time for blogging, or much of anything extra, for the matter lately. Hopefully, things will slow down, and I will get back on my regular schedule. You also could check out Matters of the Heart, I update a little more often over there.

I wanted to share with you, a little about the kids excitement. I had ordered a box of Chocolates, from Vermont Nut free. If you have not tried these, I would recommend giving them a shot. The chocolate covered pretzels, are delicious.

This is the box of goodies we received, a few days before Christmas. I hid the box, along with everything else. Christmas morning when the kids dumped their stockings, they found the foil wrapped snowmen, and went crazy. Candy is a big treat in our house. It is something that we just do not have around. One, they don't really need it, two, my little guy has the allergy to peanuts and all tree nuts.

Needless to say, when they tasted the Chocolate, it was like heaven to them. It was so wonderful, to see the joy in their faces. I will post photos of that later.

I am working with my new camera. These photos were still on my old card.

It took them awhile, reveling in the Chocolate goodness, before they even moved on to their gifts.

They especially, loved these gold coins. I too, was excited for them, these are some of the things I use to get as a kid.

We had a wonderful holiday. Everything, in both homes that we visited, were nut free. We did not have one reaction, what so ever. My husbands family, purchased all of their baking goods, from a list I provided them, and made an order from Vermont Nut Free also.

It was so nice for me to relax, and know my two year old could touch, or eat, whatever he wanted. I did not have to search the house, move bowls, or cringe when anyone wanted to touch or kiss him. This was a big relief.

I had one visitor, that brought a plate of unsafe treats. I immediately, without hurting any one's feelings, took the plate out to the garage. Today, when we were taking out the trash, someone was digging through it, and we gave him the plate of goodies.

I hope you all had a wonderful Nut Free, none reactive Holiday also. (More Photos to come)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Candy Canes for the Nut-Free home

If you are allergic to peanuts, and tree nuts, like we are, you probably have a stash of dum dum suckers somewhere. I know, I have blogged about these before, however, they really come in handy in our house. My kids love these, and this mom loves, that there is a safe easy treat available for them.

I was so excited to find, in the grocery store today, spangler mini candy canes, and mini dum dum candy canes, made by spangler. My kids are loving these also. We have not had one store bought Christmas type candy in the house yet, this December. Which is actually kind of nice, but, it is also kind of nice now the kids can have a special, SAFE, Christmas themed treat.

I also have a big box of Vermont Nut Free Chocolate on the way. The kids are going to be so surprised. Foil wrapped snowmen, skippers, chocolate gold coins, all the stuff the kids have been asking for, every time we walk down the Christmas isle. I can not wait to see their face when they get to dig in. Finally, Mommy does not have to say no, I am sorry we can not have those.

Hope you are all enjoying your holiday season. We have been sick, all of us, off and on in this house. It seems everyone is on the mend right now. We will visit the allergist again soon, stay tuned for updates.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Snot is upon us.

We have snot. I'm not talking a little either. Lots and lots of yucky snot. I just pray, that one time, just one time, maybe we can have snot, and a little sneezing and nothing else.

It always starts like this, then bam, we get hit with the big stuff. The cough, the breathing problems, mommy up all night, ER in the middle of the night for a steroid shot. Crying, inconsolable child, tired and worn out Mommy. I do not want to go there this time.

We are actually on day two with snot, usually we go south before now. I better get to bed, and rest now, just in case.