Here's a small glimpse into what's going on in our lives right now:
B started 4th grade! I can't believe it - 4th grade. She starts middle school next year (yup, our district has middle school 5th through 8th grade and the whole idea of it makes me insane), so I'm just enjoying my little girl. The big changes this year are that she doesn't carry her epinephrine to the playground any more (her principal takes all the kids epis in a cooler each day to the yard) AND she's not sitting at the peanut free table anymore. She was really starting to feel self conscious, and since she isn't airborne reactive, we are trying out her sitting at the regular tables with a buffer. All of her classmates have known her for years, so they instinctively know not to sit next to her if they have peanut butter in their snack or lunch. It's been working out great so far, and she feels less like the 'allergy kid'.
Along with school came B's anxiety. BIG TIME. She's just a creature of habit, and the beginning of the school year always brings a lot of anxiety until she's settled. That, coupled with her existing anxiety over her food allergies makes it challenging! How are you all dealing with anxiety?? We are lucky in that B's teacher is so supportive and helpful - don't know what we'd do without her!
Speaking of B, her birthday is next month (the day after mine!) and we are throwing a Candy themed party for her at her dad's house. So fun! I have a Pinterest board full of ideas - cannot wait to get all crafty! p.s. you can follow me on Pinterest if you want - I have an allergy board too as well as all sorts of random things.
Enjoy Life Decadence Bars
The fine folks at Enjoy Life sent us a box of each of their new Decadence Bars. Holy cow they are awesome!! B's favorites, in order, are:
- Cinnamon Bun
- Cherry Cobbler
- Chocolate Sunbutter
I tried them myself and every flavor is DELICIOUS (and I'm not just saying that) and the textures are great. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you really cannot go wrong with this brand. The care they put into their product development is outstanding and so apparent when you taste their products.
Thank you so much to Enjoy Life!
This is a personal one for me. I'm taking an online class called Mondo Beyondo and I'm just loving it. This is my second time and it's even better this time around. I highly recommend Andrea's classes. They really just help let your dreams out so you can make them a reality! No affiliate links or ads here, just my personal opinion.
B has asked for a day costume and an evening costume (jeez, what did I agree to??). Each year, B goes out trick or treating, gets all the candy she wants and then we either trade out unsafe candy for safe candy or she leaves the majority of it out for the Halloween Fairy and gets a treat in return (usually a small lego set or something equivalent). The funny thing is that she's a candy hoarder. I still have a bag of her halloween candy in the freezer from last year! I should probably throw that out LOL...
I'm still seeing the same guy. He's still traveling around constantly for work but his home is here with me and for that I am extremely grateful. Life is GOOD! :-)
Hope you are all doing great too. Please do join me over on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. I love interacting with you all and seeing what you're all up to!
I understand what it is to be nut free! I have everyone in my family trained with an EpiPen case of an incident, even my youngest. These Epi trainers are Cheap... http://aedclp.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=227. They let m kids practice (without actually stabbing anyone!:))
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