We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we truly enjoyed ourselves. My mom made a delicious meal that was safe for Mac. As mentioned, we did have the one unsafe dish but it really wasn't a problem. Everyone knew the risk it posed and was very careful not to cross contaminate anything. We still prepared Cormac's plate before anyone sat down. So everything went according to plan.
We also made an unplanned stop at my husbands Aunts house where his whole family was having dinner. The cousins got to play a bit and we were able to say hello. Since it was unplanned, I was very nervous to stop by knowing there would be food out and they weren't expecting my peanut tree nut allergic kid. But when they found out we were on our way they removed the nuts they had out without us asking. Then we were watching him like a hawk because they still had food out (which is totally ok it's a party). Jim's cousin noticed and she just moved stuff out of his reach again with anyone saying anything. It was so wonderful to see how much this boy is loved by his whole family. We are truly blessed.
Cormac's 2nd Birthday!
Well as most of you read my little man turned two last week. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. Last year we had a huge party which was fun but a big undertaking. I don't know 1st birthday's are so special. This year we keep it to family and God Parents. We have a tiny house so inviting all his friends would have been insane. But he had his cousins and family around. It was so fun. We did appetizers, pizza and cake. Clean up was simple and we got to visit with everyone. Mac was a hoot and sang happy Birthday to himself. We practiced for weeks!
We got the cake for a tree nut and peanut free bakery in my parents home town. My mom usually makes the cake but we weren't sure if she was going to be in town for the party. She was but we had already ordered the cake. It was yummy and we would recommend it, but not as good as my moms. Since it was a Caillou theme party I had to go on a hunt for all the party supplies. We actually found the Caillou edible cake topped. I called to check for allergens even thought their website said it was free of common allergens. It wasn't too specific so a phone call was warranted. They were very nice and answered the phone on a Sunday even thought they were closed.
Since Caillou is a very hard to find I had to think out of the box. I went to ebay and etsy.com to find what I needed. I LOVE Etsy.com. If you are ever looking for handmade unique gifts of any kind this is the place. It's like a up scale, great quality craft fair online. The people are truly creative and talented. There are thousands of shops with items for decorating your home, a baby's room to jewelry and clothes. It's a dangerous place to go, lol but I love it.
Then the following Monday for his regular play date we did cupcakes with his 4 girlfriends. They had fun and so did I! We still have our niece's birthday next week. She's truing one! It's crazy how fast it all goes. My wonderful Sister in-law called to talk food to make sure there was something he could have. She really is great about it. After that it's Christmas and then we are done with the holiday season. I do like the holidays but they are totally exhausting when you add the birthdays and holiday parties to it.
Also watch out for this Months Guest Blogger Laura on Take Over Tuesday! She will be telling us about he son Jack, and his first food trial. He did it a few days before Thanksgiving! She also has a blog Treats 4 me 2 with some great cooking advise. I need it because I HATE cooking!