Saturday, July 3, 2010

4th of July

It has been very quiet around the house lately-praise God. No real issues to talk about except for the beach trip we took two weeks ago. It was a wonderful vacation however, Ty's skin was so pitiful. Between the sun, chlorine, sunscreen, and the sand-his skin really took a beating. One day at the beach, his skin got so bad we had to go inside; only to realize there were peanuts all over the beach area where he had been playing. Were they the cause of his outbreak? Who knows but we went in side and took benadryl and all was fine. There was definitely a new inconvenience at the beach this year. Having to cook every meal was a lot of work. And being in someone else's house made me a little paranoid about what might be on the pots and pans, counters, floors, carpets etc. However, we survived and created a lot of memories. I just can't wait until we can go on vacation and get to go out to eat and things like that.

Today we went to PMP for a little pre-4th of July swim. The kids had a blast and the pool was organizing some fun pool activities like float racing and water balloon tossing. They were only selling drinks until a little while later, they bring out the peanuts and pizza-yikes!!! But again, no real issue and Ty mainly stayed in the water. While we were there-we met another mom who has a little girl with a milk allergy and it was great talking with her and sharing stories. Its always nice to feel like you aren't alone. That doesn't happen often. I can't help but be envious of people who don't have to deal with this so I am thankful for the company :) I just can't wait until the day that we no longer have to deal with this and life is "safe." Here's to a fun 4th and a SAFE holiday. Oh, and a great cobbler recipe....

Peach Cobbler:

2 large cans of yellow cling peaches in heavy syrup
1 cup sugar
dash of cinnamon
1 box of Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix-make sure it only contains wheat and soy (no milk)
8 tbsp of Earth Balance Soy/Dairy Free butter

pour both cans of peaches and about half the syrup in an 8x10 pan. Add sugar and cinnamon and stir. pour the whole cake mix on top of peaches and drizzle melted butter on top. Bake at 350 for 45 min or until golden brown. be careful-amazing!!!!