Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sister on Skates

Thank goodness for the wall. She was able to get around pretty good with the security of the wall. I think using the rentals was a better idea than her blades as she seemed to be a little more comfortable.

Leona's Birthday Party

It's hard to discuss personal matters on blogs. You never know who might be reading them. Maybe one day her mother will read this and realize how much she's missed out on her daughters life because of her selfish drug use.

Leona turned ten! [Since last year her mother dropped her off at a park (stole the gift cards, money and left her daughter there for a birthday party with nothing and no one but me...) this year I was determined to make sure this girl had a real birthday party and that her mother didn't ruin it.]

We started with invitations custom made for her special day. She was allowed to invite ten friends to the skating rink for 2 hours of special fun.

We did a ton of balloons, pizza and chicken fingers, cotton candy, soda and a ton of glow in the dark accessories. My mother made fancy blue cupcakes with horse toppers. She is obsessed with horses so we made sure to incorporate them.

She opened our gift and sqealed so loud I thought maybe a bug had jumped into the bag. She screamed "My aunt made this for me her self!". I made her a hand crocheted teal hat with beige flower and black and beige stripe (It's one of my hidden talents... I do sell them if anyone reading this blog ever cared).

She was ecstatic jumping up and down then saw the matching shirt with a glittering picture of a horse and long pants. I was near tears. I watched as I have never seen her so happy or smile so large. 

Grama made gift bags for the kids. It was really thoughtful. They included beaded bracelet kits where you can make your own beaded My Little Pony type bracelet, Glow in the dark bracelets, rings, bubbles and a cowboy bandanna.

Madison of course idolizes her big cousin. She wasn't quite able to keep up with her on skates but Leona was so good to her to include her in everything even thought she is five years younger than her. 

We have discussed adoption of both Leona and her older brother. It is a big deal to agree to accept two more children into your home. Not only two more kids but older kids with a troubled background. I wish things were different, Maybe one day the kids will know how much we tried and how much we love them, or even better maybe one day his sister will stop stealing money, doing drugs and abandoning her children. 

The worst part his parents don't want us to take the kids. I get that sort of. I mean they don't want to burden us with them or maybe it is selfish reasons they think they don't want to take them away from their daughter, but she shouldn't be allowed to abuse those kids the way she does. Either way when his parents pass and there is no more unlimited funds, the daughter will be gone... and then what will happen to the kids. The damage their mother has inflicted on them is already done, but I swore I would be there no matter what so I will continue to fight for them and if I must I will plan and ensure they have every holiday and party as my kids would. 

Legally I don't have much backbone to stand on. To adopt them I would have to buy a bigger house to prove I am a better option than where they currently reside. The issue then becomes a matter between my husband and myself... I would have to turn in his sister and his parents... and then what problems would that cause in my own marriage... and if it didn't work out worse case they would be turned over to the state. I have my moments where I wonder if that would be a better option... but this day was not one of them. She was the happiest little girl I had ever seen. I don't think I've even seen my own children this elated before.

Jace on Skates

Leona turned 10 this week. I put together a party for her at the Crystal Palace Skating rink here in Las Vegas. My husband and I grew up there so I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I started skating when I was four years old. I continued through serious competitive roller speed skating until I was sixteen. My husband was the coolest skater I knew (but don't tell him I said that). Yes we've known each other that long. (a strange but cool story I suppose lol).

The skating rink is the same place just completely different. The carpet was changed it is intense but fun. The lighting is completely different with new technology LED glow lights everywhere. They changed a lot, which I am sure is necessary if you want to stay an active business.

The saddest part. There is no more roller-speed skating. Not a single team here. I guess it was a popular thing in the 90's and died off when ice-speed skating was introduced into the 2002 Winter Olympics. I knew when they were scouting for Olympic Development in about 1996 they were ecstatic at the possibilities of skating int he Olympics, but I knew if it went ice no one would be interested in roller.

Now 12 years later there is no roller-speed team left in Las Vegas. 
So back to the party... We invited 10 girls and the rest family. I had no intention of skating. My daughter brought some skates she had received from Grama. Jace tried to run onto the floor first chance he got. Hence we both ended up in skates.

He tried to take off with only one skate on. I was surprised they fit since they are a size too big. He was determined. I thought I was little when I started but almost two and he is on roller skates. I think because it is in his bones. I mean their parents met at the skating rink. Without that place my life would be drastically different for one I wouldn't have met my husband.

I suppose his fascination with the skates makes sense since he loves everything and anything with wheels. They were adorable. I was surprised. When you are a "speed-skater" you don't wear the gross rental skates. However they are new. Thank goodness! I would've been a little weird-ed out if they were the exact same skates from when I was little. 

When I was younger the floor was a little different. I would plop myself on the floor for whatever reason. Now it just felt so foreign. It has changed a lot seeing as with speed-skating and then came roller-hockey the rink smelled like sweat, dirty feet and grease. It of course was a very distinct smell. I didn't know at the time but my younger sister would always tease me when I got home from practice (and we practiced 3 times a day for Regionals) that I smelled like the skating-rink. I thought cool, but it really wasn't a compliment.

NOW it didn't smell. They must've upgraded their AC units or ventilation or since there is no more speed-skating or dirty hockey gear there is less sweat and dirty feet everywhere. 

He seemed to be fascinated with the wheels. Part of me is sad though my kids will never know the thrill of being on a competitive speed-skating team or racing the way I knew it. Sure skating at the public sessions is fun I did it every day sometimes multiple sessions a day, but it just isn't the same as racing. 

Maybe by the time they are old enough to race they will start another team. The owner's son or possibly the owner now did say it comes and goes but it was huge in the 90's that is for sure.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No Apples Lunch

The goal was to get through the week with no apples and no outbreaks. Yesterday after lunch and before the pear sauce Jace looked GREAT.

He had goat yogurt mixed with a corn puff organic cereal. I half expected a bright red reaction but there was NONE. My worries about him being allergic to the yogurt though are still there. 

This is him after lunch and before his pear sauce. There isn't a photo after he ate the pears because he didn't want them. You can see the small raspberry patch on the side of his mouth. This is a drastic improvement from what he originally looked like, but it flares up and can split open. The problem is when it cuts open food get in it along with dirt and bacteria causing it to become infected. We worry about staph and those horrible skin infections that could cause serious harm if not scaring.

Jace was still hungry after dinner last night. We had pork and brown rice. After which my husband gave him another carrot pancake. He appeared extremely happy and didn't have any breakout. He was still hungry which I don't blame him since I feel like his food intact is limited to such a small variety. 

We gave him a bowl of goat yogurt and within two minutes he broke out in hives all down his chin around his lips and side of his face. It was bright red. I don't understand how the SAME yogurt will give him a reaction at dinner but won't be a problem at lunch. It just doesn't seem fair.

Last night I was forced to give him more benadryl. Of course we have to make sure it is the dye free kind and cannot be cherry or grape flavored. This was bubblegum flavored. He seems to like to take it just wish I knew what it did to his body. It scares me to think what the damage or the long term effect could be.

This morning his belly was flat and his face looked fantastic. After his two pancakes he seemed a little red. Not anything I would suggest a reaction. I also gave him a carrot banana smoothie. I feel like the vitamin A helps him. Since he is allergic to all the ingredients in the vitamins I feel like he needs them somewhere.

Today I did not give him any apples or yogurt. I am sure he is going to be disappointed at snack time, but we will see if it makes a difference. The fluid definitely had subsided over night. He was babbling the entire way to the sitters. 

The idea is that with every allergic reaction there is fluid and mucus it is our bodies natural defense. The problem is that with him it is constant. So his ears are always filled with fluid hence why he doesn't speak. The alternative is tubes, but with his severe reactions the doctor is worried that putting him under could cause a worse reaction that would set us back to the beginning. Doesn't seem fair...

Condition Update - Apples

Our adventure with no apples hasn't been a very successful one. He woke up looking fantastic yesterday morning. I was a little cautious when I gave him his pancakes. (organic modified batter I made baked in a donut tin. The kids LOVE them.)

I usually add apples to the batter but this time I omitted the apples and added extra carrots instead. if he is allergic to apples I need to make sure he doesn't come in contact with them at all. When he woke he had a slight rash under his lip but not an angry, aggressive outbreak like he normally has after he eats.

He looked great after breakfast. I was pleasantly surprised.

Yesterday for lunch however he did not want anything to do with the pear sauce. He loves the sour foods and any type of fruit he spits out. He would be content with living off plain sour goat yogurt if I let him. 

His belly was almost completely flat Tuesday morning. My husband says it doesn't matter what he eats it is when he eats that he has a reaction. 

Is it possible he is allergic to his own saliva? 

I mean he drools and everything passes over his face. I have noticed if certain foods get on his face it is an instant allergic reaction. There has to be an answer or an alternative. I am not ready to believe this cannot be solved or that he will live like this for the rest of his life. I also am not ready to put him on allergy meds and subject him to that sort of lifestyle for the rest of his life.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Springs Preserve Halloween

Springs Preserve
333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 822-7700

Haunted Harvest Event

Spooktacular fun for all ages awaits those who dare enter the Spring Preserve's annual Haunted Harvest. The family-friendly event features a haunted hay maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo, live entertainment from Mad Science and Halloween High's Monster Bash, and much more spooktacular fun.
For an additional $3 for members and $5 for non-members, guests can take a "haunted" train ride down our trails! These train rides sell out fast - be sure to get your tickets as soon as you arrive!

The Haunted Harvest Event was my mom's idea. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was worth it. Advice would be buy your tickets early and plan to arrive early. When we were leaving the line stretched out the facilty to the parking lot and they closed it down completely due to the crowd.

The Springs Preserve of course is here in Las Vegas. The Springs Preserve is a 180 acre area of preserved land dedicated to the maintaining the natural habitat of this area being Southern Nevada or more importantly Las Vegas. I've live here my entire life and I have never seen the natural landscape seeing as everything is modernized with Casinos and tourist industry. It is worth it whether it is for this event or not.

My favorite is the traveling exhibits and of course the educational attractions. We are members so we visit quite often. Each month they offer a new attraction.

This month we plan to also see the Dia de Muertos being held the weekend of Halloween (November 1st and 2nd).

Dia de Muertos 

This 3,000-year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones is full of joy and tradition.

This family-friendly event blends rich customs with exciting activities such as live theater and dance performances, mariachis, face painting, sugar skull decorating and an art exhibition.

For an additional $3 for members and $5 for non-members, guests can take a "Legends from Old Mexico" train ride down our trails! Tickets for this go fast—be sure to buy them as soon as you arrive.

Of course our membership allows us to enter the park free but we still must pay for tickets to the additional events such as the Haunted Harvest Event and the Dia de Muertos.

Madison is going to be Elsa for Halloween. We decided since it was too hot for her full gown dress costume and matching cape that we would just wear hats. Me being Anna.

We stopped first at the MAD SCIENCE. I don't know who the scientist is that put the show together as I haven't seen her around before, but she was brilliant. I LOVE her! She was so happy to be there and engaged the kids. It was fantastic just to watch her. Madison absorbed a ton of information and had fun doing it. Couldn't stop talking about this substance (dry ice) that is colder than Antarctica, but also made up of this gas we breath out. (Carbon Dioxide)

Second stop was the petting zoo which Jace stayed in the stroller for. Followed by a maze of haunted booths and trick or treating. It was a lot of fun to see but as it got later the crowds got bigger. There was a concert happening in the front amphitheater area with booths designed for kids to play. Madison also was able to design her own cookie. We did not ride the train though as the tickets were sold out by the time we reached the area.

Family! We rarely get to bring everyone out to family events. It is one thing I regret most and wish we could do more of. With Jace being so sick it put a huge toll on us, and I know we cater to his needs more often putting Madison out because he has to leave. This time Nana and Papa came so they could take her should Jace have a problem.

Dad drove so our fancy stroller wasn't in the back of his truck, which this place isn't the best with small children and no stroller. Luckily for the event they had these available. 

We arrived 15 minutes before the event started and so glad we did. The line extended through the grounds and toward the parking lot. We arrived just in time so we weren't lost in the back of the line. We printed tickets ahead of time due to my mother being prepared so we walked right up to the front.

I told Jace to go get his spider-man hat. He loves the crocheted hat of his favorite superhero except he saw Madison wearing hers and says 'rawwwwwrrrrr' then storms back to his room. I wasn't sure why because his hat was in the living room. He comes back wearing these hair antenna looking headband. He wanted to wear this to the event not his spider-man hat. Not sure what we are going to do for Halloween and it is only a short amount of time away.

Fall Harvest Festival

Our local Trader Joe's store was offering a day of free pumpkin carving and face painting from 8am - 1pm last Saturday. They do the event every year, but in previous years Madison was a little too small. Jace of course was a bit small to carve a pumpkin. 

This year I let Madison design and carve her own pumpkin. They offered her a pumpkin and pen. She decided she wanted to do a "real" jack-o-lantern face. Of course I thought that was a great idea because it meant I had to do minimal supervision over the drawing and could watch Jace. Also it was her practicing her shapes.

The cutting tools were maybe as kid-friendly as a cutting tool could be. They were a small toothpick looking devices that cut nicely through the pumpkin. Madison did the eyes, nose and the bottom half of the mouth. She got a little squeamish when it came to pulling out the cut out pieces.

Jace stood at the edge of the table and watched Madison carve out her pumpkin. I was impressed at how well he behaved he was during the whole thing. You wouldn't guess by the look in the photo. He wanted no part of that haystack. I don't blame him those probably aren't the best place for anyone with extreme allergies.

Madison did face painting. She chose a ladybug option luckily it was small. I wasn't too big on the face painting idea. Usually she opts out of those, but a friend did it so she of course wanted to have the same design as her friend.

I have noticed at not just this event but even at her school, people buy the acrylic paints to pain kids faces. I may have to do some research to investigate this. I don't want to be that parent, but my goodness it weirds me out.  I cannot imagine the paint is very safe to be put on skin let alone your cheek with a ton of blood vessels right there. It is toxic, I mean just smell it. I thought there were actual face paints you could buy, but then again I've seen a few posts on facebook about girls who wore the specific "eye make-up" decals and received high level chemical burns. 

The last time the red gave her skin a bit of a rash. This time she did a black lady bug and it came off with wet wipes fairly easily. I felt bad last time she came straight home and washed her face. I couldn't tell if it was because it hurt or if she knew by the conversation I had about what is in the paint where did you get the paint that she knew it was chemicals.

Zane's Birthday at Kids Kingdom

Kids Kingdom - Las Vegas Indoor Playground

4975 S Fort Apache Rd #101,
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 294-0226
This is something I have been searching for since Madison was small. Living in Las Vegas in the middle of the summer is no fun for small children. They want to run and play at the park, but if you don't get there before 7am it's too hot to ride on any of the slides unless there is a lot of water or a ton of shade. A few parks in the area offer these options, but most places don't. This indoor playground concept has a few facilities, but this place has been the best we've found so far.

A friend of mine had her son's birthday at Kids Kingdom. At first I was worried about taking Jace since he is so sensitive to everything. A kids playground made for little children made me so nervous. My first thought was it was a breeding ground for germs and I cannot afford for my children to get sick. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

The facility was very clean. The center of the room has a large assortment of toys to play with, tables for parents and large leather couches. 

Off to the right when you first walk in a baby center area with a bookcase of small toys and playmats for smaller children so they don't get trampled by the walkers.

In the far back is a large jungle gym type unit with a swing, ball pit, trampoline, slide, climbing area, and tunnel. My daughter seemed to like this area the most. It isn't designed for adults but was set up well enough that Jace couldn't climb up too high to get out of my reach.

Jace loved this push me car. There is no bottom so of course a taller person has to push the rider around. He spent at least 30 minutes in the small car being pushed around by either myself of Madison.

There were two different ball pits. One in the center of the room where I could watch him. The bigger kids wanted to jump into the ball pit, which of course Jace would then copy. The second ball pit is in the jungle gym which has a slide that shoots directly into another ball pit area made for a little bigger kids.

This was another item that Jace loved. This train is battery powered and traveled around the tracks set out. He loved it. The controls allows the rider to go forward, stop, and reverse. Jace however just kept going around and around. I was able to sit on the lovely couch after pushing him around in the toy car.

We enjoyed the event so much we signed up to have Jace's 2nd birthday party here. The party packages appeared somewhat reasonable approximately $300.00 for two hours of fun. A private party with 15 children included drinks and decorations. The biggest selling point for us was that the facility will also be closed to the public. We will have 2 hours of play time and a separate room for cake and presents should be choose to open them.

The only items I am required to bring are cake and snacks. They also have available items for purchase should people get hungry or want additional items. We cannot wait!

Town Square

Town Square Las Vegas
6659 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Town Square is like a large European style village made up of a variety of shops. It is a well planned and very spacious outdoor mall. The taller buildings offer shade from the blazing sun. The individual kiosks offer warmth in the winter.

We love the shops, and it is designed better than the downtown outlet mall both of which are outside. We don't go here very often though because it is off the strip. It isn't exactly far but with traffic it could take 45 minutes if not longer just to get home. 

During the holidays the traffic around the area with Christmas shopping and being just off the strip makes it potentially an even longer trip. We have figured out too to plan our trips around movie times so the let out isn't as bad either.

However, they do offer really good food options and a fun play area for the kids. I prefer going to this park during the summer because of the large water area. The water play area is a huge flat rectangle made of soft squish material that doesn't burn you bare feet so you don't have to keep your shoes on.

We prefer this in the summer because the water area keeps the kids cool. In the winter the water of course is shutdown limiting the attraction as Jace is still a bit little be climbing up the steep ladders to the tree-house. In the area they also have train rides, a tree house, slides, a kid theater, and a fun hedge maze to get lost in. 

You can see he was a little nervous to go in the water. I don't blame him. The water is clean and it appears to be recycled which is great for our area being a desert. Only it smells like a pool. With all the children they have to have some precautions set in place.

My children have never been those kids that run through the water and come back soaked. Although I say that and this day Madison did end up soaked.

There is also a small area clubhouse with a stove and fridge etc. Jace loved the windows. Although I had to grab him a few times because he wanted to climb out the windows. This would a be great for a backyard. If only my husband was a builder... 

Sister love

Usually it is precious how much they love each other. However lately Jace is getting into the "mine" and personal space phase. I suppose it is hard having all your toys taken by your big sister. He has resulted in taking her toys which is quite entertaining to see what toys he will play with of hers since they are all princess and pink.

Madison of course has no understanding of personal space. She sits as close as she possibly can to anyone she is next to. This is not only limited to our family which can be awkward when you go to the store or random places like the library. It's her personality she has such a loving heart its hard to tell her people don't like that. Brother on the other hand will shove or push her out of the way. 

Tivoli Village Park

Tivoli Village Summerlin 

440 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

We went to the park at Tivoli Village on a Sunday morning. It was a very different experience than during the Saturday Farmer's Market but always worth the trip. 

My children love the park. I love the fact that the grass is clean (fake grass) and the facility or the park area is completely enclosed. The top has a nice shade casing to keep the sun off the kids which helps on the extremely hot days.

My son had a great week and his skin was looking up so we spent an extra hour at the park. When it is windy or rainy it makes it hard to stay outdoors due to his condition. The other thing I love about this park is it is exceptionally clean. I don't know if it also has something to do with the Tivoli. I have found that most parks operated by the city aren't maintained as frequently as say others.

Most of the toys are plastic which I assume to be wiped down easily enough. Yes, my daughter is wearing a princess dress. She was Cinderella for the day and very excited to wear her dress to the park. 

There is a new Downtown Summerlin mall that just opened. We had hoped for something kid friendly like this. So far on our first trip to the new Downtown Summerlin Mall we have yet to find anything kid friendly like the Tivioli park, but we will keep looking. 

There is a bit of construction in the Tivioli area perhaps to compete with the Downtown Summerlin Mall and a security guard mentioned they plan to have a water area and additional parks for the kids.

We visit this park a lot for more posts and photos see my additional post - Farmer's Market

Homemade Pear Sauce

Pear Sauce Ingredients:
8 medium ORGANIC unpeeled pears (wash, core and slice)
1 tablespoon ORGANIC maple syrup
½ cup water
1/8 teaspoon vanilla (gluten free)

Large cooking Pot
Wooden spoon
Blender or food processor

Cooking Directions:
Place ½ cup water in large pan with pear slices. You do not want the pears to burn or stick to the bottom of the pan so you will need to stir often with a wooden spoon.

Heat water to a small boil. The pears will start to shift color. Turn heat to medium to low , add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (organic maple syrup not the conventional store bought high fructose corn syrup imitation), add 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla and cook for 25 minutes.

Mixing Directions:
Let pears cool for 5-10 minutes.
Dump any excess water into a small jar. You shouldn't have much but if you do keep it aside if needed. Dump pear mixture into a food processor or blender. I used the Vitamix blender on the smoothie setting. I recommend starting at a slow pulse. Mix pear mixture until desired texture.

Best when served warm. If you are not eating this right away, I recommend placing the remaining mixture in a small glass container with lid for up to 3-5 days in refrigerator.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Doctor Visit 10/10/2014

Doctor's visit update:

10/10/2014 Doctor visit follow up on allergies.

Ears update: Fluid in one ear. One ear he is able to hear. Should be able to babble more fluidly. Right ear has fluid. Minimal if any sound is passing through.


Allergy medication - research Singular for children. Give Jace 1/2 tsp of Benadryl for 1 week every night regardless of outbreak situation to see if the medication makes a difference. Benadryl must be dye free.


Gave Jace Benadryl every night for 1 week Friday to Friday. He had a red patch on his mouth when we started, but looked better than he had a in a long while. The hives on his arms and legs had subsided drastically.

This week however after we administered the dye free form of Benadryl he has a red crusted patch on his lip just under his mouth on the right side and left side. His arms, legs and now belly are covered in red hives.

Allergy List - October

Allergic Food List:

Wheat, Dairy (includes milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt), Coconut, Soy (oil, beans), Nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia, pine nuts), Seeds (sesame, pumpkin, flax), Tomatoes, Pineapple, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Lemon, Lime, Oranges, Citric Acid, Sweet Potatoes, Beans (black beans, pinto beans, lentils), green beans, peas, oregano, cinnamon

Non-Food Allergic Items: 

dogs, polyester, carpet, petroleum (Vaseline), mold, disposable diapers, red and blue dye

This week (10/20/2014) we decided to omit Organic Apples and Apple Sauce from our diet. Pending results as to whether it will be added to the list above or not.

Pending Allergy test outcome

Extreme Allergies - Omit Apples

What do you do for a child with severe food allergies?

I am falling apart as a mother. This has been an ongoing battle for almost two years. I am blogging about it because I need a place to document everything but mostly to vent. It’s hard to chart in notebooks and shift through everything at doctor visits. I feel like my brain can’t hold much more. I also feel like they think I am making this up like I want my child to be sick or like I am not trying hard enough.

My child is allergic to everything. I say that and adults give me the flat mouthed stare and comment about they too are “gluten free”. Thank you for your sympathy, but I only wish we were gluten free. My child is not intolerant to gluten he has extreme food allergies.

My two year old is allergic to the top foods that others may understand:Wheat, Dairy (includes milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt), Coconut, Soy, Nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia, pine nuts), Seeds (sesame, pumpkin, flax) Corn, but is also allergic to Tomatoes, Pineapple, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Lemon, Lime, Oranges, Citric Acid, Sweet Potatoes, Beans (black beans, pinto beans, lentils), oregano, cinnamon and non-food items: dogs, polyester, carpet, petroleum (Vaseline includes most lotions, and ointments), mold, disposable diapers, and red and blue dye (which is in almost all kids antibiotics).

These are only the items we know about. We have not tried any fish which why would we with this many allergies. Still my child breaks out in massive hives every day. A small patch on the bottom of his lip is always red, angry and inflamed. His arms are speckled with hives. His back has massive patches that look like road rash.

The skin doctor called it eczema. Only everything you use to treat eczema makes it progressively worse including steroid creams. We've moved beyond skin doctors. However to most doctors it has turned into a guessing game as to what he can eat. Can he really be allergic to so many things?

This week we have omitted apples from our diet. I know another item on our long list of food we cannot eat. I have tried different types of apples from Gala, Fuji, Honey Crisp, etc. This week apples are on our do not eat list.

I already know that conventional items do not work due to the chemicals infused in the food, but also they coat the food with either soy wax or bees wax, either way it’s toxic to my child. This week I had bought Organic Honey Crisp apples from Whole Foods originally from Washington. I prefer fruits from Washington because it is one of three states that banned the use of the pesticides commonly used on strawberries. [President Bush (2002) pushed to legalize a specific pesticide used on strawberries pushing it high up on the dirty dozen list].

Organic apples are something we thought he could eat, but his belly is still enlarged with fluid from something he is eating so apples are on our do not eat list this week.

Omitted: Organic Apples and Organic Apple Sauce
This week we are replacing apples with pears to see if this has an effect on his outbreaks.

Lunch this week includes: goat yogurt (Wholefoods brand ONLY because he is allergic to a bacteria in other brands) pear sauce, and goat cheese with gluten free bread.

We were eating a lot of organic apple sauce, but this week we are omitting apples so I had to come up with something for him to eat.

For the complete recipe I used see my Homemade Pear Sauce Recipe