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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Monday, May 12, 2008
Food Allergies & the Gymnastics Show
Yesterday was the beginning of the 11th AnnualFood Allergy Awareness Week. It is a great opportunity to get some extra information out there to help educate those not impacted by food allergies every day.

Today I will start with a nice surprise I got yesterday. The girls had their gymnastics show yesterday, which went extremely well. A few weeks ago, I had inquired about any food that would be served during the show. Of course, I was told there would be. I was told that they usually have soft pretzels (which do have dairy in them), sometimes hot dogs and chocolate. In talking with the man, he offered to forgo the chocolate and stick with the pretzels. Even though they contain dairy, they pose a much more minimal risk than chocolate. I confirmed this with him a few days before the show. When we arrived at the show yesterday, not only was there NO food in the lobby (aside from their vending machine which is always there), but this sign was hung at the entrance to the gym.

Some people really do care and will put out that little extra effort to ease the anxieties and risks of those families with food allergies. That little sign meant so much to me.

Alysa standing for the National Anthem

Jumping on the trampolene

Bear Walk

Ta Da! So proud of her medal, certificate & ribbon!

Kayla marching in

Showing off her stuff!

On the beam

Showing off her medal!

posted at 8:39 PM  

At 8:45 PM, Blogger MIUMIU said...

Nice to meet you, look at your blog sympathy.
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At 7:40 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Very cute pictures!! That's awesome that they put out the sign. At least that was one less thing that you had to totally stress about.

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sweet! Is she wearing her medal around the house?

I am VERY impressed that they hung that sign up, I agree some people really do care.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Typette said...

Awww it was a nice feeling to see that they put that sign up!!! Just to know that they care like that is very heart-warming.
The girls look so happy with their medals!!! I wish I had as much coordination as them!
Hope you had a nice Mother's Day :)

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

How awsome that he put that sign up on his own accord! It's nice that some people do get it and try to accomodate as best they can. The girls look so adorable doing their routines in those pictures!

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Amy said...

And it really is a way to show you care.

Cute pics by the way. Baby gymnists are SO cute!

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Blessed said...

What an awesome sign!

Congratulations to the girls!


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