Monday, May 24, 2010

The girls are making pizza for "Kids Night Out"

I am sure you know by now that the four of us love Kids Night Out at Alena's school. Our activity in the afternoon of the day of "Kids Night Out" is to make the pizza. I generally make the dough alone or with help of the girlies, and the girls put all the toppings on the pizza. Last Friday I took pictures (yeah we have our camera back...) of the girls making the pizza :) - Pepperoni and Asparagus it was very, very delicious :)))

Mia Rose at the Trapze

More...Do Jump! Performance 5/24/2010

A little more....

Mia Rose's Do Jump! Performance

The proud mother (that is me) would like to share Mia Rosie's performance today. Thank you!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Gourmet Cookie Mixes"

This was just released!

Rise 'N Roll Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Gourmet Cookie Mixes"
Thu, 20 May 2010 16:48:00 -0500

Rise 'N Roll Bakery of Middlebury, IN, is recalling all varieties of its 20 ounce jars of Rise 'N Roll Specialties "Gourmet Cookie Mixes" because they may contain undeclared Milk products. People who have allergies to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Recall undeclared MILK, soy & wheat Dominguez Family Entrrprises Mexican Bread Product

Please click on link for details on this recall

Dominguez Family Enterprises Issues Allergy Alert on Mexican Bread Product
Tue, 18 May 2010 15:43:00 -0500

Dominguez Family Enterprises, of Hood River, Ore., is voluntarily recalling three Mexican bread products due to undeclared Whey (Milk), Soy Flour, and Wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Whey (Milk), Soy Flour, and Wheat could run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consumed these products.       

Thursday, May 13, 2010

RECALL: BIGS original salted & roasted sunflower seeds contains undeclared MILK product

This recall was just issued

Minnesota Firm Issues Recall Due to Undeclared Dairy Allergen in Certain Sunflower Seeds
Thu, 13 May 2010 12:37:00 -0500

Ryt-way Industries LLC of Lakeville, MN is voluntarily recalling select BIGS ® Original Salted & Roasted Sunflower Seeds because they may contain dairy ingredients that were not declared on the packaging. The product is packaged in 5.35oz plastic bags with BEST BY Dates of 30MAY2011 and 31MAY2011 with an individual bag UPC code 896887002196.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day...some thoughts from this mothership :)

Lately I have been thinking a lot about life. Life in general and about getting older. The girls getting older, me getting older and that contrary to my thoughts a couple of years ago I actually enjoy it. Okay - the girls getting older that is :) I also enjoy my added experiences that come along with aging, but I certainly do not enjoy the additional grey hair, wrinkles etc. Now that I have that straightend out let me tell you what I have been thinking. And yes, this post has nothing to do with Galactosemia. Just plain old mothership thoughts...

Alena first started Preschool when she was 3. My cute little pumpkin and I looked around in the school wow all those huge kids. Yes, I kid you not I registered all kids older than 3 or 4 as huge kids. Those huge kids certainly were not cute, only the littles. I was all consumed by melancholy realizing that soon my cute tiny little pumpkin would be one of those huge kids. Oh, what would I do??? Now fast forward to 2010. Alena is now in Kindergarten at the same school. The Kindergartener's are the oldest children attending the school. Oh, and how cute they are. Every single one of them and there are also the little kids. Even Mia Rosie is no longer a "little". I am so excited that Alena is now a big kid. She is learning to read and write. We can have great conversation, we talk about books, animals, nature....oh all the wonderful things. It is so exciting to see her as well as Mia Rosie grow, and see how they develop into these wonderful individuals. All the previous years just weave into this fantastic if I could only figure out how to add music to this post because surely I would be playing "Tapestry" by Carole King...Yes, I am not kidding - I totally would and I love Carole King :) - There is one side note I would like to make...the thought of Galactosemia, or metabolic disorder never crosses my mind. There is no difference between our children, and somebody else's children...

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What a day!!!

What a day yesterday was. First Doc appointment, next fun lunch, next visit to Ikea to get pillow case for Alena's school play, next rest, and the last plan of the day was for Alena to go to Do Jump! class. Well, that did not happen and instead we ended up visiting the ER at Legacy Emmanuel Children's Hospital. What happened? Well, Alena was so excited for class that she went ahead to go to the car. She jumped off the front step, slipped, and fell right into the front step. There was blood everywhere, a huge gauge in her chin...really, not just a scrape but the skin was gaping open. Just as I was trying to figure out how to stop the bleeding, our friend stopped by...she calmed all three of us down. Well, she calmed Alena and me down. Mia Rosie was just so good...all she said was "I don't want Ninni to be hurt.." Our friend ran back home, put gauze on the wound, and taped it up. I then took both girls to the ER and was prepared for it to take hours. Was I wrong! We got there, we checked in, Alena got her bracelet (much to her delight), and within 5 minutes we were seen by the nurses. Another 5 minutes later the physician came in and took a look. No shots were necessary - as thankfully all vacinations are up-to-date - as they applied a topical anestetic. It was great because I think Alena's greatest fear is to get a shot...after 30 minutes they were ready to sew it up. One of the nurses was so kind to take Mia Rose along to the Nurse Station, and I stayed and held Alena's hands. I have had to look the other any case, the physician used a very small needle and sutured it all up. It took about six stiches. The physician, as well as all the nurses were just amazing.

I have to say that this really shook me up. It just takes a split second for something to happen. I am still a bit shaken-up. Thankfully Alena is all better. I got her early from school today and all she wanted to do was get a movie. So you know what she picked at Movie Madness? "Princess and the Frogs" and a box of Junior Mints :) The people at Movie Madness were so nice. Alena told them what happend and they gave her the box of Junior Mints to feel better. Isn't that sweet?!

Alright here is to getting better...we have to run to pick-up Mia Rosie from school :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lunch with Mia Rose

What a day! Mia Rose and I usually have fun together on our Wednesday
mornings. Not so much this morning as I had a doc appointment
scheduled for myself. Mia Rose was so good! She read her books,
played with toys...quite amazing :) In any case, I had originally
planned to take her to the Wednesday Market after the appointment but
guess what? It rained...with not enough time left to go to OMSI I
asked her what she wanted to do. "pizza" was her answer so here we are
at Hotlips Pizza on Hawthorne. Both of us had a delicious slice of
fresh yummy pizza. Yes, you read correct they also had a slice for my
little girl. Hotlips actually has vegan foccacia every day. Today's
selection was cilantro pesto, potatoes, olives, onion, and roasted
garlic. Yum! Mia Rise loved it, topped it with nutritional yeast and
ate the entire (!) slice. Ok - I admit to having had a couple of bites
but no more.

Hotlips had several locations here in Pdx. Check it out at

Have a great day!


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