We made it through December.
This is harder than it sounds. Not only did we have one Christmas to get through, we had three–plus Logan’s 5th birthday.
For the most part, Christmas food was OK. Logan had a couple gluten-free-but-not-sugar-free Christmas cookies, as I wrote about in my last post, and we let him have some SnapPea Crisps that we’d put in the off-limits category when we started GAPS. I also gave him some cookies I found at the natural food store made from raw, organic cacao powder, dates, sprouted sesame seeds and coconut–I’m not sure if they’re GAPS legal or not, but to be honest, I’m getting past the point of caring. Our diet is so incredibly strict that it’s hard to imagine this snack with a smidge of natural sugars, no gluten and no dairy be that bad. Plus, everyone deserves a treat at Christmas.
His birthday was going to be a bigger challenge. I asked my husband to make another recipe from Against All Grain, and he spent a couple days mulling it over. It looked hard. He made one batch the weekend before Logan’s birthday as a practice run, then spent seven hours the following Saturday making three batches for the party, which about 40 people were coming to. And he knocked it out of the park, of course.
The party was insane, of course, with 15 5-year-olds running around and about that many adults milling about, too. I hadn’t expected that many people to show up — the past few years, only a small percentage of people invited came because it’s so close to Christmas — so I figured this year I’d just invite everyone in hopes a good number could make it. Panic struck me as the RSVPs started rolling in, but I was thrilled Logan would have so many people celebrating him. And even though it was madness, the entire day was super fun, perfect for the Superhero-themed party for our own super kid.
Feeling: Excited for 2015!