Addie was very excited this morning by the crop of dandelions in our yard. She cried, "Sunflowers Momma, look!" I had to tell her that those weren't sunflowers. Addie was still excited about the sunflowers 30 minutes later when we got to daycare. I told her she could pick a yellow flower for her teacher. She very carefully examined the available flowers and picked just one for her teacher. I had thought she would just randomly grab a handfull, but Addie spent some time considering which flower would be the best. Addie was extremely proud carrying in the flower and giving it to Alyse.
I did a little bit of shopping last night for our roadtrip to South Dakota. Mostly just snacks for us to eat in the car and some emergency non-dairy food for Lily. I wanted to have some options on-hand just in case there wasn't a large selection of dairy free food to give her. Normally I don't buy prepackaged food for Lily anymore (or at least not a lot) because it's just easier (and safer) not to. I don't have to read the label on broccoli or chicken breasts.
I can't tell you how disappointed I am in Gerber products. Almost all of their Graduates line (toddler food) has dairy in it. I was only able to find a couple of their soups that didn't have dairy. I have written to the company, and ask that you help me out and do the same. Gerber has a contact us area where you can email them a request. Please request that they develop some allergy friendly options in their Graduates line and that they clearly label the allergens in their foods. (Under the ingredients it should say "contains: wheat, dairy and soy")