1.28.2008

If at first you don't succeed...



When Landon first started preschool 2 1/2 years ago Austin and I went to a school party with him. Austin saw some frosted sugar cookies and wanted one in the worst way. Of course he couldn't have one because of his food allergies. So.. we went to walmart and bought 101 cookie cutters (litterally! I was feeling ambitious, I guess) and set out to make our non-dairy, egg free version of a frosted sugar cookie.
Well, here we are two and half years later and FINALLY, we've done it! I've tried all kinds of recipes and each was one disaster after another (too sticky, too flat, too yucky...). Yesterday the kids and I tried again and this time I mixed non dairy cream cheese with soy vanilla pudding and used that in the recipe and the cookies were AMAZING! The kids loved it. Austin was so happy. He pulled a chair into the kitchen and sat there watching the cookies bake the whole time. He even helped do the dishes so he could frost his cookies sooner. What a kid. His first R E A L sugar cookie!

6 comments:

Kasey said...

Yay for Austin! You are the best mom ever to try so hard for him. I love how happy he looks!

Andrea said...

Oh Kendra, you are such a good mom to him! The cookies look awesome!

Veronica Reeve said...

Shessh! The things we take for granted. Sugar cookies! Who would have thought it could make a little boy so happy? That is a very sweet story. Congrats on your success!! Any other mother would have given up long ago. :)

{say.cheese} said...

OK. Is it silly that I got all teary reading this. For the LOVE of Sugar cookies. I'm SO excited for little mr. Austin!

LCFrohm said...

I love that story! I, too, take for granted all the things my kids don't have to put up with- like being lactose intolerant.
Our doctor today told us that now they're having kids wait till they're 2 years old before they start them on diary products.
I can't imagine that! But he said they're linking all the food allergies to that.
Crazy stuff!
You win MOM OF THE YEAR award! Such a trooper for Austin!
Thanks for sharing!
Lins

Shauntelle said...

You are such a great mom Kendra. I really admire you for trying so hard at things that sometimes seem trivial to us "grown-ups", but are so important in the eyes of a child. I think your kids will remember that even when they are all grown up!