Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daily Peep: Trick or Treat #1 - The Mall

Peeper and I went to the mall this evening, for trick-or-treating and a costume contest.

We didn't really do any trick-or-treating (okay, I got a couple of pieces of candy), because I figured it would be hard to justify, but she did enter the contest.

She didn't win, but everyone said, "Awwwww" when she walked across the stage (with some help, of course).

And, we ran into GroceryBaby and one of his moms, so we hung out with them for a while.

Here she is, chilling out after her turn on the catwalk.


  1. Who said someone besides our Pepper won!?! Give me their name!

    And hey, if she trick or treats, you can process her candy for her. ;)

  2. The winner was an incredible homemade peacock costume, with real feathers, on an incredibly cute little 2 - 3 year old girl.

    I predicted she would in, and I would have voted for her.

    I knew, as cute as it is, that Peeper's store-bought costume didn't stand a chance of winning. It was too easy.

    I considered taking her bag and trick-or-treating, but it seemed kind of wrong.

    Also, as far as I'm concerned, if it's not chocolate, it's not candy, and although she does seem to be tolerating our forays into dairy pretty well, I probably shouldn't be eating a bag full of chocolate.

    And, as far as her eating it, most candy is either chocolate or choking hazard.

    That said, we're going trick-or-treating with Shrike's niece and nephew in her parents' neighborhood on Saturday, and we'll probably let her have one little piece of chocolate, and I'll probably have a bit, and then I'm thinking we'll give the rest of her haul to her cousins.

  3. Actually, if you like or even don't mind dark chocolate - once Hanukkah gets a little closer - you can look for kosher pareve chocolate coins which are dark chocolate coins that have no dairy in them. :)
    The Party Store down here is one of the few places that sells Hanukkah stuff so if you have one up there they might as well. Your area doesn't have a big Jewish population, does it?
    I don't know if The Party Store has the Pareve Coins but I've seen the coins there and didn't examine them too closely so they might have them in pareve dark chocolate. :) Just thought I'd mention it; I did think of you when the lady told me about them last Shabbat. She raved about them because her daughter (daughter-in-law??) is sensitive to dairy and loved them.

  4. Thanks!

    I think we have more of a Jewish population here than down there.

    There are a couple of very dark chocolates that are dairy free (anything > 75% cocao I think?) and I've also found vegan chocolate in the aisle with the organic stuff.

    All that said, we discussed it with Peeper's doc at her appt today, and described what I'm eating and how she's tolerating it, and he said it's likely she's out grown it, and gave me the go ahead to push it even more and see how she does.

    So, I think that I might not ought to sit down with a big bag of Hershey Kisses (as if I ever should've done that) but I'm not going to worry about things like whether there's milk in the chocolate anymore - unless we see that she's having trouble with it.

    I will continue to go with soy for my coffee, and that sort of thing, though.

    And I have no plans at all to give her any straight-up cows milk anytime soon, anyway.


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