Another hurdle -- Maddie's first gluten-free Halloween. And I have to say, it wasn't nearly as bad as I though it would be. My family has been wonderful -- a big thank you goes to my sister Heidi, who made a special batch of gluten-free cupcakes so that Maddie could have one at the annual pumpkin carving contest.
On Sunday, as Maddie was preparing to go Trick-or-Treating, she was less than enthusiastic. In fact, she was thinking about skipping it altogether. I asked if she was upset about not being able to eat a lot of the candy and she claimed that wasn't the problem. Once we got out, met up with her cousins and started going door to door, she perked right up and was out there running around the neighborhood and having a great time.
I used this usper helpful Halloween candy list from Alison over at Sure Foods Living -- it was so wonderful that she spent so much time compiling all this information and then shared it with us all! Something that could have been a disaster became almost fun as Maddie sorted her candy and we checked it against the list.
Maddie ended up with more than enough candy that was gluten free, and I'm feeling very hopeful as we enter the holiday season. I'm sure it will be a challenge, but we can handle it!