Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Momentous Occasion

In the interest of a) posting something not related to our California trip, and b) posting one more time so that the KU Football video I posted earlier this week gets bumped off the front page, I'm posting a record 3 times today!

Something happened yesterday that is most definitely a noteworthy event in our family. This particular event hasn't happened in about 30 years. I took some pictures to document the occasion--see if you can tell what happened.

In case you can't tell, Chad ate a tomato!!! While this might not seem like a big deal to most people, Chad hadn't purposely eaten a fresh tomato since he was about 6 years old. At that age, he tried a cherry tomato for the first time and had a severe allergic reaction. A few years later he tried another tomato, and again his tongue swelled up and broke out in a rash. He has avoided them like the plague ever since.

In the last few months, however, Chad has become interested in trying fresh tomatoes once again. He almost tried one while we were on vacation, but we decided that just in case he did have a reaction, it would probably be best if we were close to home when he made the attempt. Yesterday turned out to be the perfect day for his first tomato bite, partially because it was a long weekend and partially because Grandma had just purchased some fresh tomatoes at Pendleton's Country Market earlier in the day. Chad was feeling super brave and plopped some fresh tomato right onto his Quizno's sandwich!

The good news is that although Chad's tongue got a tiny bit irritated and itchy, nothing really terrible happened at all! It would appear that Chad has outgrown the tomato allergy of his youth! I'm excited that we can start enjoying more fresh tomatoes around here. :)

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