Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

We went to Miss Melony's annual ginger bread house party. Dominic was so excited! He had been on sugar restriction for several days and was eagerly awaiting the sugar overload. =)
The houses are made of graham cracker and hot glue. Then each person gets a tray filled with little cups of candy, cereal, marshmallows, etc. Then we used royal icing to make the candy stick to the house.
Miss Melony and Dominic.Checking to see where he can add more candy and "sugar". To Dominic anything that is sweet is called sugar. He found out that not all candy is "sugar". He was allowed to eat the occasional piece of candy with my permission as we made the house. He tried licorice first and said "Yuck! I thought candy tasted good, Mom." Then later he tried peppermint and said it was "too hot and spicy."Miss Melony took our picture.
He was so careful about where he placed everything. He just didn't want to end when he filled the house so he made a garden, a walkway, a tree, and a bonfire outside the house.
I had been so proud of him for not tasting everything. Then the lady next to us mentioned that her entire thing of Twizzlers was missing. Dominic admitted that he'd eaten it. He'd also eaten most the M&Ms and some of the sugared cereal.I ended up making the one for Caitlin. This was right after her dr appt that I was informed that she needed to eat a lot of fat. But with my history of hyper I wasn't about to feed her candy. So I put her into this little bucket seat and she sat for most of the hour eating animal crackers and pretzels.

Needless to say, Dominic was wired all evening and is now on another sugar restriction. It isn't for his sake, IT'S FOR OURS!!!!

1 comment:

Jo Abair said...

Read about natural fats, people have taken natural fats out of their diets. So many items are fat free, we give our kids 2 % milk. People actually lose weight on "real fat." Whole milk, butter instead of margarine, cooking our meat with fat in it (you dont eat meat do you?) and other things. Give her real fat and she will do better. Your body will USE the real fat, whereas it stores man made fat to use if it has NO other option. Which of course isnt good for you... I cant prove this theory, but lots of other people would agree. If you make your beans from dry beans rather than using cans IE pinto beans for burritos, cook them with real butter. It brings out flavor and is quite good for you compared to canned.