Tuesday, September 2, 2008

dieting, baking, illness & toilet training

Dieting and baking don't mix..... I've been on a diet - have lost 8kg, so have been doing really well. However, over the last few weeks I've had a desire to bake. Unfortunately this has coincided with a desire to eat baked goods!!! I think I'll have to stop baking until I uncover some willpower.

Over the last few weeks the kids and I have made:
* Cinnamon Buns from scratch
* Snickerdoodle biscuits
* Bread (lots of it) - dough made in the breadmaker and then loaves oven baked
* Pizza
* Foccacia
* Banana cake
* Banana and Carrot Cake
* Chocolate cake
* Marmalade
* Chocolate custard
* Vanilla custard
* Creamed rice (aka rice pudding)
* Plain scones

Yummo. We have been productive. Robert in particular like to bake and often asks if we can make something.

On another note, I'm sad to report that Robert is rather ill. He's been sick for 3 days with a fever and a cough that makes you cringe. Took him to the Dr today and it turns out he has some kind of chest infection. We were given antibiotics and strict instructions to take him to the Emergency Department at the children's hospital if his temperature didn't reduce during the afternoon. Poor little guy, he feels miserable but is being very brave.

We also have some wonderful news on the toilet training front. Robert hasn't had an accident in about 2 weeks and is now telling us when he needs to go to the toilet. Yeehah!! This seems to be the direct result of us giving him a sticker for each toilet attempt, and then periodically letting him select a 'lucky dip'. Our household is a lot more relaxed. It is lovely. Not to mention the reduction in washing and the nicer aroma of the house.

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