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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread houses

One of the few traditions I have with the kiddos is to decorate gingerbread houses before Christmas.  Tonight was the perfect night since the kids will be leaving on Friday to go with the other parents for the holidays.  I felt the oldest was ready to assemble his own house all by himself.  So, he sat next to me and we walked through step by step how to apply the icing. 


After all the houses were built, I walked away.  This is their time to have fun, use their imagination, and decorate each house by themselves.  They spent an hour eating the candy decorating each house and were proud of the end result.  I was proud of my little boogers and they did an amazing job!  And Momma did an amazing job staying away from all that icing and candy!!!!

Stepson with his snowy gingerbread house

Youngest with his explosion of candy

Oldest with "lights" on the roof

9 comments:

Joy said...

Looks like so much fun. I love gingerbread houses!!

Great job on staying away from the candy!!!

Keep focused!!!

Josie said...

I love making gingerbread houses with my four year old! we just picked up the stuff tonight : ) I'm one of your newwest readers, I just found your blog and I'm glad I did! I look forward to reading about your journey!!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

How fun is that! Those houses look so yummy! I like your youngest sons' the best with the reindeer all iced around and Santa and the rooftop... but I like the other boys goo with the outline around the foundation and the gumdrops. You are such a fun mom!

~Margene

Mrs. D said...

Those are just too adorable!!! Your boys are so creative! I haven't gotten Chris' yet for fear of the candy coming in the house, LOL! I guess it's time to face that temptation!

NAN said...

CUTE! I have helped school kids make them out of graham crackers you 'glue' to a milk carton. I hope you are feeling better. NOMB but I think you should take some college classes- expensive I know but perhaps, you could get some financial aid or a grant. You don't even need a goal at first- look at me at my age starting a new career and getting paid for it.

Stephanie said...

Such great pictures! I've always wanted to do this, but have just never gotten around to. You're inspiring me. :)

Leslie said...

What a blast - those are memories that will last forever for those adorable guys! What a good mom you are! Hope all is well.

Brigitte said...

Gingerbread houses are always so much fun!! I am doing that with my niece and nephew this weekend!!

Kelly said...

How fun!! I need to remember to get the stuff to make houses with my little one this week.

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