Sunday, December 9, 2007

Gingerbread Houses

Each year just before Christmas my family and I get together and make gingerbread houses and this year was no exception.  This year was, however, a little different than past years.  This tradition usually includes Mom, Megan, Bridgett and I (NO kids allowed.)  We also have gone a little overboard (is that possible?) in the past.  This year, Mom was making gingerbread houses at her new home in Oregon.  Megan was at work.  And Bridgett's day was packed with busy plans. Because of this we decided to let the kids in on the fun.  Danielle really wanted to make a house so they hurried over to my house to make their gingerbread house in record time.  I think they were done with theirs in less than 45 minutes.  This is in huge contrast to the previous years 4-5 hour event.  Rylie, Saige and I started on our house only to find that Saige was entirely too tired to participate.  She went to bed and Rylie and I made our masterpiece.  We had a lot of fun as I applied the icing and Rylie did all of the candy.  She did a great job!  Its funny, I somehow thought that she would not be tempted to pick the candy of and eat it since she made it herself.  I was definitely wrong.  The gingerbread house now sits in the furthest corner of my kitchen counter where little fingers cannot reach it. 


McKenna Åkebrand said...

Rylie's hair is getting so long. Is that a new table? I don't remember that wood??

Val said...

I got sick of how ugly it was and painted/stained it..still the old table just a new look.

aunt dottie said...

Almost makes me feel like I was there! It was so much fun making those a few years ago!I like the table too. The new thing around here is painting tables black. They look really cool and it covers a ton of uglies...Thinking about you all day Val!