Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gingerbread House

It's been raining here all day so I thought now would be the perfect time for us to create our gingerbread house. I've always wanted to make one but never had the chance so I figured it would be fun building one with Gracie for the first time. Gracie had a really good time decorating the house but she especially loved the frosting and the candy. Personally, the gumballs were my favorite. I tried to follow the directions diligently and even though I did, I got confused and built the house wrong in the beginning but figured it out and got it right at the end. Thank goodness I am not a structural engineer as I accidently cracked part of the house. That's okay though because we live in CA where earthquakes occur, so it's our gingerbread house that was built on a seismic fault line!

Jerry came home and I turned over the decorating duties to him. He got a little zealous with the icing and put the door on the wrong side but he eventually fixed it. He was even able to hide my crack by covering it with tons of the glue, I mean frosting. Oh, I am also getting the Christmas spirit back as I have finished all my shopping. Next stop, Christmas cookies!

Gracie getting the icing ready

Hmmm, wonder where this should go

A little bit of spreading, a little bit of eating

There's my crack (okay, that sounds gross)!

Doesn't Jerry look jolly?

Gracie did a great decorating job

Gracie's interesting gingerbread man

After decorating, Gracie decided to climb under the table to snuggle with Wrigley

Our house!!


William and Bobbie said...

ok im convinced gracie is the happiest girl on earth..always such a sweet big smile :) ..Leah is going to give the gingerbread house a try saturday..should be interesting

Natalie said...

How fun! We tried once but Elliana was more interested in the candy so we'll try again this weekend. What a happy girl.

Mom of Three said...

That turned out really cute. My kids made one with Nana. They did a western cafe this year! Gotta love the creativity of the little ones...and not so little like you and Jerry!