One of my favorite holiday traditions is decorating a gingerbread house. :) I was so excited this year to do it with Emma!
I found this kit on sale at Joann Fabrics (I know, who woulda thought?) for $8.99 so grabbed it. They also had cute little mini gingerbread village kits… which I’m now wishing I had grabbed instead. You’ll see why soon.
Emma was instantly excited at the prospect of CANDY! She’s no fool, these need to be opened right away – before the frosting is made!
It’s a good thing mommy is fast. And boy is that frosting YUMMY! This is also where I called John away from the Playstation 3 for the great Gingerbread House decorating tradition. Yes, it’s a new one. No, we don’t want to do it by ourselves! Come on, you’ll have fun! :)
*The photo above is incriminating. I want you to note the masculine hands putting the framework of this house together.
If you look closely at this photo, you’ll note that … the roof is sloooowly sliding down and candy is falling through. Noooooooooooooo!
I know this is sloppily done (my meticulous friend Erin is about having a heart attack I think) but at some point we realized this house would not be saved and we’d better get those decorations on FAST so I could at least get a photo.
A moment of mourning for the lost abode. But she is SO my daughter…
We must make the best of the situation! Time for hot chocolate and gingerbread!
Note: Apparently when you put a gingerbread house together you’re supposed to wait for it to dry between layers. If you don’t want the above to happen to you, I recommend you have more patience than… ahem… we did. ;-) But let me tell you, this is yummy dipped in coffee in the mornings! And obviously the fun wasn’t lost on Emma. ;-)