Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gingerbread Houses and sticky table tops


gingerbread  Mom Blogs

Wordless Wednesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom.

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Last night I presented the kids with 3 gingerbread house kits.  Sure, one could be all crafty and homemaker-y and bake your own gingerbread, mix up a batch of royal icing… yeah.  One could.  One did not.  I’m just happy to open the package and start assembling.  Daddy had to work, so it was just me and the kids.  Letting 3 big kids work on this project is hard enough.  Had I made these from scratch there’s no way I’d have the patience required to finish them!  Anyway, they smelled SO tasty that I hope the kids won’t notice the big bites missing the next morning.  The kits came with packs of candy and large bags of royal icing.  Each one ended up looking different.  Against all the “mom” screaming within me, I allowed them to snack to their heart’s content, only reminding them to save some for the house.  Even JC with his sneaky go-go-gadget fingers sampled the “glue”.  They were all really proud of their finished product.  The huge mess was worth the fun time.  Can’t wait to eat them!!


Wordful Wednesday is hosted by Angie at Seven Clown Circus!


Muthering Heights said...

It turned out very well!

angie said...

These pictures are fantastic. I love how you put them in a collage. What did you use to do so? And, what a mom........letting them all do their own.


Terra H. said...

Looks like they had a great time creating their houses. Happy holidays!

Hootin' Anni said...

...sticky, maybe....but what fun!! And so many good memories are made like this.

I have a Christmas wish along with my usual Wednesday post today. [the Wednesday issue of posting is below my 'card' posted just for you....]


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The OmniCouple said...

How fun! To this day I love decorating gingerbread houses, and I am 27. LOL!

Susie said...

That looks like GREAT holiday fun! Merry Christmas to you and yours:-)

Marice said...

awww fun fun times!

u may view mine here, have a happy holidays!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Looks like a LOT of fun to make! Great pictures!

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