Well, we made our gingerbread houses for this year, I have to say it went pretty well. I decided to have the kids just make the graham cracker houses, due to the fact that they both have very short attention spans. As for my house, I just used the pre-cut type you can buy at the store. Super easy but you have to add a lot of extra candy to make it look right. Whenever I start out on these projects, I have such grand ideas and I'm always totally gung ho. Then about halfway through, I start to run out of steam,(hmm...maybe that's where the kids get it). Next thing you know I have icing everywhere except where I want it, and the kitchen is a total disaster area. I start saying to myself "You're the only one who will know it's not finished. Just leave it." Yeah right! That will never happen...I have to continue on, even if it doesn't turn out like they do on the Food Network's "Gingerbread House Challenge". I will still finish it! So, I trudge on and by the time I have eaten way too much candy and the kids are long asleep, it's finally finished. Even though it looks wonky and sad, it still has its charm. I guess all that matters is that the kids had a great time. I think they decorated the inside of their bellies with more candy than their houses, but that's what it's all about...right? All in all, this year's gingerbread house/candy fest was a success. No broken houses and nobody went on a sugar crazed, rampage...phew!
Note on the above photo-Miss Liv had her little fairy friend helping her(you can spy her in the lower right corner of the photo). The fairy was making lovely foot prints in the icing, Miss Liv would then lick her feet clean. That girl will find any excuse to eat icing anything with sugar.
Little hands creating
Details-I love these little elves! Thanks, Mom.
I have to end with this one because they are just so darn cute.