Monday, December 8, 2008

gingerbread house



We've taken a break from making gingerbread houses over here....I always went in to school with the big kids and made them in the cafeteria with milk cartons and graham crackers...but it started up again when a little girl brought one into Cub's preschool for her share day....he wanted to make one too!!!....and didn't stop yammering about it until I brought a kit home.... well, yesterday was the day!.....he couldn't wait, as you can see from the condtion of the box.....



....so we got started......things were going pretty good.....


...until it collaped :(....3x!!!....I was sooo ready to call it quits...but the little guy insisted to keep going....it went kinda like this:
Mommy: I think we're done, it's falling apart again...it doesn't look like the picture.
Cub:It's looking good now....
Mommy: Okay.....it's done....it looks pretty good....
Cub: No!! it's not done until ALL the candy is on!!


.....so we made some more "gardens" in the front yard.....I can't believe it bothered me that it was crooked and there was a huge hole in the roof....but to him it was beautiful.....I was ready to throw it out and I'm sooo glad we didn't.....then he couldn't wait to eat it!!..yikes!!!..his sister was picking at it a bit and he barked, "Don't touch the baby!!".....I said it was just a decoration and that it had probably been in the box on it's way from China for 2 years....but again, I was wrong......apparently it was delicious!!!......and remember the big 3/4" gap along the roof???.....well, apparently that's where you put extra treats for the inside! ....after you eat the house then you get the extra candy in there!!!....an added woo-hoo!

2 comments:

marzipanmom said...

sounds like fun! I've been thinkingabout making one too - maybe this is the year I'll finally get to it!

Tom and Judy said...

Adorable!

I have always said I'll make one, and I never have. I can bake fairly well, but gingerbread houses intimidate me for some reason!