12.19.2009

Making of the Traditional Gingerbread House :)

Can you believe it's nearly Christmas!! We've been uber busy, constantly moving, and with much worry, I wondered if and when we'd have time to make our traditional Gingerbread house that the kids and I make every year :) This year, alas, I did not have time to MAKE the gingerbread (my favorite part!) so I stopped by a local bakery and picked up a KIT, lol. The kids didn't mind one bit and we had a blast making a mess .... I mean, G-bread House! (we had more frosting on the table, chairs, hair, even the dog!, than we did on the House .... but more fun that way, right!)


First up: Construction .... roof, walls - it's all the same! It'll be a Dr. Suess Gingerbread house!



A little progress!



This is what happens when you EAT more of the icing than you should, and some gumdrups, jelly beans, M & M's .... um ..... to name a few and you get a SUGAR RUSH! Woooooohooooooo!! ;)



And Le finished producte' .... it's not Martha Stewart, but it's beautiful :) I let them have free reign and just "have at it" and I just LOVE IT :) We had so much fun and it's a happy moment in my heart that I had the time to get it done with them! Even if it was just supervising :) And sampling :)



11 comments:

  1. Very, very nice...gang...how fun is that.. wish I would have started a tradition like that with my girls...maybe gdaughter next year...Great job everyone....

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  2. Ha! That looks like so much YUMMY fun, and oh what wonderful memories!! Your GB house looks stunningly delicious!! Happy, happy days!!

    Love ya,
    Lorie

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  3. Oh, Martha Stewart, eat your heart out!!! I think it's great. Looked like alot of fun too.

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  4. How sweet!! This is just gorgeous.

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  5. It looks terrific (& Yummy)!! What a fun family project :)
    Maria

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  6. I haven't made a gingerbread house in years. Looks like you all had a lot of fun. Your house looks really terrific.

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  7. I loved this tradition when I was younger, and now at 24 I have not yet missed a year!
    Your kids look like they had a blast!

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  8. Aw, Kels, what a SWEET gingerbread house, SWEET smiling & silly faces, and SWEET memories for all of you! Thanks so much for sharing with us!! {HUG}

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  9. What a BLAST!! I want to be in your family!! I love that pic with the fun faces...you guys have the best times!!

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  10. BETTER than Martha could ever make! I too bought a kit! This will be our FIRST year making G~houses. The kids do not know, it is a gift they get to open at our preChristmas Eve party / nephews bday party tomorrow. It is allergy free (WOOT) only soy and wheat were in the warnings.. so I was over the moon happy to find them. I will add pics when we get ours built. Of course, my kids will NOT share a thing so we have 2, lol!

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  11. Your card is so cute! I love how you did the ribbon. The gingerbread house is awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

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