Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Oh this gingerbread house makes me giggle when I look at it. We bought the gingerbread house kit from the bakery that works with our food co-op. That's the bakery that makes the best bread in the world & I'm not sure what I'm going to do if they ever quit making that delicious 9 Grain bread or if we move to a place where it's not available because I don't want to eat any other bread anymore since that delicious bread has come into my life. (How's that for a run on sentence?)
Anyhow, I started building the house but apparently I mixed my icing incorrectly (too wet?) because the house was not holding & just fell apart. So I started again this time connecting just a couple pieces at a time & allowing them to dry before adding more weight. All was working well & I only had one half of the roof & the chimney left to attach. I was cooking dinner & picking up the house & talking to Dylan on the phone & when I went back to attach that last half of the roof, I couldn't find it anywhere!! It didn't take to long to realize that the dog had knocked it off the counter top & eaten it. The whole thing! We couldn't blame the dog though, the gingerbread smelled amazing! So in place of our missing roof piece, I hot glued a piece of cardboard. It turned out the be the perfect fix.
Then when we were decorating the house the girls were just so funny & cute.
Claire would hold a piece of candy & say, "I need some butter on this."
Then we'd all say, "It's not butter! Ha ha."
And Sadie would say, "Yeah, it's pudding."
Then we'd all laugh harder & Dylan and I would have to say, "You guys are silly. It's called frosting."
And the most funny part is that this whole exchange repeated 2 or 3 times. They weren't even trying to be silly! They just honestly kept calling it the wrong thing.
Anyway, I've decided that decorating a gingerbread house it such an exciting thing for little kids. They get to just go at it & be creative. Plus they get to eat candy & lick frosting off their fingers. And it's an activity that the whole family can get involved in. I felt so happy when we were all working together & enjoying each other so much. I think decorating a gingerbread house may become a new holiday tradition for us. :)