Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Sweetest Home

Hmmm, what could we be working on today Brody??

The Gingerbread Project: 3 small children and 2 adults tackle the building of a Gingerbread House, candy pieces and all. Let's observe.

Initial building of the structure begins. Mom makes the frosting and Dad handles the construction. Children act as the laborers, dutifully keeping pieces of the house at the ready.
Here we have a picture taken by Kavan of the bare bones gingerbread house. Time to get the candy bling on there. Piping courtesy of Mom.

Frosting of the roof and "yard" courtesy of Dad. Time to dive on in kids! Brody took his job VERY seriously.

These two were more detailed in their decorating, and Maddingly was set on creating patterns on each part she worked on. I must say, she did a lovely patterned grass yard. :O)

Worker bees still going at it. Carefully assessing the needs of each side of the house, windows, doors, etc.

Proud of their work. :O)

Maddie made Gingerbread people at Kindergarten, and kindly donated them to our project. She informed us all that SHE was the large girl, and the two little men were Kavan and Brody. Kavan is pictured here at the front door, waiting to be let in apparently.

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Whilst Brody and Maddie are enjoying the weather out in the back garden. Some one should really let Kavan know that he needs to walk around to the back of the house, otherwise he ain't gettin' in.

Well, there you have it, our very first family Gingerbread Project. It was certainly interesting, and I do believe more candy made in onto the house than into the children, but who can know for sure? Broderick gave up on decorating about half way through and just fell to eating whatever remnants were falling on the floor. These kids act like they never get any sweets in this house! Oh wait, they don't. :O) Oh well, it's Christmas right? It's snowing here again today, so we will have snow pictures for you all soon! We had a snow a couple of weeks ago that the boys enjoyed, so hopefully this one sticks around long enough for Maddie to play in as well. God's blessings on your week, and may your home be as sweet as this one, put together by the family members that make it so very special!


Colleen said...

Mmmm..gingerbread! I love this blog..so funny!! I also am enjoying your Christmas music!

Anonymous said...

Hi: Great photos and narrative. Add your sister's birthday date on your December calendar of events. Lindsey's birthday is December 5. For January, mine is the 8th and Mona's is the 22nd.
Love, Dad