30 November, 2009

Deck the Halls - Gingerbread House



Susan over at Thoughts from over the rainbow is hosting a Deck the Halls party. Click the link to go to other holiday decoration posts.



I have not started decorating for Christmas yet. I believe I should have Thanksgiving over before I start on the Christmas. However, my little grandson remembered decorating a gingerbread house last year and asked me if we could decorate another this year. Of course, that was our first Christmas project.



The two smallest cousins worked on the house all by themselves while the adults checked out the adds for sales.



The hard part was not eating all the candy before it went on the house.




I'll post more next week.

13 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I did this once with my kids when they were pre-teens. I baked the gingerbread, cut it out, made the frosting. It was awful. It kept sliding apart, and all three of us were covered in frosting. We laughed so hard and finally, just started eating it! Yours turned out much better than mine!

Sue

Foley said...

That is something I have never tackled! Great job...

Kathleen said...

I should do this with my 3 little gkids..maybe! I will have to steel myself first..
Yours look like they are well behaved..I picture candy and icing all over the place!
Enjoy the upcoming season..I must learn to simplify..

xinex said...

The kids are such cuties! The ginger bread house turned out really nice. mY granddaughter tried it once and just made a mess so we never did it again....Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun! And what a good job they did! I made one with my daughter years ago and tried to keep it. I managed for several years, but finally had to give up. Last year I made one with my grandson...so the tradition continues! Have a wonderful week!...Debbie

Meg Bennett said...

Thank you so much for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

I sure enjoyed yours as well, that is one thing that I have never made- a gingerbread house. I think you've inspired me.

See you next time.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great memories for them! I kept saying I was going to decorate one, but never did. They are so cute.

Marsha said...

My daughter and I use to make one of these every year until she went away to college. Someday I hope to be able to do it with grandchildren as you have. They did a great job :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, Karen... they are SO cute! I love seeing them work together on this house. I never did this as a child, and I'm not quite sure why. It looks like such a fun project. Maybe I'll do it with my godchildren. Did you make this or is it a kit?

XO,

Sheila :-)

{ L } said...

This is SO extra special to do this with them!! How adorable and what precious memories.

Lori said...

I've always wanted to make a gingerbread house, but have never had time!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This was darling. My girlfriend made a gingerbread house "many" years ago. Thank you for swinging by to see the outdoor decor. I'm glad you liked the sled. Pop in any 'ole time..hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Cute kids, cute g-bread house.