24 November 2009

Sugary Gooey Temptation





Here is a pic of the gingerbread house that Josh did with his cousins three Christmases ago.
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This is probably what we’re hoping to replicate with the gingerbread house kit that I bought at the bazaar on Sunday. That is, if the candies don’t mostly end up being in their mouths instead of on the house. We did this kit when Josh was 23 months, Big K was 2.5 years old, and A was 3 years old.


Each little one had a little container where we put the candies and surprisingly, tempting as it was, not a single candy was eaten by any of the kids. I am not so confident that this will be the case when we do the kit this time.
DSC01930I still can’t get over how round Josh’s cheeks were…. hmmmm!
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We all had so much fun watching the kids decorate the gingerbread house. The children were all so proud of their collaborative efforts. We had the gingerbread house on display for about 3-4 days before we threw it out. A bit wasteful, I’ll admit, but none of us could stomach eating all that gooey sweetness.

What do you do with the gingerbread house once it’s done?

16 COMMENTS:

Alicia said...

He looks so cute! For a second, I thought he was Zoe!!

After our gingerbread house is done, we throw it away. LOL, not right away, but after a couple of weeks.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Cute shots. They are so much fun to make. After we make a ginger bread house we keep it on display for a a couple weeks then throw it out.

Lindy said...

We throw ours away too. :)

smiles4u said...

I haven't done this with little ones for years. We just may have to do this. When I did this with my kids, we kept them for as long as I could stand it, but of course that was not long enough for them :)...eventually they got thrown away. Adorable pictures. Can't wait to see the ones from this year!

AmyMusings said...

It's like Lincoln Logs with sugar!

lululu said...

It's just too fun! And I totally agree that not only kids were having fun, I believe the adults were also enjoyable to watch them!
And Josh oh Josh, his cheeks are just like 2 tiny fully inflated balloons! Too adorable!

Dandy said...

That is the first thing I thought... just look at those cheeks. If I were you the poor kid would have spent his days with me squishing kisses into them!

Leslie said...

ohhh sooo much fun!! i have never done one and i really need too!!! yummO

Nezzy said...

Sweet, sweet fun!!

Have a great day!!!

blueviolet said...

We throw ours away too but we get the pictures also.

My, you aren't kidding about his plump little cheeks!

Herb of Grace said...

I'm pretty sure we've only ever done a gingerbread house once, but that time we ate a little of it and threw the rest away once it got waaaay too old :)

Naomi de la Torre said...

Great photos! What a fun day. Making gingerbread houses is the best! But I agree, I can't eat all that sugar either. I found you on MBC and stopped by for a visit. I'm following you now. Please come by and see me sometime at:

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golonghorns said...

Yum, I can't believe they didn't eat any of the goodies either. Looks like a great way to leep them busy.

golonghorns said...

Darn typos, keep not leep!:)

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh! His cheeeeeeeks! They are as scrumptious looking as the gingerbread house! ;-)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

We do a house every single year. The sad thing is that my daughter is getting older and wants to do it by herself :-(

I am following you too!! You have some cool blogs! I Love the artwork blog, what a super idea!

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