Thursday, December 23, 2010

Making Gingerbread....

We have never made homemade gingerbread houses before, so we all decided that we would take some time to venture into new territory this year. We wanted to make real gingerbread, off to the internet for some resources. We found a site that allowed us to following specific instructions for the layout of the house as well as the recipe for the gingerbread and icing. Adding to that my friend Angelia's suggestion to use a hot glue gun, and we were off and running.

Each of the kiddos made their own house and decorated it with NO input from anyone else. We also made a larger gingerbread house which the kids decided looked like a church.... They turned out great, and now we have the memories that will last a lifetime. It was a whole day's worth of work (actually 2 because we had to let the gingerbread dry overnight first), but it was definitely worth the smiles on their faces!

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