Friday, December 14, 2007

Gingerbread Houses






For FHE a couple weeks ago (that's how bad I am at updating this) we made ginger bread houses out of graham crackers. They were really easy to "build" because the icing is just like glue. I wanted to leave them out until Christmas for decorations, but as I suspected, many of them have suffered roof dammage and are missing their gumdrop shingles. Too hard for the kids to resist, I guess! Oh well, they were fun to make. I was quite impressed with Ray's skill. He had a masterpiece finished in no time at all. He says his mom trained him well. The kids also had fun decorating our "hodge-podge" tree. Many times I have thought about having a "put together" tree with matching ornaments and everything placed symmetrically, but I have decided I like our crazy tree, with ornaments ranging from a gold Navoo Temple to Chewbacca holding his weapon! Someday soon enough I'll have my perfect tree, but while the kids are little this one is just right. We decorated the tree right after Thanksgiving and only one ornament has been busted so far! We're doing great!

7 comments:

Dick&Erica said...

Hodge podge trees are the best! They're so much more fun to look at. And I love Ray's face in that picture decorating the gingerbread house! I can't wait for when my kids are old enough to do fun activities like that. Right now, every type of craft I try to do with Ella just ends up in her mouth. I guess gingerbread houses would actually be a great one to do!

We are so excited to come!!!

Ron Michael Family said...

Looks like you guys had a fun time. I'm going to do gingerbread houses with Heather's kids when they get here. Or should I say graham crackers! It will be fun. You have such a cute family. Merry Christmas! Love You!

McDonald Clan said...

Looks like a good time! We just did chocolate covered pretzels with carmel! It was my first time doing it and very easy and yummy!:)

Amy said...

EmmaLee!! What a small world- Matt and Lindsay are in my ward. I had no idea that he was your cousin- crazy!!! I'm glad to know that you have a blog, too. Now I can keep up with you guys more than once a year. Yay!

Sariah,Chief Editor said...

Hey! Sounds like you guys have been having good holidays. That is too funny about the shopping experience(funny because it sounds like my experiences...I'm laughing with you:) Anyway sometimes we are just desperate to "get it done" aren't we. I feel your pain! :)

star valley farmers? said...

I am so slow. You are such a wonderful mother. I remember trying to do gingerbread houses with my kindergartners one year, it was fun and really wasn't that hard. Of course very few of them got home unbroken and uneaten but it was fun to make them. I hope that you had a fun Christmas, I know that your mother and I will be better next year, this has just been a little weird for some reason. hopefully we can see you soon. love, dede

Bethany'sBazodi said...

i like the new drapes.