12.09.2008

Standing



After last year's catastrophe we were happy to downsize a little this year.

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Her favorite part by far.

Our friend Katie sent us this perfect little kit. I was happy not to bake the gingerbread again this year and just focus on getting the thing to stay standing.

Mae broke the legs off our poor little fawn. Some frosting did the trick so he could stand again. Unfortunately, he'll never be the same.

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Blondie was so excited to get Santa in the house. After I told her that we wouldn't be able to get him out she just focused on stealing nibbles of roof tiles, snow, and lights.

The great thing about last year is after it fell and was completely destroyed we were able to gobble up all that yummy fresh gingerbread and butter cream frosting. It was so so so good. This year we won't be eating it, but it's sure fun to look at, play with, and steal Mini M&M's from.
Shhh, don't tell Santa.

12 comments:

banananutmeg said...

Last years post still stands as my favorite blog video of all time...well that and sleepy trees 1 and 2.

You are a patient mother to do this project with your kids. I don't know how I would react. I'd either get mad that they were eating all the candy because it was going to make them sick, or get mad that they were eating all the candy because that means there is less for me.

SBAM said...

The kit makes all the difference! I would much rather decorate/eat than try to bake the gingerbread and hope it stays up! It looks fabulous! Enjoy your m&m's!

Lewieville said...

I want your gingerbread recipe! Can you email it to me? Also, I agree last years was amazing, but this one looks great also.

The Lewis Trio said...

So that looks like a blast.
I will so be looking forward to doing this with the baby when she is older.

You take BEAUTIFUL photos...
I am thinking i need to upgrade to a nicer camera.

I am very anxious and excited to meet you and your gorgeous family. This is going to be such an amazing christmas season... The entire family together.

Tai said...

Ha ha, I love the video of last year's house. I like how it started out with a mailbox, but it got eaten in the process. So sad it didn't stay up...:(

I agree with The Lewis Trio- awesome photographs!

Sally said...

Ok, Shelly and I...we are cracking up! We did a gingerbread house for FHE last night. Not as intense as yours.

Jason and Courtney said...

HA HA! I totally remember watching that last year. Sad day! I am glad it all went well this year.....cute!

sheena said...

oh, last year. I'm still shook up about that one!! so sad!!

now I'm torn....last year we did a kit. it was easier not having to bake it, but there was no way I was eating that thing. I thought this year I'd make my own gingerbread, so we could eat some.....hmmm...

The Brown Family said...

that video is hilarious...and sad. We had a similar event except the difference was ours didn't self-destruct. It was destroyed by my two year old!!

Sally said...

Hey you...I just posted a link to this on my blog. Just so you know where all of the random traffic is coming from. Is that ok?

Garrison Propaganda said...

as much work as you put into last years and seeing it collapse, it might have been a good idea to downsize. although last years video made for great entertainment!

nicwoo said...

LOVE THE VID. I had to show it to Jake, some traditions are just too tedious to be too creative with.
AND BTW, did you use the gingerbread house "hot sugar glue" you used in college? I just remembered that! I still have a noticeable scar on my index finger from a zealous (nerd-klutz) FHE brother.

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