I hope you all are having a wonderful time relaxing with family, eating yummy food and hopefully remembering the reason we celebrate- it's Jesus' birth!
Today we began a new tradition for our family- the first one that we've started that didn't come from either of our families, I think.
We made gingerbread houses.
Actually, they are graham cracker houses, since I didn't think about how much work it would be to make all of the real gingerbread and cut it into the right shapes. I also didn't want to buy a pre-made kit, so we decided to do graham cracker houses.
Let me tell you, it's a lot more work that I thought it would be! But it was so worth it. :)
I put the kid's houses together,
then once the icing had hardened a bit (after about 5-10 min.) they got to decorate them with whatever candy they wanted to. We had sixlets, chocolate covered raisins, peach gummy rings, sweet tarts, peppermints and sprinkles.
|Eliana had lots of fun sprinkling the sprinkles...everywhere except onto her house. :)|
They had SO much fun.
We all did!
It's gonna be fun to see how the gingerbread houses turn out every year- I'm already looking forward to taking pictures of next year's houses.
|Tim working on his house|
|The kid's houses- Eliana's is in the foreground, Ethan's in the background|
|The finished products!|
|How cute is she??|
|Yep, pretty cute.|
|Love that smile!|
After we were all done, our living room floor was completely covered in graham cracker crumbs, sprinkles and icing, along with the other candy that we had. Totally worth it. :) Messiness is always worth it when fun is involved!
Ethan helped out by mopping the floor after I swept everything up.
What a great start to Christmas!!
I hope you all have a very merry Christmas, see you next week!