Sunday, December 16, 2012
Gingerbread House Bonanza
Our advent calendar event for the 15th of December was to make gingerbread houses. The kids had been anticipating this event for weeks. As you can see I bought out the stores of their candy...gum drops, licorice, M&M's, gummy bears, peppermints, junior mints, candy canes...you name it, we had it. Matt made a huge bowl of royal icing and we had it all spread out and ready to go. We invited Nana over to help and the kids went at it.
The finished products...in all their glory. Each one had their own look and design. William used ice cream cones to make it look like a castle. I thought afterwards his looked like a factory. Esther made a church...even with a licorice cross.
In the end we posted all the pictures on Facebook and let our friends vote on them without knowing who made them. The kids were watching the computer all night and screamed every time a post came up with a vote. As of right now, Esther's church was in the running for first place.
All in all, this was such an awesome night for us. The kids laughed, worked together and had a great time. And of course the best part was snacking on the finished products. What a beautiful memory for our family :)