Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gingerbread Extravaganza

For the past few days the girls have been so sick, so we have been doing what we can as far as Christmas activities. Last night we took them to see Lights on the Parkway or as we called it "Christmas Town." Maddie really enjoyed seeing all of the lights, especially the "Wizard Of Oz" portion of the park. 

Tonight we decided to stay in and make a gingerbread house. I purchased the kit from Micheal's and probably should have thoroughly read the instructions before beginning. Then perhaps our house would not have had as many "structural issues" as it did. Either way, Shaun had some creative engineering ideas and we managed to make it work. She may not be the prettiest gingerbread house on the block, but we sure had fun trying! Claudia had fun watching and fell asleep during the process, but Maddie enjoyed making the house as much as she did tasting it! She took a few bites out of each side of the gingerbread before handing them to me to put was so cute! Here are a few shots of the night. (This is definitely something I'd like to continue for years to come with my girls!)

 Some of the structural issues I was referring to...

Claudia before deciding to doze of during our Gingerbread Extravaganza!

 Maddie 'forcing Shaun against his will' to taste the icing.


 Orange slices are holding up the roof...good idea Shaun!

 More taste-testing...

 Love this time of year. Hopefully Maddie and Claudia will be feeling better soon!

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