Tristan, Abi and Britain entered a Gingerbread House Competition with our school co-op. Since we try to make a gingerbread house every year, this seemed like a great chance to get more mileage out of the effort. I had grandiose illusions of a two story victorian house with gingerbread embellishments and transparent windows made of melted lollipops.
And then I thought better of it!
We opted for a simple design. Three small structures so each of the kids could decorate their own. Our theme: Whoville from The Grinch that Stole Christmas!
How is it that every year I forget (supress) what a glorious mess and time consuming project gingerbread is?
There is still a crunch of sugar sprinkles underfoot after two rounds of vacuuming. But well worth the effort....
Martha May Whovier's House
The kids were voted first place in the competition and were so proud!
Cindy Lou Who's cottage
Sugar and spice + 36 man hours = 2 Christmas mug prizes
(and priceless memories!!!)
Lou Lou Who's Post Office