I must say that I think one of our very favorite Christmas activities this year was making a gingerbread house. It was so fun!!! In past years I've considered attempting this project, but for some reason it just never happened. This year I told the kids that we were going to try it - that helped hold me accountable to actually do it =). Well, to be truthful, when the day came that we planned to do it, I was really not looking forward to it. I think I was just a little nervous at taking on a project I had never done before and wondering how difficult it was going to be.
Once we started, the ideas just kept coming. It was a great activity to work on with the kids. They really got creative. So, for the record....baking and decorating a gingerbread house is loads of fun!!! If you have never done it, I would definitely say "go for it". It's a great project for the whole family. We are looking forward to doing it again next year. I think we began a new tradition this year.
Enjoy the pictures of our first gingerbread house!
waiting for the house to dry
let the decorating begin
Sarah frosted and decorated the trees
Caleb putting in the front walkway
everyone enjoyed helping
we had lots of fun being creative
our first gingerbread house 2010