Our day started out pretty rotten. Originally we had a day packed with plans for fun with friends. But due to sickness those plans fell through and we were left with tears and disappointment. After a bit we dusted ourselves off and came up with new plans. It was time to make gingerbread houses! Thankfully, yesterday I had printed out plans and had asked Dave to pick up supplies for us. I believe Someone knew we would need them today!
Our supplies + a very excited boy
And covering it with foil.
She was memorizing all the flavors.
The basic form of the house.
Time for Mama to have a waffle break!
Cheaper than buying a kit and easier than baking gingerbread. =)
Mine is all done!
Boo is finishing up hers too.
Now for the fun part! Decorating!
And Bugsy and I teamed up to decorate the other house.
We made our own bags to pipe the frosting. It got a little messy but it was fun.
Our sick one, Elvis, came down to decorate for a few minutes. Then he wanted to go back to rest and read. We are going to do another later when he is feeling 100% again.
Our final masterpiece! This is the front of our house.
The front of Boo and Princess's house.
The side view.
The other side.
And the back.
These took a lot more time than I thought they would but I haven't made one with this process before. Next time I will definitely not tell the kids until we are done constructing the houses. Thankfully, they were entertained with waffles and a game which made the waiting easier. From start to finish it took us about 3 hours. It was lots of fun and this might very well become a tradition. =)