It's been a few years since we've used homemade gingerbread for decorating houses. We decided to do it this year and invite a few families over. The recipe we used is from one of his grandma's cookbooks and has to chill over night, etc. but I thought it was totally worth it. Just that something special about things that are made from scratch and took some time you know? Nate cut out all the walls, roofs, and doors.
At first we considered making it a contest, but then decided against it. It was just a fun free-for-all with lots of interesting additions by the children. :) I loved the bowls and bowls of candy. I'll take that over pie any day.
The kids did sugar cone Christmas trees too. Green frosting all over Natalie's shirt and pants by the end of the night.
Emmy had the right idea. Fill a cone with mini M&Ms and sit back and enjoy the night.
Here's our...creation. Complete with billowing smoke marshmallows coming from the chimney. You can bet that thing has been getting picked on and eaten all week. And we all know it's not flattering to use a picture with your arm smooshed against your body. Or one where you have a greasy forehead. But I don't care, okay? I'm just here for the candy.