Tuesday, December 21, 2010

First Gingerbread House

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This is another one of those things that I said I wanted to do this Christmas season with Ethan. My mom did the smart thing and purchased a pre-built gingerbread house for us so that we could just focus on the fun part...decorating it!

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I was completely prepared for the finished product to be a beautiful mess, but Ethan really wanted my mom and I to help him, so we piped on the icing and he put on the candy. With this method, I think it turned out pretty cute! Putting the candy on is totally up Ethan's alley...he loves lining things up so he was very methodical and really concentrated.

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Every day now, Ethan will point to his gingerbread house and say, "That's the gingerbread house I made with Mimi and Mommy!" So cute.

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We listened to The Chipmunk's Christmas album while we worked. A big thanks to Pop (my dad) for taking almost all of these photos. It allowed me to just enjoy the activity and actually be in a few photos for a change.

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3 comments:

Christina said...

What a great project! And I love the final product.

Mary said...

I can't believe the final project turned out so well! Love it!

Emily said...

So sweet! The Gingerbread house is perfect, just like I would expect a Rachel Cooke Gingerbread house to be!