Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gingerbread Houses

This year we were invited to some friends house to help in their annual tradition of decorating gingerbread houses. I can't remember if I have ever made "real" gingerbread houses (I've made plenty out of graham crackers) or not before, so I think this was a first for me. There was a table FULL of candy and gingerbread houses for each of the kids (and missionaries) to decorate. Travis was WAY more interested in playing with the toys than decorating a house, so Christian and I decorated one and Carson decorated the other. It was fun to decorate the houses and see how different they turned out. After we were done decorating, the family we made them with, went and carolled to some families and gave them the houses. We didn't end up joining them because we are a bunch of scrooges and don't sing, but we had fun decorating them! Thanks for such a fun evening, H. family. We are glad we got to participate in one of your Christmas traditions!!

Carson's gingerbread house "before" shot.

during the gingerbread decorating...

The final product! He was a little excited about how his house turned out! :)

Travis assisting Christian on his hosue.

The whole gang working away.

Christian and his house of brands. I took the picture a little early...he proceeded to add a few more family cattle brands to the house.

The kids and their gingerbread houses!

Our masterpiece!


Brittany H. said...

Kevin says he can't picture Christian caroling at all! haha Carson has a perfect excited face. :)

Phillips Family said...

Wow, that is very impressive!! We usually use store bought frosting with graham crackers. Yours is way better.

Matthew & Charlene said...

How fun! I love the picture of Carson with that huge smile.