Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Christmas Traditions



 For the 1st time this year we made a gingerbread house. I just bought one of those pre-made kits at sams club. Walker and Lilly couldn't wait to get their hands on it. An edible house! Who wouldn't love that idea! It took us two days to finish it, and by the time it was finished so was half of the candy and frosting. And I just let the kids use their imagination. They got to put the frosting and candy anywhere they wanted. Half of it went in their little mouths.  Even little Ella participated in the fun.  They really enjoyed doing it. For next year I'll try baking the gingerbread(maybe) and see how that works. I love the smell! This is going to be a new family tradition every year! 
 I realized Walker has his shirt off in these pictures. As soon as he gets home from school he takes his shirt off. Have I mentioned its 22 degrees outside. But that doesn't seem to stop him. He thinks its the coolest.I don't know where he came up with that idea. I assure you, its not from me! But its driving me crazy. Now that its cold outside there's more steps you have to take before leaving the house; socks, shoes, gloves winter coat and ugh....A SHIRT!!! 

5 comments:

Tandy said...

That is so cute! I can't believe how much Ella looks like Tyler, I never noticed that before.

Parcell's said...

How fun! Last year I bought this 9 by 13 sized gingerbread pan. It started off real fun, but by thirty I got real sick of them! Houses would be a one day event instead of all week, so maybe gingerbread is like pregnancy, You know, how you forget about the pain the no sleep and etc, that we forget until we are pregnant again! Maybe making gingerbread will be the same way? hehehe Your kids are so cute!

Rohan and Jenifer Shearer said...

Maybe he's got his shirt off so he wouldn't get candy all over it?

tina said...

such a fun mommy you are... Happy holidays if I dont see you before.

Leigh said...

Your kids are absolutely darling. We never actually took our gingerbread kit out of the package. I'm such a good mom. You have a beautiful family!