Friday, December 18, 2009

Gingerbread Houses and Sugar Highs

Yesterday marked the first time I've ever made Gingerbread Houses. It might just be the last time I make them, too! LOL!
Shhh...don't tell anyone, but I was kinda hoping I wouldn't have to make them. I tried to steer the kids away from it saying we could be Rock stars instead. But, I guess Guitar Hero wasn't something they were that interested in doing at the time. They had set their sweet hearts on making Gingerbread houses, so of course we did.

The hardest part was making the walls connect together. Of course, I had to make tons of icing to get it to work. We had a vast array of candies to work with...gum drops, candy canes, peppermints, starburst (I'm never without it) skittles, red hots, Hershey name it, we had it!

The fun of it was how creative they got. The youngest couldn't get the roof to stay on the house, so we just made it look it was craved in from a avalanche. It ended up being my favorite house and by far the messiest.

Of course, we ate more candy than we should have. By the time Jack got home from work we were all hyped up from all of that sugar. He once again, gave us all a hug and a kiss and took us out to eat. He even treated us to ice cream on the way home. It was fabulous.

Today we're headed over to our house. The kids have made us promise to make them a pallet made of quilts, blankets and soft pillows. We're going to all cuddle up together with the worthless dogs and watch Christmas movies all night long, and treat ourselves to and endless supply of popcorn. It really should be fun!

I'm sure our weekend will be busy with entertaining the kids. If I don't see you, have a fabulous weekend and have more fun than you can handle.

See you soon!


  1. It sounds like you all had a fantastic day making the gingerbread houses, and it sounds like you have a fun day planned today. Those kids will appreciate all this when they're older.

    I hope you have a great weekend! It sounds like Jack may have to hide the candy, though.

  2. Thanks for sharing the photo! It sounds like you had a blast, and after all, that's what it's all about! I'll bet the kids love to hang out with you guys!

  3. It sounds like you guys have been having a blast making cookies and houses. It is hard sometimes entertaining kids but it seems like you're doing a great job.

    Enjoy the movies and popcorn and have a fabulous weekend!!!