The other day the kids and I were at Target, which we have done way to many times lately, and Graham saw some Gingerbread houses. He was so excited and kept asking me if we could get one and saying "I've never made a gingerbread house before." Well, we never had made one as a family and I myself have never made one at all. So of course, I decided to buy one (and they were on sale-even better)! We worked on the house as a family and it was a lot of fun. I am definitely glad that we didn't do it my way, which would have been just put icing on and let the kids put candy wherever. Marty did amazing with the kids and also putting the icing on:) The kids really enjoyed getting to put on one candy at a time and they especially liked doing their own pieces. And Molly kept putting the candy in her mouth, so she enjoyed getting to eat some of the candy.
Working on the gingerbread house.
I guess I didn't know we were making silly faces:)
Graham, Molly & Abbie with their gingerbread house.
Marty finished it completely after the kids went to bed.
I think this will become a Christmas tradition. We all enjoyed doing it together and it made it feel a little bit more like Christmas (especially since it has been 80 degrees here).
I am a wife and a stay at home mom to three sweet kids. They are 7, 5, and 3. This is mostly a blog about my kids, to help me remember all the fun and funny things they do and say (especially during the crazy overwhelming days).