Saturday, December 11, 2010
I discovered a great way to get rid of some Halloween candy. I let Ben build a gingerbread shack. Well, it wasn't planned that way. The cookie base part wouldn't stay together and Ben kept trying to do his own thing so I just gave up and let Ben have at it. His way. And I think he did a great job building his gingerbread house.
While I supervised Ben with his shack, Jackie was building her gingerbread house with help from Mimi. Jackie had it easy, though, because that one came as a kit. This is the first time that I was brave enough to do a project with the kids and it will probably be the last time for another 10 years. Ooohhhh, what a mess it is to do gingerbread houses. I like to do fun things with my kids as long as it isn't too messy. I know, I bad. I just don't enjoy messes. My house is messy enough having to clean up after the kids (including daddy). I don't need a bigger mess. So, here is Jackie with her cute little gingerbread house.