Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread House

Wednesday morning, my parents helped Bennett and Preston craft their first gingerbread house. Though we cheated and started with a kit that came with everything we parents were convinced they needed more candy. Poppy tried to be the moderator of the candy, only doling out small portions when needed. Unfortunately it didn't work too well because Pres has the biggest sweet tooth when it comes to candy and he had a one track mind....EAT IT!

Nene did the frosting, and then each child decorated one side of the roof, until Pres grew bored.  Bennett ended up finishing his side too and then decorated the door and windows.  Though they tried to follow instructions of one particular house, Bennett preferred her own artistic skills so we went with the flow.  In the end, the house was cute and Bennett was proud of her creation.

Of course she was immediately ready to start eating it, so we had to convince her to save it for her Daddy to see.  After dinner, she and Pres started eating the candy off the roof.  They would have eaten the whole thing if I didn't pull it away from them.  I guess it provided about an hour of entertainment, so it was worth it in the end. 

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