Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A sweet day...

There is a serious sugar rush going on in my house.We've been doing lots of baking and putting together little packages for the kids teachers. Today we jumped right into making gingerbread houses. There is just something magical about making houses from gingerbread (in our case graham crackers) and decorating with frosting and candy. It's as sweet of craft as it comes. I have very fond memories from my childhood of my grandmother's amazing gingerbread houses (see pic below). We were always so amazed and now after trying to make them myself I am in awe at her creations. So today Chloe and I gathered our supplies and went to work.
She carefully added bits of this and that, making this cute little face on the side. Then she sat and admired her creation.
Of course posing for a picture for mommy.


A truly sweet time we had!

15 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Looks like fun! Yummm!

Lilli said...

How Lovely :)

r e b e c k a said...

Sounds lovely and the houses are so cute! :)

Beth Perry said...

Awww that looks yummy and fun! :P
B

Patti said...

What a fun post! I love gingerbread houses and the "vintage" picture is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Patti

Kimla Kay said...

A beautiful gingerbread house and a beautiful little girl to go with it. Kari, your daughter is so so pretty. She could be a model. Is that you in the red plaid dress? You are stylin' my friend! Happiest of HOlidays to you and your family. k.

Jerusalem said...

I loved making graham cracker gingerbread houses as a kid - I need to revive that for my kids!! Very sweet indeed...

Jackie said...

Awww - So cute! :-)

snowbearsmom1 said...

So precious! My kids loved to make them too... since i have been sick for over a month, no baking has taken place here.. which is killing me.. that is the one thing i have always done at xmas...bake!

MyMosaicMind said...

What fun! That's a cute idea to use graham crackers. I may have to try that with the boys!

Love your holiday banner!

Flor Larios Art said...

Cute little houses,mmm...delicious!
Happy Holidays!
Flor

Hennifer said...

She is so sweet! I love gingerbread houses! In school we too always made them with graham crackers

Chris said...

okay, this is too fun. i love making gingerbread houses. What a great memory she has now!

Dianne said...

Chloe looks so much like you in the first photo. I think using graham crackers is the way to go. I tried making a gingerbread house from a kit (years ago and it was a birthday gift for my Nov. birthday) and had no luck. My friend in Washington state makes them every year and uses a thick boiled sugar paste-works well.
Chloe did a great job!

Celia said...

What a sweet funny face!
lol...
Lovely post!