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our annual gingerbread house

I can’t remember when I started the tradition of the kids and I decorating a gingerbread house, but it was several years ago, when we lived in Connecticut.  I’m so glad I did, because they (and myself) look forward to it every year.  I’m going to do it and cherish it for as long as they enjoy it!

gingerbread house

Sunday, in the midst of cold weather and Christmas music, we set to work.  Usually I do all the frosting and the kids stick the candy on, but this year, Joshua asked to be frosting man.  It almost felt like the recent Cosby Show episode I watched where Theo is old enough to carve the Thanksgiving turkey.  He did a great job!

the artists

We always use a little corn starch to help smooth out the frosting on the roof.  This year we also sprinkled sea salt on the house.  It looks like beautiful flakes of snow!  Joshua also got the idea to make little snowmen.  I love how he improvised with what we had…toothpicks, DOTS, and frosting!

being silly

Thankfully they are past the age of taking candy off and eating it but they sure do like to be silly and pretend!


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

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