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Monday, December 28, 2009
Christmas Eve, cookies, reindeer food and a gingerbread house?
On Christmas Eve, my mom and dad came over. Jake, Ben, my mom and I made and decorated cookies. While the cookies were baking and then cooling, we attempted to decorate a gingerbread house. I asked my mom why we never did this when I was younger. Well, after attempting to do it this year, I now know why we didn't make one. All we had to do was put it together with the icing, let it sit, and then add the candy. Sounds easy, right? WRONG!! We first forgot to let it sit so the roof started to slide. We then repaired it and let it sit for a bit before we started decoarting again. One wall then broke and the whole thing went down hill from there. Next year we will try using hot glue and then decorating it! It was fun doing something together on Christmas Eve anyway! Let's just say Ben was happy it fell apart so he could eat it.
The gingerbread house that never was
Mimi and Ben with the house. Ben was happy he ate the gingerbread Christmas tree
Jake icing the cookies
Some of the finished ones! Martha Stewart has nothing on us!
Ben and I throwing out some reindeer food Jake's teacher sent home