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Saturday, December 20, 2008

2nd Annual Gingerbread House party!

Well, it was "just not the same this year," since Grandma Mary was snowed in at her house. Mary was like my second mom growing up, and as a 1st grade teacher, she has all the supplies for making gingerbread houses! Last year we were invited to Michelle's (her daughter's) house to make gingerbread houses. . .here we are at our 1st annual party. . .

For our 2nd annual party, Mary graciously dropped off all the supplies at Michelle's house this morning, and then went home due to the blizzard conditions! We missed getting to see her light up gingerbread man sweater. . .maybe next year! And maybe next year I'll remember the aprons again :) But here we are, having fun anyway. . .

CANDY AND FROSTING GALORE!!!!!! Porter: "I'm not hiding anything. . ." And the finished products!!Ainsley was planning, before we even got there, how she wanted to put gumdrops on her gingerbread house! All the little girls made their houses similar to each other. Porter, well, he just went all out with the blue frosting and candy :)

Thank you Michelle and Grandma Mary! We were so glad to have somewhere fun to go on this blustery day!!

Michelle and I have known each other since 1st grade, and I'm so glad our men hit it off too! They have many things in common, including being excellent daddies and husbands! They really do work hard. . .and occasionally need some time to rest :) . . .
Before we went to the party this morning, we made gingerbread men. I love shouting, "Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man," as I open the oven door. Porter was sure he saw their arms moving in the oven :)5 days til Christmas and my true love gives to me. . .once again. . .a few minutes of peace so I can blog!


Hollie said...

Are your gingerbread men soft of crunchy? I have been looking for a good soft gingerbread recipe. Your gingerbread houses are so cute:) We tried one once and it was a definite marriage lesson in patience:)

Megan said...

so much fun! i love that porter just went for it, you know? i've never seen a house quite like that!!