Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"gingerbread" houses

They were actually graham cracker houses, except for this rice cake creation for little Thaddeus. We had to side-step a few allergens for Thad but the result was adorable sticky-sweet fun all around...



Kenna didn't actually decorate her house but was clearly OK with that...

(this photo by Christie -nicely done!)

Lily's house came complete with peppermint barricades. Yes, barricades. Because Lily's house is inhabited by a gingerbread king who is going to be president soon so you can't drive or walk by his house anymore. Can you guess who lives just down the street from little miss Lily?



You never know what you're going to get when you set out to make Christmas memories with the kiddos. I think the candy made a lasting impression on them but it was the sights and sounds for us parents. Thad contentedly decorating his little rice cakes, Tristan's peppermint canons, Lily's presidential barricades, Kenna's exclamation of "Yaaay!" when she managed to break through the roof with her teeth...Yes, watching these four little people is sweeter than all the candy in the world.

6 comments:

  1. Okay. So how do you make candy on paper plates stacked on top of each other into such a delightful photo? I made a lovely salad at Thanksgiving and decided to take a picture of it on the dining room table surrounded by candles. My thought process was, "How would Kelli do this?" Instead of a great artistic photo, I got a photo of a salad sitting on a table with candles surrounding it! Is the lighting the secret? Oh, well. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your blog every day.

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  2. I'm laughing all over again! Such great memories. And I love the new banner - very wintery. Perfect.

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  3. That's such a good idea to make them out of something that will actually taste good- we'll have to try that. The only gingerbread houses I've ever made you wouldn't want to eat!

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  4. The graham cracker house instructions can be found here!

    http://crafts.kaboose.com/miniature-gingerbread-house.html

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  5. Such a sweet post - in more ways than one! Happy Happy!

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