Friday, January 2, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

The Finished Products

Cousin Cody came over on Christmas Eve so I thought it would be fun to decorate
Gingerbread houses. It took me all morning to make the cookie dough and cut out the cookies.
The kids played so nicely while I worked in the kitchen. Thank goodness. After I got everything cooled, frosting made, table covered and lunch made and ate we started.(I was planning on trying to do this with all 3 of my kiddos plus Cody but BJ came home and took Johnathon to go plow snow. At the end of the day that was a true life saver! I think John would have been a little small). The kids had so much fun and really did a great job at not eating lots of candy and being very careful not to break the houses and make huge messes. We had lots and lots of fun.

Christmas Tree

Okay, so I was going to try to take some pictures of our nicely decorated tree after we all worked hard to make it look fairly decent. Johnathon and Gideon must not have cared to much about it because they both knocked the tree all the way over. John was first and he was sorry but thought it was pretty funny. The next day Gideon was showing Cody how John "just barely bumped it" and knocked it over again. That time Gideon had to hang all the ornaments. So just picture in your mind a fairly tall tree decorated by my 34" little big boy. You guessed it, the top has no ornaments:) So the day after Christmas I went to Wal-Mart and bought two 3 ft. trees for half price and not so fragile ornaments. Hopefully next year I can have 3 beautiful trees. We will see.