Monday, December 20, 2010

Two weekends ago, while my mom and I were out shopping I came across a Gingerbread House Kit. I've done a lot of things in my thirty years, but I don't think I have ever made a gingerbread house. I decided that now would be a good time to cross that off of my list and besides, I knew Morgan Kate would love it.

This past Saturday was the perfect day. It was cold and rainy out, and we were all itching for something fun to do. I pulled out the kit and began to get things ready. 

Preparing things was much more fun than I expected and at one point I almost forgot that I was supposed to have Travis and Morgan Kate help. 

The minute we walked Morgan Kate to the table her face lit up and she got so excited. She jumped up in her chair and waited so patiently until she knew what she was supposed to do.

She did such a good job! She was so patient and concentrated so hard on each little gumdrop or candy that she added. 

It wasn't until the very end that she decided she wanted to try a gumdrop. And that's where the real fun began. She not only ate the three gumdrops left in the glass cup, but she also began to take gumdrops off of the house and eat them. 

She wasn't the only one working hard and concentrating. Her daddy was pretty intense too.

In the end she was very pleased with herself and with her creation. 

I must admit she's got some serious gingerbread house making skills. 

This is definitely something we will do again. Possibly a new holiday tradition. 


Kathy Hardison said...

What a beautiful house! Looks like alot of fun. LY&MY

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

She looks so BIG! OMGoodness! Merry Christmas to you all!

Justin and Jessica Jones said...

Fun,fun...we did our first one last year too. The kids loved it, and it was a cheap and easy way to keep them entertained. We are planning on building one at Mimi and Granddaddy's house this year. I'm sure she probably bought the deluxe version, so we will probably be building the gingerbread mansion. So much fun!

Lorena Carrillo de Bianchi said...

Love it!