Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread Houses 2011

The gang getting started.

Last Sunday was one of our favorite annual Holiday gatherings - gingerbread house making at my Mom and Dads house with my brother and his family. Such fun! My eldest started planning his ahead or time and it turned out wonderful! A reindeer stable. My youngest had a wonderful time creating our house and shed and spent his longest time creating so far - he kept coming back and adding a little more. My 19 year nephew still clears his calendar for this event and his house this year was wonderful! His college roommates were then happy to help him eat the candy outside. :). My niece is 9 and stepped into the upper level with her fabulous house. My 7 year old nephew was extremely independent in his creating. So amazing to watch them grow from year to year. For the first year though my brother (a landscape designer by trade) did not complete his house. Started out a little too late with too grand of an idea. 
Next  year!

The little working on his creation.

The goodie table! This year we put it in the next room so they had to get up to get their decorations. I really think this cut down on the amount of sugar that was ingested.
My 19 year old nephew working on his house. It was gorgeous!!! He even posted a picture of it on Facebook.

The final creations! (Some still in the works...)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carrie! Thanks for sharing the pictures and stories from your special day:) What a neat tradition! It is one that I bet Conner will continue with his own kids someday:) I hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!