Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Tradition

I wanted to start a new tradition at my family Christmas this year. So....I bought a gingerbread house kit and had my kids and my niece and nephews all make one together. Nikki, Jeremy, Courtney, Nolan, Mitchell and the finished "house"!

The even got Grandma involved!



Where is Jeremy? Mitchell was on top of it and made sure everyone helped.



Mitchell had a great time! We let him mix the icing with an electric mixer and he thought that was pretty great. I didn't get a picture of it though because I was helping him at the time.



Next year I might buy one for the girls and one for the boys and make a contest out of it.





13 comments:

Sarah said...

How's Chad doing? My houses never turned out like the picture on the box. Artistically challenged.

Jeff and Erin said...

Sounds like fun! I can't wait to start having traditions each year after Davis is a bit older :)!! Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas! And I hope Chad is doing ok!!

Penless Thoughts said...

This is a great idea for a Christmas tradition. I love the idea of getting two and making a contest out of it.
Susan

Tracy said...

I bought a gingerbread house kit and we NEVER did it. Oops! Maybe we can do it after naptime!!!

It's All Good! said...

That's a fun tradition. We did that with Graham crackers one year. What a mess! Hope your husband is feeling better.
Happy New Year!

Just Mom said...

Too cool!

I thought about doing the gingerbread house thing, but ran out of time. Maybe next year.

Vickie said...

Oh that is a wonderful tradition to start! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun doing it. And it looks GREAT! Take Care :)

Pam said...

Oh the contest is an excellent idea! Wish I'd thought of it!
I love that stenciling on your dining room wall!
Happy New Year!

kdwhorses said...

Great house and what fun! You know one year in sunday school Savannah did one out of grahma crackers, so they are smaller versions. You could try that. We didn't get one made this year!

nickernoodle said...

We bought the SAME kit and Craig and the kids kept busy putting it all together!!!

Momma Roar said...

I think that is a great idea - I love the aspect of the competition for next year!!

Lori said...

That is a great idea. The gingerbread house turned out great.

Michelle said...

My kids love doing those kits...except this year one of them asked if next year we can make one from scratch. UGH!!!! I'm hoping he'll forget in the next 11 months.