Monday, December 21, 2009

A Gingerbread Village

Every year for the past five years or so I have gotten a bunch of friends and their children together in December to decorate gingerbread houses. We try to make it as low impact as possible by getting kits instead of making them ourselves (although Janell got ambitious last year and made her own). There's lots of noise, candy, and sugar overload, but it's always fun. Here's this year's photos:

Jack and Ivan killing time playing with the Playmobil Nativity Set until the other kids get there.

And the fun begins.

Sabine and Lisa frosting the roof.

Decorating, decorating, decorating.

Jack admiring his work while eating lunch.

The finished product.

I love these kinds of traditions, and hope they last forever, although I have a feeling this one may lose it's appeal by the time they're in Jr. High. Oh well, I'll enjoy it while it lasts.