Tuesday, December 20, 2005

sweet

Every year since they were very little the boys have been making a gingerbread house to while away the hours before Santa Claus gets here. On the weekend they decided to make two.




I like how their completely different personalities come through in the candy decorations


Boy9: free-spirited artist



Boy12: Mr. Symmetrical

20 Comments:

At December 20, 2005 1:50 PM, Blogger Cathy said...

I was laughing to myself and seeing this with the very first photo before I scrolled down...great idea with the chocolate Santa outside the door. Did Boy9 eat the other half of his candy, leaving none for the other side? I would have been Boy12; order and perfection freak.

 
At December 20, 2005 2:06 PM, Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

Hmmmmmm....yummy!!!!

 
At December 20, 2005 2:11 PM, Blogger christina said...

Cathy - he did eat quite a bit of it and kind of got bored in the middle. The other side of the roof only has a couple of things slapped on it. Usually they make one big house together and each kid gets to do one side of the roof - you can imagine how interesting that looks!

 
At December 20, 2005 2:48 PM, Blogger Sandra said...

Very sweet.

 
At December 20, 2005 2:54 PM, Blogger Schatzi said...

How absolutely sweet! I would be the free flow artist who gets distracted or bored.. DH would fit right in with Mr. Symetrical. Oh heck, who am I kidding... I would have a bare house as I would have eaten all the treats. Yeah that's it.. A minimalist look.

 
At December 20, 2005 8:33 PM, Anonymous Garnet said...

I can't decide if I want to live in or eat those houses! So cute!!! What a fun tradition for your boys!!!! :)

 
At December 20, 2005 10:21 PM, Blogger A.J. said...

Wow! I'm jealous, and hungry too! I like how you didn't screw around when it came to the variety of decorations. Well done!

 
At December 20, 2005 11:46 PM, Blogger Dixie said...

Fabulous! They're just fabulous!

 
At December 20, 2005 11:50 PM, Anonymous trish said...

Very cute!

 
At December 21, 2005 1:53 AM, Blogger Crystal said...

That is a LOT of sugar! I've never made a gingerbread house, gotta try that sometime.

 
At December 21, 2005 8:05 AM, Blogger Betty said...

This really made me laugh!! I would love to walk up to a house with a cookie hanging off the roof. Great planning I say.

 
At December 21, 2005 9:26 AM, Anonymous Amber said...

I love them! Do you make them from kits or homemade? I would love the recipe if you have it...

 
At December 21, 2005 9:56 AM, Anonymous mar said...

Wonderful tradition. The boys are just as creative as their mom!

 
At December 21, 2005 10:54 AM, Blogger Haddock said...

Wow! psycho analysis from Ginger bread houses.
But seriously they do look good! :)

 
At December 21, 2005 1:54 PM, Blogger Ginnie said...

I love this post, Christina. My 5-yr-old grandson made a gingerbread house in Kindergarten this year and they used upside-down sugar cones for pine trees outside which they frosted green. Also, they used little 8-oz. milk cartons for the form around which they attached the gingerbread.

So clever what can be done! I especially love how you can see the differences in your boys :) Yes, "psycho analysis from Ginger bread houses," as Haddock said.

 
At December 21, 2005 3:54 PM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

I got the girls a kit from Costco here in Vancouver. When I showed girl age 9, she was so happy. They insisted on doing it last night as I supervised the frosting and helped as needed. The frosting was surely a mess but it was all fun. Ours looks a bit like boy 12 but not as planned out and symmetrical.

I know they also had them at the SuperStore, but that's only good in Canada.

 
At December 22, 2005 8:15 AM, Blogger The SeaWitch said...

Great houses! If I show these pics to my son, age 11, he's going to have a fit and send me on a wild goose chase looking for all the ingredients to make one with him. LOL

 
At December 22, 2005 10:56 AM, Blogger christina said...

Schatzi - I would eat the treats AND the house!

Betty - Well yes, having cookies hanging from your roof is just so practical if you need a snack!

Amber - They are totally home made and your wish is my command.

Haddock and Ginnie - Hmmm...Gingergread Pschoanalysis - we may be onto something there.

Expat - it can get really, really messy, but they love it.

Seawitch - There's still time! I'm sure you're up to the challenge. :-)

And thanks to everyone else who commented!

 
At December 22, 2005 2:43 PM, Blogger GC PHILO said...

Wow! Those houses are great! That's what Christmas is all about...

 
At December 28, 2005 3:34 AM, Blogger Tim Rice said...

Thanks for posting pictures of your boys' gingerbread houses. They're fantastic.

 

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