Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Construction Ahead

The kids built their annual gingerbread house yesterday. While Bub was forming the foundation and the walls, I read aloud to them from Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery. Once it was time for the actual decorating, I put the book away, so they could argue interact amongst each other as to how and where to put all the candy and ice it.

I am always amazed at how much more sophisticated the house gets each year. It's fun to watch their skill level grow each year.


  1. What a fun gingerbread house and greenery (below). I think I'd go nuts if someone asked me to sew 8 costumes before tomorrow. Good luck with that. LOL.

  2. Woo hoo!

    Love the gingerbread house :0)

    I always think that my husband - the architect will think that's fun, but he hasn't bitten yet. I want to make one that is OUR house, but probably better start simpler :0)

    Good luck on the costumes. Shepherds? Angels?

    And, have you found your flute? You've been on my mind...


  3. I enjoyed all of L.M. Montgomery's books. While I liked Magic for Marigold (I've read it about four times, over the years), the one I keep going back and reading about once a year is The Blue Castle. For some reason I still enjoy that one - even at my nearly middle age!!!

  4. They did a wonderful job!!! ~Great pictures We will be building ours over the weekend:) ~Blessings & Merry Christmas Heather

  5. We did this last year and Charlotte especially enjoyed it. I forgot about it this year...I must get better because while it might frustrate me, they seem to love it.


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