Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Delayed Gratification - Chapter 2

One of the many family traditions has been making a Gingerbread House for Christmas from time to time - not every year. Well this was the year and the Houston gang got started one night with all the necessary ingredients.

At the beginning everyone was happy............and clean.

It went downhill fast with sprinkles, glue, frosting and all matter of things spread out on the table and on the fingers of all participating. I was smart enough to be the "photographer"!

Andrew stepped in for about one minute to drop a few sprinkles and then disappeared.
Smart kid. Emma was having fun licking her fingers as much as making the house.

The funniest thing was that the eaves of the roof kept sliding down, so daughter, always the creative one, took two cans of tomato paste to prop up the roof til the frosting hardened.
A way better solution then I used once when I used a hot glue gun!
This is one of the family cats. I think it's Cheeto but it might be Chip - they look alike. He too, was mystified at the whole Gingerbread making process and sat watching the whole episode intently.

A fun time was had by all..........

The finished Gingerbread House will have to be in another post because for some reason it didn't come through on this one.........Arrrrgh
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Michael Dickson said...

Babs, you are such a granny.

Babs said...

Ah Michael, it is role that I relish. It's so simple lots of love, hugs and smiles - little hands holding yours and happy faces when you read to them. It's what my life is all about. I'm a "happy Grammy" when I'm there - but alas, I wear many hats. said...

Geez...I step away for a couple of days and miss 6 weeks of pictures. Cute, adorable and hard to believe the kids are all getting so tall.