In true Katie Bower fashion, I am posting some of our Christmas activities in January. I had to. I am so stinking proud of our gingerbread house and had such fun that it doesn’t matter what month this is posted in…I wanna memoralize this bad boy.
Let’s start over. Will and I pulled an Obama and decided to participate in some community planning…through housing development. Our Gingerbread House Party 2012 began…
It was actually inspired by Nurse Vicki….aka Grammy…who came to visit after Weston was born and brought a gingerbread train kit. Will LOVED it.
They put it together exactly like the box. It looked gorgeous.
I decided that we would build a house…of course…I love making houses prettier in real life, might as well do it graham cracker style. I premade the house by cheating…aka hot gluing graham crackers to a shoe box. Will looks weird in this photo. Not like him. Oh and see the bite mark outta the roof? Yeah. Maybe I should give him more snacks so that he doesn’t eat the crafts.
He was extremely excited about the candy. Extremely.
We had to make our icing – I kept calling it glue hoping that he wouldn’t want to eat it – apparently that was a failure and now he thinks he can eat real glue. #momfail
Our little cheerleader doing tummy time. Check out that hair! All of the original hair on top has fallen out…now he looks like my own little Jason Statham…bare on the top, bear on the bottom 🙂
My little glue eater. My apologies to any future arts teachers. Yes, my kid will be the one in the back sucking on the Elmers.
So we started decorating and I got this side…
And here is Will’s…(seriously the kid is an artist)…
My favorite part is the door that resembles a tongue. Awesome welcome. If only we could have that in real life. Would make for very interesting curb appeal.
The sides were a collaborative effort. He was over putting stuff on the house by the time he finished his side and roof and got to the sides. So he told me what to ‘draw’ and he assisted in making them beautiful. He’s very into shapes…like star and heart and “pahallellagam”….
Our little village…
Oh and this guy…yeah…sleeps all the time…like constantly…sleeps and smiles…thats it. We’ve been calling him a bunch of nicknames…most of which revolve around sleeping or smiling. Jeremy doesn’t approve of Smiley Spyrus…I have no idea why.
This was definitely a highlight of our Christmas season…for me because I got to decorate…for Will because of the sugar high.
Kevin the pig holding down the fort with the Christmas stuff. I didn’t do a whole lotta Christmas decorating this year…but we did gather these little holiday figures together. I pretended they were a choir. singing Christmas carols. I should have strapped some antlers on Kevin…that would have been awesome. next year 🙂