Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gumdrops, peppermint, and sprinkles

Do you have a Christmas memory from your childhood that just really stands out?  One that you remember vividly and only improves with age?  One that you've told your children?

Mrs. Catherine Mosley was my 2nd grade teacher at Cottage Grove Elementary School.  She had the most amazing classroom because she actually had a kitchen stove in it.  Every year for Christmas her 2nd grade class, with her help, of course :), made a gingerbread house.  I still remember it.

To this day I have always wanted to make my own gingerbread house.  You know, one that is like this...

or this

or I'd even "settle" for one like this

Now we were out and about one night this week and we found a kit with everything included.  Now I know it's not the same as an authentic gingerbread house, but it worked for us!

They are already asking when they can eat it!!


Clint said...

I love this!

TheCrankyCrow said...

That's precious! The thought of a gingerbread house has, on occasion, crossed my mind - and been quickly dismissed. Not a good match for a perfectionist.... ;o) You and the boys did a fabulous job!!! Hope it's still standing - and you have a great weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Out on the prairie said...

Thank you for the goodie offer!
I made one of these last year and it was tough by myself. I gave out a few as gifts also.

Jenny Woolf said...

Fantastic gingerbread house and I am not surprised they are pleased with it, it's really stylish. The more elaborate ones are WOW but you wouldn't wnat to eat them!
Making great big advent calenders is our main Christmas memory - and we usually hand make cards.

KrippledWarrior said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing it.

Jules said...

Theirs sure looks a lot better than the kit I made. :)

Sorry for being MIA family is demanding a ton of time right now.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Olga said...

What an adorable photo of little hands working on a gingerbread house :)

Janet, said...

It is such fun making things with kids. You all did a great job. I remember making Santas with Mom using Reader's Digest magazines. She loved to craft, I guess that's who I took after.