Nothing compares to classic wintertime fun.
Short days, cold and snow outside, warmth, laughter and fun inside.
Making Graham Cracker houses was a first for our girls this year. I'm not brave enough to try real gingerbread houses, we'll save that endeavour for next year. Maybe we'll make gingerbread cookies today, that's a little less intimidating. (It's a snow day here! Even Mitch gets to stay at home today! Foot and a half of snow on the ground and still falling, the girls think it looks like heaven outside.)
Thanks to my sister's advice, we made our frosting thick and it held even the roof up well, although Josie's snow covered roof wasn't built to code for that kind of load, according to Mitch, and needed some buttresses to hold it together until the frosting dried.Mitch: "You've got some good glue there, Josie!"
Josie: "It's frosting, Dad!!!"
Precision and accuracy, precision and accuracy.
The world is a very literal place to a 4 year old:)
Unique creativity at work:
Ruthie enjoyed just piling more candy on:
THE FINISHED PRODUCTS
Josie's- symmetrical and even (I love the name always written from right to left these days):
Anna's- Flamboyant and expansive, complete with an enclosed backyard and an ice skating rink on the side: