Friday, January 1, 2016

Gingerbread Houses

Over the last few years, we've adopted the tradition of making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and frosting. Then we decorate them with candy and pretzel sticks. Slowly, this tradition has moved to Christmas Eve (probably so we don't have to save the houses on the counter for more than a day or two). This year, there were only a few frustrations, and the houses turned out better than ever. Mark wanted his to be grander than it was, and Mom made most of Seth's house. Dax did great once his fit about which cardboard piece he got ended.

Soon, the building was on. Dad used a card-stacking formula and built a Japanese style pagoda.

After mom helped Seth finish, she made a three-story clock tower.

Mark had a rambler with a flat roof that mom broke a bit, but she was able to fix it!

Dax made a flat house with two corrals out back for pigs, sheep, cows, and horses.

Seth was probably the most creative. He made a snake house with five snakes laying outside. Then he decorated the house with candy. We are really growing to like this Christmas Eve tradition.

We made a pretty fun little gingerbread village!

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