Making the gingerbread and cutting out all the pieces is alot more time consuming and labor intensive than the graham cracker ones, but I kinda like all of us decorating the house together. Plus I like the challenge of doing it homemade, and not a store bought kit. Maybe in a few years, as the kids get older, I'll go back to the graham.
I started the whole process about 2:30pm this afternoon, and the last pieces of house came out of the oven about 5:30 pm! When Ryan got home from work I put him in charge of putting the house together while I made dinner (waffles). After dinner we started the process of decorating. Ryan was a good sport and lasted about 45 minutes with the kids. After they were sufficiently sugared up, we put them to bed, and I finished decorating it myself. (I secretly love decorating the house, I just couldn't leave it when the kids went to bed, I had to add more to it!)
|Putting the house together|
|Ryan is the construction major, that's why he puts the house|
together. I'm too impatient and don't let the icing dry, and the
walls cave in.
|Adding the candy!|
|Ryan got a little bored at the end and gave our snowmen red hot eyes|
and samurai swords. Apparently our house needs protection
|The finished product after I did my last minute additions.|