One of my favorite things about having kids is doing things together that they will remember when they are old and gray. I try to spend time with my sons doing creative things that we will both like to do too.
This seems to always involve food or building something so we finally found a way to combine the two, gingerbread houses. I am now hooked and will be looking at other houses for ideas. We cheated this year with a kit house and some stale candy from Halloween. I learned tons and am thinking of already making another one from scratch.
The two houses my friends Jacquelyn has written about her Blog http://quiltofmissingmemories.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/one-sweet-forecast/ made a real impression on me and I hope to get an idea as nice as her “Dance Studio” house for the kids to build in the future. I am sure that I would end up dragging Tom into it also… He could draw out the plans on butcher paper and I would cook the cookies and make the icing.
My older son suggested that we make a barn and I am thinking that would be great if I can maybe make it with animal crackers we decorate or find some cookie cutters in animal shapes… the ideas go on and on.
But in the end it was all about making memories with my son and having fun on his Thanksgiving break and spending family time together.
Then after all the fun is over mom still gets to clean up the mess.
The gingerbread house turned out “sweet”! And you are right, those memories will last a lifetime!
This looks like a lot of fun 🙂 I’ve never made a gingerbread house in my life, but I think this holiday season is “the one”. It looks too fun to pass up!