The other night we were wondering why Sweet Pea's breath smelled like candy AFTER we'd brushed her teeth for the night. A few minutes later we found this.
Little Brother was pulling candy off the gingerbread house and sharing it with Sweet Pea. We really do want to encourage them to get along and help each other...but the gingerbread house has got to go.
It was fun while it lasted, though.
Cheap frugal as I am, I never thought to buy a gingerbread house kit, but we were given one by another family who was doing Secret Santa for us. It really was SO much easier than making our own, that I'd consider buying one next year.
The kids loved decorating it...and maybe half of the candy actually made it onto the house.
Firecracker actually got pretty good at making icicles, and was quite proud to tell people hers were better than dad's.
Here was our finished house...before all the holiday goodies dried up, and the kids started pulling candy off it to get their sugar fix.
Most of the other Christmas stuff is packed away in the garage again, and the gingerbread house is going to go missing...shhhhh...don't tell the kids I had anything to do with it.