This year the kids and I built a Gingerbread house. I was pretty impressed with all the decorating ideas they came up with! The Princess stacked a few tootsie rolls together for a chimney, and the Professor used a bunch of swedish fish as paving stones for a walkway in front of the house. There were squares of Hershey chocolate bars as doors and windows, twizzlers for trim along the roof and even a couple of lollipops with mini M & M’s attached as apple trees out front.
It really was a lot of fun & the kids had a blast. Even the Milk Monkey was there, his biggest contributions were getting to eat small pieces of twizzlers, and adding a lot of “ohhh”s and “wow”s, but he loved it too.
This past weekend, we let the kids break it apart and start eating!
It was a little bit sad to see their creation turn into an after dinner treat, but they really enjoyed it. The Milk Monkey kept looking at us with an “I can’t believe you’re letting us do this!” look. It was very cute!
Somehow I think this will become a new Christmas tradition for us!