Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gingerbread in 'da House

Well, in this case, gingerbread IS the house! The boys were off from school yesterday, and we were invited to our friends' house to decorate gingerbread houses. This is a kick-off Christmas tradition in their house, and they were off school, too.

Sam and I went over the day before to pre-assemble the houses, so everything was ready to go when we got there. Judy, their mom, said she didn't know who was more excited to get going - the high school girls or the little boys!

Working on the rooftop. And I do believe that cheek is protruding out a bit on the right - might that possibly be a piece of candy?

Rachel working away...

and Rebecca, too! They're both old pros now.

Still at it!

And the finished masterpieces.

Yesterday we also had our second snowfall of the year. (The first was in early October and promptly melted.) Since I had my camera with me, I snapped a few shots.

And hearing, "Mommy, can we pleeeeeeeeease shovel the driveway?" when we got home was too cute. But, of course, my dear children. Isn't mommy the very best for allowing you to partake in such activities?

I wonder how long actually wanting to shovel the driveway will last.

After about 15 minutes, Andy did mention that he felt like I could pay them for the job. Maybe $1 each. I told him no such contracts were signed before the job commenced, and I could do it for free. We ultimately all finished the job together. And they piled up the snow so they could run and jump in it and/or use it as a wintry chaise lounge.


Anonymous said...

WOW! those are great gingerbread houses! I shoveled the driveway for my mom when I was your age too!
Love, Nana

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica, kids and Ottico

Muy bonitas las casitas y las decoraciones. Le pregunte a mi hermana el otro dia que si estaban de vacaciones pues yo reviso el blog casi todos los dias para ver algo nuevo y no habia visto nada. Bueno los quiero mucho, besitos para todos.
Tia Tere

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess-
Looks like lots of fun - inside and out - we're gearing up for everyone to come here for the holidays - I'll call in a few days and catch up with you - Miss ya tons - Jen McE