Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gingerbread House 2011

One of my very favorite Christmas traditions is building our annual gingerbread house. When we were little, little kids my grandparents started sending us a kit that we would make for the holidays, and now that we are older mom bakes a home made house for us to assemble and decorate. It is more about the family time and less about the house each year, but we do enjoy seeing just how much candy we can get to stick on this house. 

This year was special too because my grandparents are visiting from New York and it was their first time to see Durham! Everyone got a little snuggle time in and he was busy taking a good nap while we ate way too much candy in the kitchen! haha

just a few pictures from the past couple years. 
Notice how I am wearing gray in every picture. 
::sigh:: 
looks like next year I need to mix it up a bit.

2008

2009

2010

2011: This Year


 {brother, I told you this was going up! LOL}

 {the person who broke the house and had to rig it with gram crackers will remain nameless}

{my favorite part... powered sugar. let it snow. let it snow. let it snow}

 {the hubs adding "people" inside the house...with spaghetti tongs}

 {granny trying to get a good angle... dad about had a heart attack with her on the chair.}


Durham looks like he is about to eat it! LOL. 
Not quite what he was looking for, haha, but yeah for baby's first ginger bread house picture! 
Absolutely a tradition we will continue with our kids.

if you want to take a trip down memory lane... (mom)... here is the link to last years ginger bread house. 2010

6 comments:

Holly said...

What a great family tradition. I'm pretty impressed with your husband's trees! Ha.

kirkandmona said...

This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions as well sweet daughter--I think it is because you and your brother have always made it such a wonderful happy time! Thanks for the link to last year...you know me so well. Love you tons.

Donna said...

That is some serious gingerbread house. How fun! Durham looks adorable in his onesie.

Jenn said...

What a wonderful family tradition!! I would love to learn how to make our own gingerbread home for Bellamy next Chirstmas!! ...maybe you should write a post on how to make a homemade gingerbread house!! Hint! Hint!

PS....Durham is so cute!! Merry Christmas!!

Morgan said...

This is so fun! I love gingerbread houses. We don't do one every year, but we totally should - it's a lot of fun. =) And Durham is sooooo adorable.

A.Leo said...

That looks like a gingerbread mansion! I'm impressed :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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