Wednesday, December 8, 2010

You Capture - Sweet

We had a sweet field trip lined up for the afternoon: a Gingerbread House display followed by an opportunity to decorate a personal gingerbread boy (or girl). We got shoes and socks on, hair brushed, coats on, and headed out to the car where everyone buckled in.

I turned the key over.

Nothing.

I wasn't surprised. Someone (*cough* me) left the dome light on for several hours yesterday.

We got unbuckled, went back inside, took off our coats and our shoes. Not a very sweet predicament to be in, missing a field trip and all.

So we turned our missed outing into our own sweet field trip. We got out the gingerbread house kit we purchased yesterday, and contruction began.

Sweet, precious children hard at work.

gingerbread house Audrey


gingerbread house Jacob


gingerbread house Michael


gingerbread house Alex


Sweet little fingers placing candy atop the icing roof.

gingerbread house hand


Mischeivous little ones sneaking sweet treats, though I could never catch them in the act.

gingerbread house candy


And, in the end, a sweet house!

gingerbread house


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14 comments:

tsinclair said...

We really enjoy decorating the gingerbread houses each year. I stumbled upon a pack of 8 (small) people we still have to decorate.

It will probably fall under one of our "12 days" - if we get really adventurous, we might bake some ourselves instead of using the rock-hard store bought ones. :-)

Glad you were able to turn your day into something fun and sweet. :-)

dclouser said...

Such SWEET pictures of the kids! Love those holiday traditions. We always made gingerbread men when the kids were growing up. It tickled me when Daniel told me last week that he made gingerbread men for the students at his school and each one decorated their own for dessert at their Christmas lunch.

5thsister said...

I truly believe that there are no "accidents". You were meant to have this time with your lovely children. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon!

Zookeeper Jess said...

What a bummer to miss the field trip but you definitely made up for it. Plus quality time!

Love the photos!

Colleen said...

It's great that you were able to create a fun activity out of the missed field trip. I'm sure that made them very happy. They did a great job on the house!

Alita said...

Um... I'm jealous. I want to make a gingerbread house, but my kiddos (believe it or not) hate doing them. Weirdos, lol!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Sweet, indeed! All of these delicious posts are make me hungry!

Sheri said...

Very sweet indeed.

Rhen @Yes, they are all mine said...

I love how creative gingerbread houses inspire us (kids and adults) to be. I like to do one for the adults and the kids get to do their own. Always INTERESTING!

Tara said...

Aw, these are sweet. Your gingerbread house came out great. Glad you could turn your day into something good.

Hollie said...

I love all the color!!! ♥

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

I'm so sorry you didn't get to go on the field trip--is your car better now?

It was wonderful that you had a gingerbread house kit at home! It looks like it was a lovely time. :)

Tiaras said...

awesomeness!! - which reminds me - I TOTALLY need to get a gingerbread house!!

Amy said...

Love your color!

I've been wanting to make a gingerbread house for years. Maybe it's time. You've inspired me!