Monday, December 7, 2009

The Gingerbread Disaster

The weather was freezing, so we skipped the Keller Tree Lighting and decided to stay home and make a gingerbread house. We had a kit and it seemed easy enough.

My Junior Baker was dressed and ready to go.

Our architect team was ready to go.

The only problem was that 5 of the 7 pieces were broken. The directions said simply glue them together with icing and everything will be ship shape. Wrong!

We tried to repair it with little hope.

Kaden and I moved on to decorating the ornaments that were also included.

The repair team continued!

Tah-DAH! The tree is complete!

It was also kind of tasty, but also a bit hard!

When did he get so big.

We decided it couldn't be saved.

I was very sad. After the two broken roof tiles wouldn't stay on, Becky attempted to make a Ritz roof. Also no good!

A side view. Meg decided to make stained glass, looks more like the windows are bleeding!

My side! There is the tree Kaden and I made. Turns out it was a bit heavy and was blamed for the walls collapsing.

Still having fun!

It is quite beautiful really and open to the starry sky.

Ritz nose!

A side view.

Doesn't our look just like the box?

We decided to turn the broken roof into a driveway. Fittingly we put a fire truck in the driveway!

Kaden carefully placed peppermints on each corner.

A view from above!

The building crew in a timed shot. We are thinking about giving up our day jobs to enter some contests.
Kaden was over it by now!

Our house is hideous but we had fun and made a nice big mess!

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