Last year, I was so excited to find an allergy safe gingerbread house kit online. I think I spent my monthly salary to have it shipped to our house so that my kid could have fun constructing herself a candy concoction. Honestly, the cost meant nothing to me since it was safe and Georgia could have a fun time constructing the house. It was a win-win in my book. This year, I wasn't even thinking about doing the whole gingerbread building experience again, but I was walking through the grocery store and spotted a kit that appeared (shockingly) safe. After a quick check of the ingredients (and for half the price), we became a gingerbread construction crew once again!
Let me clarify... by "crew," I mean that Georgia observed as I put the house together. My usual and trusted construction foreman disappeared into the office to finish up some work before the weekend, so I had to become Chief Engineer on the project. Not my forte. I quickly realized that I apparently have a heavy hand when it comes to glue/frosting. Luckily, we had a leftover can of bright red frosting from Cookie Bake in the fridge, so our house got a little colorful addition. I may have sold the concept to Georgia as, "We have a red door on our house, so your gingerbread house should have a red door too!" Nothing pleases my heart more than when she says, "That's a GREAT idea!" (vs the "NOOOOO!" I half expect to hear these days).
|Yup, that's red frosting on her chin!|
|Our safe little Wonka gingerbread house.... err... "cottage" kit!|
I was in charge of the main construction and Georgia helped add all the candy onto the house/landscape. As expected, she put about half the candy on the house and the other half into her belly! Sidenote - the kid did not like NERDS!!! Whose kid is this?!?! NERDS rock!
|Our little masterpiece. Note the green doorbell that she had to add, just like the box!|
At least it's colorful...
|I love the random bananas everywhere! Nothing says Christmas like some ripe bananas!!|
And then my little bug wanted to take some selfies with me. Who can deny that?!?
Only a Momma could love this little stinker face...
|Ewwww... a kiss????|