The kids were so excited to decorate gingerbread houses this year. I had purchased them with the idea that we would assemble them with the cousins during our early Christmas celebration, but we ran out of time. So we got to them a few days later after a lot of persistent begging by the children.
I bought a mini village this year with four small houses - good idea in theory, but so much harder to construct tiny little structures and decorate with tiny bits of candy.
Carter and Kennedy had a lot of fun, which of course was most important, but the end result wasn't as successful as I would have hoped.
getting ready, laying out a plan
gingerbread building is serious business at our house ~ look at that face of concentration!
Our finished product - not a lot of embellishments because the tiny bits of candy were so hard to work with. They definitely lacked any patterns or intentional decorating, but we all had a great time!