Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gingerbread Men

I was in W*l-Mart the other day and came across a really cute Gingerbread House kit.
Let me back up and say that I am always prepared. I always buy the Costco Gingerbread House kit way in maybe October because the boys traditionally make their house the first Sunday in December. Well, not this year! I didn't even think about this annual tradition until I was in W*l-Mart. This is a prime example of the way things have gone since bringing Emma home from Russia. Sooooo...I put a box in my cart and kept shopping UNTIL I came to another part of the store where they had kits of just GINGERBREAD MEN.

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Now, I know this is breaking tradition, but this Mom has got to maintain a little sanity this year!!! I quickly put the house kit back and snatched up the one above. Eight men and the icing and candies came inside. I was planning on using this as an activity for the weekend, but Jackson found the box last night. He begged and pleaded to go ahead and make his men so I let the boys open the kit last night.

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The chefs are ready to begin!

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Even Emma got to take part in the festivities...the boys let her lick the hand mixer beaters. She thought the icing was the best thing she had ever tasted.

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We saw plenty of this when they were taken away...

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Hope you all have a great weekend! I have a fabulous date lined up for Saturday with my favorite six year old!


Kristine said...

Those cookies look wonderful! I love the look on Emma's face in the last picture...she looks like she has been robbed!

Jodee Leader said...

What a blast! Cute pictures! We also make gingerbread houses, however, we go to our local Children's Museum to do it. We always have a great time and I love leaving the mess there! We are making our house this Sunday afternoon. I can't wait!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks like all the kids enjoyed their GB treats!! I always buy the houses, but this year I didn't......we have a friend who is an artist and she makes her own GB kits. She is making four of them and a few of us our getting together with our kids Sat night so they can build them.....I can't wait to go:)

Sounds like you have something exciting planned this weekend....Have FUN!!



Barb said...

Love the last photo of Lexi - she looks so determined!

Looks like the cookie decorating was fun!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Emma is beautiful! I adore her hair. And I love the cookie idea-so much easier than the house kits. Good for you-going with easy!

Henley on the Horn said...

What cute cookies!! I need to copy yoU:) Precious children.

Tara said...

Ohhhh I am so glad you posted about gingerbread people. I have never in my life done the houses and was not looking for to it. Just seems like too much stressful work building the thing. I think when the time comes, we'll do the gingerbread people here too.

teg said...

Your boys are so funny. Looks like a good time was had by all - at least until the beaters were taken away!

3 Peanuts said...

So cute. ... LOVE their chef hats.I might be heading to the dreaded WM tomorrow...I will look for them.

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