I love making gingerbread houses. This year Chuck and I constructed them in advance so we didn't have to spend that time on Saturday doing it. I was really impressed with Rhett's stamina and skill this year. He had some really creative ideas. I also think it was Ollie's first year doing his own, and he is the king of putting jelly animals on his house. And because I made all the parts and had some leftover dough, I tried to go BIG this year. I won't make that mistake again, even though I liked it. I might, however, try to create something of the same size, just different architecture. I should enlist my brother's help in the design.
Ollie. Gummy sharks, gummy butterflies, gummy worms, gummy...
Chuck. I want to eat that caramel chimney.
Rhett. Notice Santa's sled, coke bottle reindeer, strings of Christmas lights, Santa going down the chimney...
dynamite (three vanilla tootsie rolls) with a lit fuse. Because he's an 8-year-old boy.
Erin. I experimented with stained glass this year and love how it turned out. So easy.
I may used up all my ideas before I got to the back of the house.