Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gingerbread House-2011

We headed to the Lindner’s this year to partake in the 3rd annual Gingerbread making extravaganza.  The moral of this year’s tale is
Remember what you’ve learned from mistakes made in past years.” 

The men always build the structure.  It’s just what they do.  This year was no different, they both got right to work.  They started out with very similar strategies. 

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Frosting glue, cookie sides, frosting glue, cookie roof…

Somewhere, somehow, the Lindner Lodge mistakenly read their house plans wrong.  It might have something to do with the immediate “blizzard” that fell upon the roof or maybe it was the way the designers took hold to the roof with candy shingles…whatever happened it was not good.

They tried more frosting glue and that didn’t work.  So they tried some more glue, and that still didn’t work. 

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As you can see, once again, Mallory snacked her way through the decorating process. She loves this day.  She has come a long way in her three short years of being a decorator.  This year she had a method and a small strategy to the way she placed the candy on the house.
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Mikayla decorated her own cookies and loved spreading the frosting, shaking the sprinkles, and tasting as she went along.
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Abbie watched contentedly from her highchair eating crackers and sipping on milk.  Once again, we commented on how different one year from now will be…three sets of messy fingers and sprinkles on the floor from wall to wall. 

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Above: Mallory’s Masterpiece.  Below: Poor Lindner Lodge
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Jeff said...

next year, hot glue gun! or staples or cement... It was still fun though!

Kristen said...

haha love the Lindner lodge. This makes me so excited to do this with my girl [kids] soon!