Gingerbread house

I know, I know…
…what am I doing sharing our gingerbread house in the last week of January!?
But here I am doing exactly that… *smile*
The thing I love most about our gingerbread house tradition
is that Husband of Mine makes them each Christmas with the kids
And each year, I notice he lets them do more and more….
{he can be quite a perfectionist… so this requires some letting go}

Each year the house is different… he makes his pattern on the fly
and seems to have worked out some nice little tricks…
~ like using tin cans to help stabilise the walls as they set in place
~ and even using pins to hold the roof in place 
{just make sure you remember where they are!}

The kids enjoy this tradition so much
you should see how excited they get as they smell the gingerbread baking…
…and see the lolly supplies ready for decorating!
{ok, maybe it has a lot to do with the lollies!}

The gingerbread house was decorated on Christmas Eve…
we were all on sugar highs and full to bursting with excitement!
{and I love that Husband of Mine adds little stained glass windows… just lovely}

And just look at that anticipation!!
Just seeing this photo again brings a big smile to my face
I think I made the first dint this time… 
Husband of Mine can never really bring himself to do it *hee hee*
It was delicious, and wonderfully fresh… mmmmm

Happy days,

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  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy December 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Oh Kelly!! How did I miss all these wonderful Christmas posts of yours last year!! They are amazing!! 🙂 🙂 Your hubby is so clever and I think he’s inspired me to do a Gingerbread House with my girls this year… and hopefully years to come! We do LOTS of baking leading up to Christmas but I know a Gingerbread House would be memorable and a lovely tradition in our family just like it is in yours! xx

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