Thursday, December 13, 2012

And then there were two


We started with four houses. This year I bought a kit instead of using milk cartoons and graham crackers. The kiddos were ecstatic! I unceremoniously glued them together with the included frosting and we went about our day. The plan was to frost and decorate the houses the next day.

When I returned downstairs a bit later, the house on the right was gone. All that remained were a few crumbs and the shiny foil base. I checked on the floor for it. I looked on the other counter. I then sought out my youngest kiddo. He quickly admitted to eating it. It was just too enticing.







Left with only three houses, we all pledged not to nibble. The next morning, we still had three houses. I gave my house to the littlest for decorating. He was pleased. With frosting bags and candy, the three decorated their houses. Each took a different approach glueing on the candies or making the frosting the major design element. There was also a lot of licking involved. They each tok their job of sampling the products seriously!

The finished houses were displayed with pride for daddy and the grandparents to see. Once everyone saw them, Benton set about deconstructing and munching on his next house. He eagerly shared with his siblings and anyone else who wanted a test. So, now only two houses remain. Eamon and Aine are hoping to save theirs until Christmas. I am not sure if Benton is part of their plan.

8 comments:

  1. lol we just did one big house and everyone got a wall/roof piece. fiona kept pulling the house down and eating the candies off. hilarious. so finally we gave up and everyone ate the thing.

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  2. At least they are being enjoyed visually and tastefully :) yum!

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  3. at least he was honest! sounds like it was a fun time :)

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  4. I had to giggle at this Heather..it's wonderful.

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  5. Totally adorable! It reminds me of making pretzel houses in kindergarten.

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  6. He he :) I'd have a hard time resisting too.

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  7. Happy New year! Hope your dreams and wishes come true for your family in 2013!
    xo

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  8. so cute heather. wishing you and yours the happiest new year! it would be great if you joined in the leaves of grass kal, i think you would love it.

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