For the past few years, a dear lady named Mrs. Thornhill has made our family a beautiful gingerbread house in December. I always use it as a centerpiece on my table, but we never eat it. Well, last year she found out that we do not eat the gingerbread house, and she was surprised. She told Jimmy that she wanted the children to eat and enjoy it! I just felt like the houses were too pretty to eat.
Yesterday the Thornhills came over for a brief visit and to deliver our gingerbread house....but this year she made 6! Yes 6 gingerbread houses! One large one for my to display and not eat, and 5 smaller ones, one for each child to EAT. They were all precious!
The children proudly holding their gingerbread masterpieces
Here is the front of a little one
and this is the back of a little one
This is the large one that I will use as a centerpiece.
After I took a few pictures of the houses, the children ate them! I took some more pictures of them enjoying the candy, gingerbread, and sugary icing, and then I let them continue to eat them while I read aloud our current Sonlight books.
Sam, just getting started
Julie, being very careful
Olivia, so excited to dig in
Clay, getting started on a gingerbread boy
Leah, having her first bite of gingerbread
Julie, taking off the roof
Clay, taking a bite of the roof
And look at what was inside each house....candy!
After all of that candy, sugar, and gingerbread, the kids wanted popcorn! So we popped some, and they ate that too while I continued to read aloud.
Today's writing assignment in school is for the children to each write a thank you letter to Mrs. Thornhill for her hard work and beautiful creations.