built a house today.


Today’s entertainment including minor home construction. And by minor, I mean small… not insignificant. Because my kids loved this.

I’m not a fan of gingerbread, but it was fun and not at all tempting for me. Because it was gingerbread and sugar… not cheesecake and chocolate.

Once the walls stayed together, I added the roof. And then the side walls started to cave in so I ripped off the roof. It was touch and go for a while. I think my daughter feared it was the end. But I made a cardboard support piece to stick inside the house to keep the walls properly standing. Second attempt at assembly was a stunning success.

The kids popped sugary candies into their mouths while even saving some to decorate the house. By the time we were finished, I had little bits of hardened white icing all over my black shirt. And all over the table. And the floor. So disappointed I had to vacuum!

What do you think? How’d we do?

gbh-2b gbh-1gbh-3



About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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15 Responses to built a house today.

  1. lolabipola says:

    Looks awesome! Great patience!

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  2. I love the eyes! They look so fun!
    I used to LOVE sneaking candies off the gingerbread house as a kid. But now I’d be with you — not tempted at all, unless it’s made of chocolate!
    Hope you had a nice Christmas 🙂

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  3. mescalime says:

    It looks great! Well done!

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  4. Looks like a great little house. And it sounds like everyone survived–kudos!

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  5. Tikeetha T says:

    I love it. Great job!

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  6. OK now you’re just showing off. 🙂 Did you see ours? http://tinyurl.com/prknkqo

    That’s super cute. Nice work!

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  7. izabolinha says:

    Oh My! It’s looking awesome , and beautiful , and 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Never did one , we do not have the tradition , but I do envy yours 😉
    Turtle Hugs ❤

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  8. Looks amazing. I tried and failed, but there is always next year

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