Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gingerbread house

After church yesterday, there was a Christmas Bazaar in our activity center. I bought a gingerbread house kit from a sweet family.
I "glued" the house together before the girls came for their Japanese lessons today.

Before decorating the gingerbread house, we did our Japanese lessons. We learned Japanese words for "house" "window" "door", etc. as the girls colored gingerbread houses.

We also listened to an old record of "Hansel and Gretel" and put together a puzzle that I have of that old Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

That reminds me. When my kids were little, we got a huge refrigerator box and made it into the gingerbread house that the witch lived in. Even put real cookies on the roof and we acted out the Hansel and Gretel story. The problem was, after we did that, the kids were too frightened to ever go to the basement to play in that cardboard house. So we threw it out.

I let Hannah and Sophia decorate the house all on their own with not much help from me at all.

A couple Hannah-isms: The whole point is to get messy and have fun.

Also, "I'm queen of the Nerds".

The yellow Nerds on the front lawn are dandelions I was told.

The girls wanted to pose for their camera crazy lovin' Nana.


Julie said...

They did such a great job with the gingerbread house. :) What a fun time!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

This is so cute!!! I'm hoping we get to do one this year.

The restaurant we went to was Red Robin in Wichita. ;-) Not fancy, but yummy burgers, all you can eat fries, and they sing loudly on birthdays so it worked great for a 5 year old!

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

I got one of those gingerbread houses too. It is the first one I've ever purchased. Rich and I will decorate it, when there's some free time. Thought the family selling them was very precious!!