Yesterday Rachel made some lovely gingerbread cookies and after church today she whipped up some colour flow icing while Andrew helped the other kids with some graham cracker houses.
Her cookies turned out quite lovely.
She even had time to jump in and decorate a house at the end. I'll photograph the finished results later (after the girls create their masterpiece; they spent most of the afternoon coming up with a blueprint for a real gingerbread house).
Here are some pictures of the kids working on their houses:
Zoë and Alexander needed quite a bit of help, but they were pretty patient while they waited (with their cheeks bursting with candy).
Alexander was very proud of his "finished" house, but then kept adding things as he saw his siblings' ideas come to life. Someone added a cinnamon bear. Alexander added a cinnamon bear. Someone figured out how to make a snowman out of dinner mints. Alexander made a snowman out of dinner mints. Someone added a candy cane "tree." Alexander added a candy cane tree. Imitation, as they say, is the highest form of flattery.
And a view of the boys shoveling candy into their faces: