There really isn't enough time in the day. Many, if not most, of our little holiday projects around here require several days to complete. The Annual Gingerbread House is one such project. For one thing, it always takes a day for the icing to set so the house won't collapse under the weight of gumdrops, licorice and M & Ms. (If anyone has a quick, super sticky foolproof icing recipe, I would love to see it!) This year there is the expected icing issue and well just stuff. As the person who is in charge of all of the scheduling and organizing around here, I am sure hoping for some sort of Fairy in the New Year who will help me organize myself and the masses. But it is getting done in stages, much to the chagrin of the children. They have their gumdrop people and trees all ready. They even drew up gingerbread house plans unbeknownst to me. They have been more than patient. Yes the house will definitely have to be completed today. I think we can fit that in with the garland making for Solstice.
This is Eden's first time participating in gingerbread construction. As she is with everything else in life, she was all in from the word 'go'. Somehow she knew the gingerbread crumbs had to be eaten. :) You can see Helena is consulting the house plans.
Happy Solstice everyone!