Why Lemony?
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January 17, 2005

mission accomplished

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Georgia, Maya, and I successfully created a gingerbread house on Friday. It doesn't have a lick of gingerbread on it, however. It's made of graham crackers 'glued' onto a cardboard house with royal icing (that superwhite icing that hardens to rock consistency when it dries). The roof is shingled with frosted mini wheats. It was really fun to make for all involved. I really got into making a miniature house, and the kids had a lot of fun with the 'glue', which they squeezed out of plastic bags with a little hole cut in one end onto every surface they could manage. Sticking all the candy and things into that oozy stuff was very satisfying too. I had a strategy to keep them from eating too much sweet stuff- I only bought candy that either didn't taste very good or really tasted bad, in my opinion. It worked pretty well- Georgia mostly ate graham crackers and Maya had one of each kind of candy but wasn't interested in seconds. And then, once the candy was stuck to the house, they weren't allowed to take it back off again- and they didn't want to mess up their creation!

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(glamour shot)

Posted by Bahiyyih at January 17, 2005 08:59 PM

HEE HEE! I especially like the Glamour shot!



Posted by: liz at January 17, 2005 11:27 AM

„hat a beautiful"gingerbread house" It must have been great fun to put together. I would have loved it and licked my fingers a whole lot. Wasnt it kind of ornery to put bad tasting candy on it. I want mine full of hershey kisses. I do understand keeping the kids from eating a lot of candy. You are a smart mom.


Posted by: Patty at January 18, 2005 06:52 AM


Posted by: Layli at January 18, 2005 08:21 PM

A childhood dream come true. And so beautiful. Frank Lloyd Wright would be proud . . . of the creativity, peeking down at you from his present position. Can't help but think of the opera "Hansel and Gretel." Such beautiful music. "Now I lay me down to sleep, Fourteen angels watch do keep. Two are on my right hand," etc. When you were a little baby (about 6 months), Danny and I worked for the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra. He was the lighting designer, and I was stage manager. You got to play with Grandma Vi while we played in the world of theatre and music.

Posted by: Nana at February 4, 2005 05:33 PM