Friday, December 14, 2007

Gingerbread Houses and other stuff we've been doing..

Here are some pictures from our week

Tea parties...

Reading to Little Man

Doing worksheets

Rolling out the gingerbread dough

Decorating gingerbread men cookies

Our friend's waiting in their pj s for the power to come back on at their house after the ice storm.

Drawing on the chalkboard

Playing an alphabet game with bean bags

Opening our package from Jenny
Princess was so excited!!
Putting the gingerbread house together

Decorating it.....

It only took us three days

It was hard to not "control" the final product, but ultimately, it was Princess's house.
Our icing should have been thicker..we were dripping all over the place as you can see.


Michelle Waters said...

Wow! You've been busy. Looks like tons of fun...

Kate in NJ said...

Hi Michelle, We did have fun.
:-) Thanks for stopping by to visit us!

Frankie said...

Lovely photos! I love the gingerbread house. We're going going to attempt a real one this year, too.

Patience said...

Congratulations to Princess on her lovely gingerbread house!

Amber said...

WOW! First I want to say I Love that P. wears a hat to tea time! It looks very proper. lol Your chalk board is HUGE! I had one like that when I was a child. My father got it from an old school. I have lots of fun memories with my chalkboard. I LOVE your gingerbread house! I love the look of the dripping frosting! It looks like snow and ice the way houses look at this time of year. She did a wonderful job!

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all! I can't wait to see all the gingerbread houses..P is very into them. She wanted to have another "party" like last year, but we've got too much on our plate this year.
Or maybe I'm just older and wiser ;-)

Mariposa said...

I think Ami would enjoy having P to tea. She did a nice job on her gingerbread house.

Anonymous said...

What a great week. You are such a good mom to let her do what she wanted with the Gingerbread House. Not controlling the process is (will be) a big issue for me. It really looks great.

You totally lucked out on that chalkboard and freecycle. Everytime I see it I want one that big. ;)

Where did you find those worksheets? Are they for sequencing?

It is all ice here as welll. My dh has been gone for 7 days and just called and said that Chicago is canceling flights all over the place. So it looks like another day with my crabby housebound kids. Today Citcat said to me, "if you don't do it I'm going to snap." I wonder where she has heard that one. :)

Kate in NJ said...

LOL, Nina, as I wrote to you earlier,
controlling P is not for the faint of heart. ;-)
Yes, those are sequencing worksheets, and I got them from a teacher on Freecycle.

M- Thank you, P would love that I am sure!

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

I love her house. I love how you allowed her to do her own. She must have had so much fun!!!!

Jenny said...

What wonderful pictures- sorry it's taken me so long to comment. CJ has that same tea set, but she's never had such a proper tea party with it before! And of course you know what a success P's gingerbread house is- I still have remind myself that a perfect end result isn't really the point sometimes.

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