One last post this year ... and one last post about Christmas 2011.
|Our 2011 masterpiece|
I only made one gingerbread house with our daughters when they were young. Perhaps we're making up for lost time by making one a year for the past three Christmases. In recent years, the first house was from a very ordinary pattern I pulled off the Internet. Last year Denise designed an adorable, wonky, leaning house.
|The foundation construction on Christmas Eve|
This year she was considering a two story structure, perhaps an A-frame? But that idea morphed into a grain elevator ...
|The Boss (Denise) and the man in charge of the railway track (Larry)|
We were very serious about accuracy; we even had a protractor out to assure the correct angle of the roof lines. I hadn't made enough dough and we were unable to have the lean to shed, so we improvised.
|Christmas Day; it was a family affair|
|I get to do the icicles|
The two previous years, the big boys have smashed it. This year, the girls won out and chose to pick away at it gently as girls are wont to do!