*SNOW* day!

Today is also Truitt’s 10th birthday!  Don’t worry, birthday pics are in the works.  After reading a couple of different articles, I came up with a great idea that may just become a Speelman family tradition.  We made Gingerbread houses today with all of our leftover Halloween candy.  I hot glued the graham crackers together so that they would be sturdy enough for everyone to frost and decorate their own house (plus they can’t devour the whole thing and get sick to their stomachs from all that sugar).  Everyone had their own frosting and knife (so it was o.k. to lick their fingers, and their knife and their candy).  It worked great and the kids really got into it (not to mention our Halloween candy is officially GONE).  Isaac and Truitt even combined the houses to make a little village.  I must admit, Elle did more eating than building 🙂 (see below).

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December 16, 2010 - 10:08 pm

Andrea McClain - Oh these are so cute, makes me want to make some!!

December 16, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Jani - Super fun snow day activity! Love that Elle decided to come up with her own way of taking care of the candy — girl after my own heart.

December 17, 2010 - 1:06 am

Kim Gandee - This is an annual tradition at our house and we also use leftover Halloween candy with a few purchased extras like peppermints, gumdrops, mini candycanes, etc. We all get our own “ginger” as we like to call them, even mom and dad get in on the decorating action. A great tradition to start with your obvious creative and talented family. Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

December 17, 2010 - 9:21 am

Jeanie DeTemple - What a great idea and a fun activity for a snow day! Love how creative you are. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Truitt!

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