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).