19 December 2012

A Gingerbread House and an Angel

 I asked Angel a few weeks ago, "Did you ever make a gingerbread house when you were growing up?"

His very kind and politically correct response was: "Heck no! Mexicans don't make gingerbread houses!!"

So, obviously, I decided that it was my role to expand his experience of traditions from cultures outside his own, and I bought us a gingerbread house kit to put together. The results of our building project are pictured above. I don't think that the makers of the kit really intended for the gingerbread man to be balanced on the roof, but he's my favorite part. We're not sure if he's a gingerbread Santa or a burglar--but then again, it's always hard to tell those two apart!

I also love our front-yard snowman with evil red eyes and spiky green hair.

But guess what?? The day after we made the house, I came home from school to find this:

The house did not have a back door when we made it! Angel cut it out and ate it while I was gone, figuring that since it was at the back of the house, I wouldn't notice the gaping hole.

But I noticed.


  1. lol! He ate the back door. :) how silly!! It didn't even have any frosting on it!

  2. Love the back door! Haha! Very cute gingerbread house!

  3. hahaha, I tasted some of the gingerbread from when we made our gingerbread train and it was nasty! I'm shocked he actually ate it! Haha

  4. Haha he's sneaky, but boys need to know that we ALWAYS figure this stuff out.

  5. Are the hole isn't actually from the gingerbread Santa/burglar?

  6. Hahaha...that is too funny. I love your burglar Santa, and the fact that he ate the "back door" totally something my husband would do.

  7. Lol!! I love your gingerbread house!! And the door stealing is the best part :)

  8. Funny! Making a gingerbread house was a fond childhood memory.

    <3 Melissa