06 December 2010

The Apprentices

One of the traditions from my family is making graham cracker houses. For FHE tonight, the girls started their apprenticeship. Jeb started out by eating some of the building materials, but was so tired and fussy he went to bed before the construction really began.

He does like frosting, though.

So on to the houses. These are pretty good for a first attempt. They're not all the way complete yet, the pictures are that fresh! (Yet another special bonus for our elite subscribers and sponsors).

Elizabeth and her creation (yes, that is some of the candy in her mouth):

She is especially proud of Santa on his sled.

She also loves the heart-door made with candy canes.

Amelia was right there learning as well. She had some help from Mommy, but she's just as proud of her house as Elizabeth is of hers.

Next week we'll try to make a few bigger houses and give them to friends (another part of the tradition). For now, the girls are back improving their houses already with sprinkles and more jelly beans.


Katie said...

How fun! One of my favorite holiday traditions. I teach preschool next week, so I think I am going to do this. I like the heart idea, as well as Santa's sleigh.

James said...

Make sure you have plenty of milk on hand to detox the sugar rush. Either that, or schedule in a "Let's dig to China in the backyard" segment so they can burn it off.

If you need any more ideas, let me know.

Bob, Dad and Grandpa said...

Cute Kids

Linda, Mom and Granny said...