Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Cottage Construction

Andrew gave Alyssa a gingerbread house kit for her birthday.  He got the idea from her birthday wish list so he knew she would like it. 
She had some time after school a couple of days ago and so dug in on the construction. 
She soon needed some help from me as she had failed to read/follow the directions and it wasn't quite working out.  Hmmm.  What are they teaching kids in schools these days? 
Don't answer that . . .
Anyway, the walls and roof were finally up and stable. 

Mr. Snowman can't wait to see his new house all decorated.

Alyssa adds icing to the roof while Faith watches intently. 

Cold enough for icicles.


Peppermint sticks.

They make great shutters for the windows.

A cobblestone walk.

Here is Alyssa with the finished house.  Strangely enough Mr. Snowman has the same house number as we do. 

The side view. 
It was up for a matter of a few minutes and then the kids devoured it. 


The Resident Farmer said...

That's awesome and I bet it was yummy too!

Wife of the Farmer said...

Sure glad you got the pictures before the kids got ahold of it! It looked pretty cute!