Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Saturday, December 23

Ranch House Gingerbread





This is the second gingerbread we made today. We are about to go give it to David and Dana Waits seeing as how they have a ranch, and we, well, don't. Scott made the swing set and tether ball in the front yard and he thought of making cows out of marshmallows and he made the pond and feeder in back. Meanwhile, I had to make the dough, roll it out, cut it, bake it...how did I get stuck with that job? By the way, there is a Christmas Tree inside the house you can glimpse in a few of the windows.

So we just took the house to the Waits and Dana gave it all the attention its proud parents felt it deserved! She walked around the table and looked at everything while we stood there so proud of ourselves for getting it all the way out to their house in one piece. We spent yesterday evening baking and assembling the two houses and then I spent most of today decorating them. It took a long time, but I really wanted to make gingerbread houses this year. I wanted to last year, but just didn't get to it. So I was determined to do it this year. The problem was that I didn't actually want to have any gingerbread houses. So I got to give them away too. So, an all around perfect weekend.

2 comments:

Jill said...

Wow. Who would have thought that extremely intelligent people could come up with something so creative. Did you get an instruction manual with these gingerbread houses??

:)

The Other Half said...

I played tether ball when I was in elementary school. In fact, I was one of the best tether ball players at my school. We didn't have a tether ball set in our front yard, though. We didn't have a swing set in our front yard either. We didn't have cows in the backyard. We didn't have a pond in our backyard, unless it rained enough to flood a large hole. I hope you feel more hopeful about your life (having to roll, cut and bake) now that you have had a glimpse into how the other half lives.