Monday, December 14, 2009

letting go of my inner Martha

For the first time ever, we made a gingerbread house this weekend. It could possibly be our last time ever too. For one thing, WHAT A MESS!! That icing is like super glue! For another, I had no idea how hard it would be for me not to intervene. I promised her she could do it all herself. It turned out so "3 year old pretty". Our Christmas tree is the same way this year. Ellie wanted to put all the candy canes on and you can imagine how that looks. I tried to spread them out and was totally busted.

Mom! I like it that way! All bunched together!

I am just breathing and letting go. It is all for her after all. So what if it doesn't look like Martha decorated...

Anyhoo, I digress, back to the gingerbread house.

Here she is getting some decorating ideas.

Working on the roof.

The whole scene, with a little visitor. See her there to the right??

Deciding on just the right next piece.

The finished product. Isn't it lovely.

We also baked lots of spritz cookies this weekend. YUM! I didn't get pictures because I was too busy being "helped." She loves to make cookies and finally discovered the joy of the spoon. Now I have to share. Not sure how I feel about that.


Molly said...

That is sooooooo cute!

I'm sure your special visitor was having a hard time not intervening too!! :)

Isabella Palladino said...

haha Nick and Lizzy made a ginger bread house, let me just say DISASTER!!! Max and I both made our own and mine is pretty good so is Max's and when we first started his was very messsssy!!!
Lots of Lovee!