Monday, December 15, 2008

Gingerbread & Flowers

My mom came for a visit for the first part of last week. It was really fun to have a shopping buddy - and I was pretty lonely after she left. Good thing Christopher got home the next day. While she was here, we made Gingerbread Houses for FHE - Paige was very obliging and went to bed early that night. We had a few engineering mis-steps, the biggest was we almost ran out of dough. So the roof pieces are very thin and Maggie's even had to have some reinforcement under the roof. But, all's well that ends well.One more shot of the finished product - I won't take a picture of how they look today (one week later). Lots of birds... We also went to Longwood Gardens with my mom. It was just as amazing as last year. Here is one of the rooms in the green house. This sunken floor is filled with water and the middle section is floating cranberries. We had a great time and wish we lived closer. Thank-you for coming, Mom


Sarah said...

One of my favorite memories of our Christmas spent with you guys was making the gingerbread houses. It's so fun to see you made them again! And I think the girls are getting more talented :) That Longwood Gardens place looks really cool - maybe we'll have to check it out. I love how you find all these cool places and then we just steal your ideas - thanks :)