Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow and Gingerbread Houses

It is snowing. I know that that doesn't seem like anything special, but in St. George when it snows it is kinda rare. It has been snowing here almost all day and it is 2:00 in the afternoon, that makes it more unusual. In the 8 years that I have lived here when it has snowed it is only for an hour tops then it is gone in a few minutes, if it had even stuck at all. The snow today isn't sticking but that makes it even better because I get to enjoy watching it fall but then don't have to drive in it. :)
Amber watching it snow.
This year, like last, for J's work party we decorated gingerbread houses. It was fun and a little easier than last year because Amber is bigger, so she helped a little, and Elle was enjoying time with J so no little fingers grabbing at everything. Amber was helping herself to all the different kinds of decorating materials, aka the candy, but didn't go as sugar crazy as she did last year. She had decorated her own gram cracker house at a young women's activity earlier in the week so she knew the what to do. Here are a few pictures to document this years houses.
Amber's gram cracker house

My gingerbread house (after the crash on the way home).


The Cox Family said...

That is crazy it snowed for so long! It was fun talking to you today. Great job on the gingerbread houses.

Farley's Story said...

It snowed all day here also. However, it did stick. That usually happens, we just don't get as much as up north. I love your gingerbread houses. They are so much fun to make.

Auntie Nettie said...

"After the crash ..."

Excuse me ... More information please!

Christina said...

@Auntie Nettie: Well, as J was climbing in the car with the gingerbread house he sort of had an accident(or at least he claims it was an accident). It kinda tipped over and the roof fell off, along with some of the candy. The back side is where the most damage took place. It sounds more interesting than it really was.

Auntie Nettie said...

@Xtina -- Thank goodness. You knew I had to ask, because I'm the crashing one in this family. Usually. "Grace" on the other hand, does seem to be genetic.

Tom and Juli said...

Hey I see my house in that picture of Amber watching the snow. Impressive Gingerbread house skills.