Meet Little Mama's Family
|Mom, Dad & Little Mama|
Lots of fun making stick puppets today using Lakeshore's Jumbo Stick People to talk about who lives in our house. Hubby found a few markers, I found some glitter paint, and Little Mama got to it, coloring and painting away. I love my fabulous pink hair.
|Magazine clippings of different items for the house|
|Our Magazine Clippings House|
The magazine pictures made for a great sorting exercise. See the house above.
Our Gingerbread House
Little Mama loves gingerbread cookies. I mean, she loves them. So, imagine the huge smile on her face when she woke up from her nap, walked into the kitchen, and saw me adding the finishing touches on a gingerbread house. It was priceless. She was so excited that it made all the effort worth it.
Before today, I had never made a gingerbread house. I wasn't too sure how-- or if --it would come out. I stenciled a house on cardboard (of course) and used it as a template for my cookies. Little Mama and I made the dough early in the morning using this recipe. I baked and assembled the main structure while she was taking a nap.
It was surprisingly easy. I piped ready-made frosting along the edges. The frosting was so thick it held the house together. Little Mama knew exactly what to do when I put bowls of candy in front of her.
We both loved decorating the house. I'm not too sure who enjoyed this activity more. Plus, the cookies were a delicious bonus.
But wait Little Mama, ....get ready for the snow!
I dusted powdered sugar all over the house and Little Mama thought it was hilarious.
But, the take-away lesson of the activity ... gingerbread houses are very delicate. You have to be careful or it'll fall apart! Whoooa, gingerbread house.
After all the fun today, our house needed a little cleaning. Good thing Little Mama had her vacuum ready. Happy Friday!