Monday, December 17, 2007
we are the champions!
ok, this is NOT the gingerbread house that jack and i built. this, THIS, is what he brought home from school on friday. for the past four years of montessorri, we have suffered through gingerbread house day. every year, they ask each child to bring in a box of graham crackers and THREE bags of candy. i have not once, in four years, sent him with ANY of these supplies, and yet... each year i am left dealing with the disposal of something like THIS!!
on sunday, however, jack and i set out to conquer the real gingerbread house. and conquer it, we did!!
i have to say, i was THRILLED to see the pre-mixed, totally self-enclosed bag of royal icing. no icing oozing out of the pastry bag in the wrong direction?!? it bode very, very well for this year's gingerbread experience.
here we are, triumphant!
jack said, "we made it without arguing." oh, yes, jack, we did. and it made the experience oh so much sweeter! (i was particularly happy when he called my sister to tell her that we wouldn't need to borrow the glue gun, after all.) (but don't think i wasn't prepared to fire it up!!)