There are many great things about being a part of the Cumings family, and chief among them is: gingerbread!
Every year, on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the cousins gather at Grandma’s house (conveniently located four blocks from our house!) to make gingerbread houses. Real ones!
I should clarify: we gather to decorate gingerbread houses. Grandma bakes the gingerbread and assembles the houses with her special concrete frosting. She also provides most of the construction materials, as well as a delicious lunch. See what I mean about the perks of being associated with this clan?
This year, there were three two-year-olds, each at various stages of tiredness, so it was even crazier than usual. (By the end, Zoe was whimpering at the front door, saying, “I want to go home!” over and over. Holiday magic, folks.)
But mostly it was great! Zoe was way more interested in eating candy than putting it on the adorable graham cracker house Grandma made her, which is perfectly understandable. The theme of the house her parents decorated was “Pile On As Much Yummy Candy As Possible”, so we were very proud.
And now, feast your eyes on some gingerbread photos. And if you’re in the Litchfield area, come on over for a Mr. Goodbar.