Two of my grand kids weren't here for Christmas because
their Dad had a conference schedule in our city a few weeks later
and they decided to tag along then.
We had lots of special activities to cram into the
short amount of time they were here.
One night I had the three youngest grand kids for a sleep over
and we decided to build
gingerbread winterbread houses.
Aunt Melissa picked up three gingerbread house kits after Christmas
for a steal. I had been collecting winter themed candy for us to use.
We initially thought we'd go for a Frozen theme but as they were
decorating, they integrated more and more Christmas candies also.
I pre-made the houses so they could just concentrate on decorating.
I know I'd lose the attention of some of them if it took too long.
I may be biased but I'm pretty sure we are closing in on being ready to
compete in Food Network Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville next year. HA!
I do believe they ate as much candy while they were decorating as actually went on the house.
Nana and Poppy thought it would be a great idea if they took their houses home with
them so mom and dad could enjoy them too.
Being a grandparent definitely has it's benefits.
I love moments like this.
After we were done with our houses we watched movies, played kitchen/restaurant and
finally crashed on comforters in the grandkids room. Instead of beds, they all
wanted to sleep on the floor together. I remember doing that a time or two
when I was younger.
We may or may not of had some additional snacks.
Auntie Carrie joined us for movie time.