Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday Traditions

Christmas 2006
Christmas 2007

Growing up my family always had a lot of traditions during the holidays. Decorating the house with my Dad, all 6 of us being home with the Christmas music playing and decorating the Christmas tree and piling into the car and driving around looking at Christmas lights.

After having kids of my own I wanted to add some new traditions to the holiday season with them. When Curly Girl was 16 months old I started making a gingerbread house with her each Christmas. I can't find my picture from Christmas 2005 but you can see above our last two attempts.

It's something that she remembers all year long and she talks about a lot. We're planning on doing this year's gingerbread house on Thanksgiving weekend. This time Munchkin gets to join in.

I hope that this is something that the girls will continue to do when they have kids of their own.

Check out Candid Carrie for some other traditions!


this is it said...

That is a wonderful holiday tradition. I can never get ours to stay up. Your girls are super cute.

Candid Carrie said...

Oh, I envy anyone that has the tenacity to create an entire gingerbread house! I can't stand the stickiness of it or the treating it like a shrine once it is done.

I love to look at them and pretend that I am about to take a chunk of it ... that always makes the "home" builders freak out just a wee bit!

Thanks for sharing and I just love the pictures!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

We just made gingerbread houses for the first time last year at a school activity. It was so much fun!

Your girls look like they have a fabulous time making their houses!