Every year as far back as I can recall, I have made gingerbread people around Christmastime. It started out with my parents, then in college, it was just with Mom, then it was with a friend because the kids were too little….but now, the kids look forward to it too! We’ve added a gingerbread house to the equation, which makes it even more fun (Ammon is the architect, we’re the decorators!) This year, I let the kids decorate most of the gingerbread people and trees, as well as the house and they were silent in concentration for at least 30 min. I thought to myself….hmmm, maybe I should have them decorate cookies on a weekly basis just to enjoy 30 min of silence!
Pure joy on that face!
My little gingerbread girl