With twin nieces about to arrive in three short weeks and a niece who is a junior in high school and a very hectic schedule, I decided to do one of our traditions a little early. The kids love to be together so my sister and I established traditions early that allowed that to happen. She has the kids over to decorate and bake sugar cookies and I have the kids over to build and decorate gingerbread houses. Both traditions involve things the kids love. Lots of laughing, giggling, candy and each other!
Last night everybody came over and we started by building our houses...
While the icing had a chance to dry and "set", we all went to eat a supper of ham and cheese quiche and cheesy chicken and corn casserole. I am not sure when the kids have eaten so fast.
Jo, my niece and I, grabbed all the candy and put it on the table so that the kids could started creating their masterpieces.
The rules with these houses is anything goes. Everyone has their own house and they get to build it however they want to. Just have fun!
Oh, yea! I think we accomplished our goal. And all of us agreed. Next year is going to be even more fun because we will have one year old twins digging into all the icing and candy. Talk about lots of giggling and laughing! Can't wait! This is why I love traditions so much!