Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Holiday Creep

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It's GingerBunnybread time, again! Yes, after the fun we had making gingerbread houses this winter, we decided to decorate houses again.

With Easter coming up, we found a neat one at Aldi (our Aldi still had some this weekend left if you want to go for this fun treat, too). Mister Man spotted it when we went grocery shopping last week, and we both agreed that it had to come home with us.

So what do you think? This was our house.

Wellll... at least this was how the house was supposed to look. On the box.

It went together fairly quickly, with no major issues. Once the construction was complete, the wee ones were ready to decorate. And notice the balls on top of the roof. Go back and look at the picture above again. Yep, my special little boy made sure we had them in the exact correct color order. It was a big deal.

They did a lot of decorating, and they were completely in charge of deciding what would go where and how to divide the candy amongst themselves. Well, once I kicked my husband out of the kitchen after he kept pointing to the picture and insisting they try to follow that exactly. They actually did a pretty good job of sharing.

Mister Man kept asking me to make it look exactly like the house on the box with the piping. However, without moving the premade icing to professional bags with professional tips, there was no way that the icing was going to come out looking that way. He was awfully impressed that I made the heart on the door just like in the picture, even though I explained that there was no way I could then outline said heart.

Their house looked somewhat like the box when they decided they were finished. They were very proud of themselves.

However, as time started to pass, I was reminded of the lesson we learned when making our gingerbread houses at Christmastime. Do the decorating first, then build because the premade icing slides. Ehhhh, now the window in the front of hte house just looks like a door - or so Mister Man says.

Do you like how the bunnies are playing soccer with their multiple multi-colored balls? Yep, these bunnies play soccer.

When they woke up from their naps, they decided they wanted to do some more decorating, so back to work they went.

At this point, Mister Man decided he could do the icing on his own, so I let him have at it. He actually did a pretty good job, too.

This time, they wanted to be sure they were in the picture, as proof of the good job they did making their house.

And really, I think they did a pretty decent job with it, don't you? At the very least, we had a very pleasant afternoon that we spent together figuring things out and working together.

And what's a house without landscape lighting anymore? This is an upscale bunny house!


Karen March 28, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

How cute is that?! And when did your kids grow up so big?

Laura March 28, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

Your little girl is so cute. Impish smile and all. My boy is a lot like yours he wanted to do the gingerbread house EXACTLY like the box. 6s are so very special eh?
They share a birthday don't they?

WeaselMomma March 29, 2010 at 4:50 AM  

That is a sweet little project!

septembermom March 29, 2010 at 6:42 AM  

You guys really know what you're doing! You don't want to see the lopsided catastrophe that I tried to pass off as a gingerbread house at Christmas. :)

MaBunny March 29, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

hehe, very cute Michelle. I've never been one into the whole house making project, lol. I think it turned out very cute! They did a great job.

Alexis AKA MOM March 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Landscaping light .... LOL LOVE it!

Oh my how fun is that! The boys would love it, last time we did a gingerbread house let's just say I think we had more tears and fights then a normal day. NOTE to self always get 2 kits. Yours turned out great, ours looked like a great big blob. LOL

Together We Save March 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

Wow - so cute.... I have never noticed a bunny house making kit.

Claudya Martinez March 29, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

Your house looks better than the one on the box; it has far more character.

Michelle March 29, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

Karen - They are big, aren't they? Mister Man is suddenly outgrowing all his clothes! And Little Miss is finally growing, too.

Laura - Awww, thanks! Sixes are VERY special. Although I have a feeling wanting to look like the box will live past the next birthday.

WeaselMomma - You know it - and $6 at Aldi :)

Kelly - Ha! Have you not noticed that I buy preconstructed or you can't mess it up houses? There are divots in the plastic that the house stands in. It's not me!

Marcy - Thanks. We like it, and it's a fun little project to work on together.

Alexis - Yep, that's my girl. She actually moved the spotlight around to show off all the other features.

Together We Save - I never had either before seeing this one. Pretty soon there will be Halloween ones, then Valentine's ones, then Thanksgiving ones, and ....

Unknown Mami - It certainly does have more character, and that's just the way I like it!

Pat March 30, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

I LOVE it!! What fun you all had making the bunny house together. The kids did a great job. It is so cute. Love the soccer-playing bunnies!

anymommy March 30, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

A house for every holiday. It's totally cute.

Gina April 1, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

Every single time we try to make a gingerbread house, it ends up with the me getting frustrated because I can't get the thing to stay together and then I call the makers of said gingerbread house evil bastards. It's very happy holidays.

Michelle April 7, 2010 at 10:23 PM  

Pat - They've got great imagination, don't they? I thought the soccer was pretty ingenious, myself!

Stacey - I'm sure we'll be there sooner rather than later. I think the Halloween house could actually be pretty fun!

Gina - Next time, try the Costco one. It comes pre-assembled and you just have to decorate :)

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