Monday, January 31, 2011

The Gingerbread House

Before our son and two little grandsons came to visit, I set the month-old gingerbread house on the dresser in the Yorkshire Room where they would be staying, and fully intended to tell the little boys that they could have it if they wanted it. (Yes, I realize that it's not exactly fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies!)

But I forgot to tell them about it.

They arrived Friday night.

On Sunday evening, I was engaged in a conversation with my sister-in-law when I realized that it was pretty quiet, unusually quiet, probably too quiet, kinda ominously quiet, and wondered where the boys were.  I did have a fleeting vision of my handcrafted soaps being unwrapped and floated in the bathtub...

But I decided to just let it go.

A while later, both boys were downstairs with hunks of gingerbread house (rock hard, for it was made by John before Christmas) in their hands. I said, 'Oh I'm so glad you found it. I had meant to tell you that you could have the gingerbread house if you wanted it. It was there for you.'

Relieved, the little partners in crime rushed over to me. Very excited, the older brother said, 'Yeah, we couldn't break it, but then we found a cellphone and smashed the roof with it.'

With a very serious face and a half whisper, the 3 year old added, 'But Gamma, we cubbered it wiff a bwankie so no one wiw know.' 

 I'm not sure who he thinks we're hiding it from. :-)

 This is a pic from last summer. I tried getting a couple photos this weekend, but honestly, they need to come up with a faster shutter speed to keep up with these kids!

It was wonderful having the boys and their dad here. I loved every minute of it. We'll get to see them next weekend too, for the older will turn 7 and we'll be attending a birthday party!

Unfortunately, they did not take the gingerbread house home with them, but I think I'll leave it on the dresser for a few more days to see if the cats want to gnaw on it a while.

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Empty Nester said...

Our college darlings put together a Ginger Bread House this year...downtown at their house...and left it out...and discovered they have ants! LOL

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

That is just the cutest story ever...

Happy Monday!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Candace said...

What a cute post! Grands are just the best!
That is a really great Gingerbread House. Mine haven't ever turned out so good. :)

Ellen said...

Oh that is so funny..I laughed about them smashing it with a cell phone. :)
Very cute house..almost too cute to eat (or smash)

Michelle said...

What fun and funny memories! I agree on needing to come up with a faster shutter speed to catch kids for pictures. My two are just now finally catching on to you need to hold a minute so I can take your picture.

Unknown said...

I always run quickly when it's too quiet LOL, my two guys are like a whirling dervish.

Rachel said...

They are too precious!! I agree about faster shutter speeds for kids. I have to move quick when trying to get pictures of Christian and Espen (my great-nephews, you know them as "C" and "E" on my blog!) :)

This is totally not part of your post, but I like the pictures in the reflection of the mirror!! :) Were they taken in England? :)


Midwest to Midlands said...

I'm surprised they didn't eat the candy off it (I would have:) Cute story, cute kids.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed that they didn't see it earlier and left HALF of it uneaten! Soren has sugar radar, you know. He can find sweets hidden anywhere, much to his sisters' chagrin.

Thank you for letting me know what they were up to this weekend!


Under Her Wings said...

So precious! Loved the story. I can think of nothing more precious than grandchildren. One of my granddaughters (7) just finished a game of chess with "Colonel."

Cranberry Morning said...

About the pictures you see in the mirror: They are posters I had made of several photos I took in Yorkshire, hence the name, 'The Yorkshire Room.' AND, the wallpaper is similar to wallpaper in a B&B we stayed at in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. I love seeing the photos every time I walk into that room. :-)

Jennifer Farris said...

Hahahaha!!! That is hilarious. Especially the cell phone that smashed the roof...and the blanket covering. I love it...made me smile. :)

Judy S. said...

Too funny! I wonder whether ginger acts like a preservative. We kept a house for years; I think DD#2 made it in 8th grade and we kept it till a couple of years bugs or anything! (And said DD is well beyond grade 8.)

Tiffanee said...

That is so CUTE!! What sweet boys. Thanks for sharing. I needed a heartwarming story today and not to mention a little laugh!!

Denise said...

Such a cute post, love you.

partialemptynester said...

Aww, sooo cute!!!! Love this post, what sweethearts!!!

Eesti said...

This kit is sure to get the whole family involved in Holiday fun and cheer. There is something to do for friends and family of all ages with this delightful family tradition. Everything you need is included, no baking required!


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