Reed is my gingerbread house enthusiast. He started asking in October when they first appeared on the shelves if we could buy one. I held him off until after Thanksgiving though. On the way home from the Great Wolf Lodge, I bought a kit at Michael's and we sat up that evening putting all the touches on the house.
I realized looking at the photos on the camera that I never got a photo of the final project. But it didn't look much different than this - just more candies and icing as snow on the cardboard ground around the house.
Since we were leaving for out of town the day after Christmas, I told the boys they could eat the house or at least attempt it on Christmas Day. They had a lot of fun cutting into the house and choosing who got to eat what part of it.