When Ben went to Ikea last week, he brought back a gingerbread house kit that he got for $1. I had been planning on making a gingerbread house from scratch, but the premade kit was so nice and easy. One of the side pieces was broken, but I glued it with some royal icing, and it has held up fine. And even though it was prepackaged, it still smells delicious. Ben helped Amelia do the decorating - he piped on the icing, and she put the candy in place. She had a great time!
Amelia had the idea to put a smartie in each of the squares on the roof. Good thing we had a lot of smarties leftover from Halloween. :) Here is the finished gingerbread house:
Here is the outfit that Amelia picked out to wear that day:
I asked her if she thought that outfit went together, and she looked at me like I was crazy and said "Of course it goes together - it's flowers and butterflies!" What could I say?