Claire applied almost all the candy to the house. We directed the placement on the roof, but she had free range on the tree, snowman, and gingerbread man out front. Patrick and I were in charge of the door and decorations on the front of the house. By this point the frosting was super gooey and hard to work with, but we got it done! Here is our first annual family Gingerbread House:
In fact, we had a great family day today. Patrick and Claire did some Daddy-Daughter shopping this morning (for Mommy- gotta love that!) I was busy helping 3 of my gal pals pack 55 boxes of food and supplies for our Big Give project this year. (More on that later next week.)
Then, we went downtown and had dinner with two of my closest friends from college and their husbands. One of our friends lives far away and has an absolutely adorable 8 month old daughter. We hadn't seen her since she was born and she is such a little spitfire. I love her happy, fun personality, and she is so stinking cute! Here are our hubbies holding each other's girls:
|Grant and Claire|
|Patrick and Maddie|
We don't get to see these friends nearly enough, but they are very near and dear to my heart, and it was wonderful to have a couple hours to catch up!