In med-December, my boys got a package in the mail from G'ma & Papa...
It was a gingerbread house and there was a lot of excitement about it!
They got it out and examined it. We didn't have time to get it out to assemble it, so it got put back in the box. Apparently the bottom of the box was slightly open though because the next time Cooper picked it up, the parts all fell out of the bottom and most of the main pieces broke. There was much sadness.
We went out of town for Christmas and still hadn't done anything with it. So on New Year's Eve, we got it out and Derek was able to use the frosting to repair the broken pieces enough to put it together!
The boys loved it all and had a great time.
Daddy is our hero.
Daddy helped with some of the decorating too, but the boys did most of it.
We spend the rest of New Year's Eve lounging around by the 'fire'. :)
And trying out the s'more maker Derek scored in the white elephant exchange.
You put your ingredients on it and put the whole device in the microwave and out come s'mores!
Gooey, yummy and sticky!
We also played games while waiting for the ball to drop.
(We might have only watched the East coast celebrate and went on to bed.)