Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Run, run as fast as you can...

The Zany family made their first ever Gingerbread House! The kids loved icing the roof of the house and made sure to lick the spoon every chance they got. They also made sure to divide the candy between their little mouths and the Gingerbread House! Their motto was, "Two for me, one for the house..."

They are very proud of the end product:



And no, they were not nice and loving to each other as they decorated the house...I think Wacky Zacky's sugar high is kicking in in this picture because he can hardly hold up his head.


The kids were warned NOT to eat the treats off the Gingerbread house...It's a fun decoration to look at-not touch! As you can see by Zany Janie's mischievious smile she plans to heed this warning!



And Wacky Zacky will give you a little wink as he plucks a piece of candy off the house!



Every morning I find the kids quickly running away from the Gingerbread house pretending nothing is in their mouths. And every time this line goes through my head:

Run, run as fast as you can!
Mommy can't catch us because she's too slow from the baby in her tummy!

Zany thought of the day: Many of you may be planning on playing games with family over the Holidays. So here's a little tidbit of information that may help you win the game: The Gingerbread Boy first appeared in 1875 in the St. Nicholas Magazine. The original version was about a childless old woman bakes a gingerbread boy who leaps from her oven and runs away. The woman and her husband try to catch him, but fail to do so. The gingerbread boy then outruns several farm workers and farm animals while taunting them with the phrase:
I've run away from a little old woman,
A little old man,
And I can run away from you, I can!
Unfortunately the tale ends with a fox catching and eating the gingerbread boy who cries as he's devoured, "I'm quarter gone...I'm half gone...I'm three-quarters gone...I'm all gone!"

5 comments:

Tonda said...

adorable! But I wanna see a baby belly pic before you pop out that kid

Mommyof2girlz said...

We just did ours too. I love the candy cane heart! Might have to steal it for next years house :)

CraftGirlAlli said...

we made one over the weekend too! Only Colby was sneaky while taking candy. He would just stare at me while doing it and had that look on his face like..."what are you gonna do about it?"

SpottedCow said...

Is wondering if we have a new Zany baby yet??? ;)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Your gingerbread house is adorable! Good luck with having the baby :D