The Assistance League of Wichita hosts a Gingerbread Village fundraiser each year.
Of course I wasn't privy to this awesome event until I became entrenched in the mommy community. My friend Nicole told us about it:
You pay a small fee to enter, and that includes a gingerbread house kit. It was a joint effort on my and Shawn's parts to get even two houses completed between holding Story and keeping Wilder out of the candy (at least a little).
Story played with her hands for awhile. Who knew they could be so fascinating?
Here's one of our houses, happily displayed on our mantle. Now I catch wafts of graham cracker in the living room:
We also gawked at the gingerbread houses that had been entered in the contest:
Here's my favorite:
One of the houses was "green" and even had a recycling bin in the yard:
Here's TidBit, a screech owl. It was pretty cool to talk about the owls we read in books and say this was the same thing:
So grateful for family adventures. They should be more a priority. So often it's Daddy to one child and Mommy to the other.