Good friends Marianne and Rod had us over in December to decorate a gingerbread house.
Now, I should back up a bit. Our very first Christmas with Claire, Marianne invited us over and created the most amazing gingerbread house and family for Claire to decorate. And decorate she did, but mostly she just ate, licked, tasted and got a sugar-high while I decorated along with my mom who was in town at the time.
Every year, we continued to receive this fabulous invitation from Marianne and Rod. Ren’s first year decorating the house was in 2009, his first Christmas with us.
And unbelievably, last month actually marked our sixth annual gingerbread house decorating day with Marianne and Rod. We are so blessed to have such good friends who just love to spoil our kiddos with love and attention. And candy; I can’t forget the candy.
Here’s a shot of the kids wearing their aprons from Marianne and Rod (given to them their first year decorating). We are just about to head over to their house, but doesn’t it look like Claire and Ren already have major sugar-highs? Crazy kids …