modern gingerbread house construction
the holiday schedule continues to dominate most of our free time. my wife has been very busy at work with projects that need to be wrapped up by end of year.
this is a modernist gingerbread house we made last night at IF+D but first I'm gonna hit you with the santa happenings
trail of lights 2007
USPS provides post cards to santa
they wasted no time getting the list onto the card and into the box.
the zilker tree from a distance
as if the post cards were not enough, they had this fellow in a red fat suit
she first refused to talk to this guy. she insisted he was not "the REAL santa". she's very shy and couldn't see wasting her effort and explained to us all how sending an email to the north pole (last years proven method) insured getting her wishes to the REAL santa. this guy's helpers assured her that he worked for santa and would relay the wishes. she set aside her shy nature and confidently rattled off her list and counted items off on fingers.
no problems with being too shy
now back to modernist gingerbread house construction night
sampling sofa for consideration of purchase at IF+D is best done with red wine
this was the designated time-out chair
when those two get together the time out chair gets a good bit of use, and this was before the sugar loaded house building materials were introduced
they had diagrams to help us understand how the homes assemble. we promptly set off to do discard the plans. I wanted a butterfly roof!
wall construction was delegated to adults. the real task was keeping the kids fingers out of the icing
they were finally liberated and the candy quickly smothered any minimalist intentions I'd had
we provided a few polygal pieces for translucent wall sections. I know it's not edible but I think it looks good enough to eat.
OH NO! structural failure results in a sticky mess
our team and the final product
we forced the german exchange student to parade our product around downtown