First, the cutting up/breaking apart of the various house pieces!
This year I got smart and scored the breaks *before* trying to break them apart, and there were no broken pieces. Woot! Next came the assembly:
Yes, those are the house walls on top of the roof. What.. did you think this was a totally NORMAL gingerbread village? You obviously don't know us very well.
We let them set up for about an hour, and came back to decorate:
|Megan: That looks like... Me: It's a FACE Megan: suuuure it is|
|Happy Portal to Hell|
|Why does the back always look better?|
|The radiation made this roof all wonky|
|The only "normal" house. Be afraid.|
|Poptart! Megan smoothed the frosting out by licking it.|
|Other side, it looks like a poptart too.|
|"It's a vagina. With Teeth. You know, like the movie.|
|Me: umm.. I guess that's a way to pick it up.|
|No, really, totally twelve.|
|NO, it's not "Walfy". Meg's nickname online.|
|It's a tent..er..house..thing.|
|The village now with more flash.|
Random comments you may have overheard if watching us make these:
-"You put your finger in the penis!" "Crap! Quick hand me that pen!"
-"Don't put your fingers in the vagina! I'm going to tell everyone my mom put her fingers in my gingerbread vagina. Call Child Protective Services!"
-"This is a FACE." "It looks like testicles." "If I was trying to make testicles, I'd have moved the gumdrop down closer to the purple balls! They're not even close!" "It's an old guy."
-"We are so weird." "I know, isn't it great?"
Thus wraps another wonderful Thanksgiving tradition! Just remember.. normal is boring.