I’m scrambling here, working on the grandsons’ Christmas outfits and preparing for tomorrow’s arrival of 2-1/2 year old Alastair.Â He will be with us for a few days and will have my undivided attention.Â So there is no time for a new blog post. I hope you will enjoy this re-run.
The children’s ages and Christmas garments are not current.Â But the upcoming gingerbread house decorating activities will be just as described below–except that Robert may have a little more restraint with the candy.Â Then again, he is a little more experienced and might get away with even more this year.
Whatever.Â We will have a grand time decorating.Â I hope you have a chance to do this with a child.Â It is messy, yes, but sooooooo much fun.
“And I had but one penny in the world, Thou shouldâ€™st have it to buy gingerbread.”Â William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost
Laurel and Robert, wearing the gingerbread John-John now worn by his little cousin Alastair
Unlike the character in Shakespeareâ€™s play, Iâ€™m not sure that I would spend my last penny on gingerbread. Iâ€™d probably go for a scrap of fabric or lace, or a needle …..but I digress. This is about gingerbread and Christmas outfits for my grandchildren.
The marshmallow snowman had a short life. And he did not melt, did he, Robert?
If you have read more than two or three posts on this blog, you will know that gingerbread plays a huge role in our Christmas festivities. Robert and Laurel, at ages 2 and 3, seemed ready to be introduced to this family tradition. They made their first gingerbread houses, received gingerbread ornaments for their personal collection, added a charming book, Gingerbread Land, to their library in Nanaâ€™s nursery, and wore smocked gingerbread outfits for various holiday activities and on Christmas day. Continue reading