Monday, December 15, 2008

Voila!!!


VOILA!
( Yes, my Davis is wearing an Alabama jersey. I can't talk about it.)

What is more fun than making your very own gingerbread house??? There's all that wonderful sticky icing to be licked off your fingers,  and a plethora of candy to be stuck anywhere you want to put it.  When Mom's not watching,  you can try and cram as much of that candy in your mouth as possible.  Today, two candy crammers hard at work!  Joyeux Noël!

Today is Mid Month Theme:  Subway Day for some of my blogger friends.  Since Birmingham has no rapid transit system, I asked if I could join this prestigious group should I  get a good Metro photo in Paris!  My friend Peter accepted my offer and slyly passed his "spot" off to me this month.  My photo can be seen on his great blog, Peter's Paris.  Thank you Peter,  for letting mine sit amongst your wonderful Paris photos!!! 

 You can also see a few more of my Metro photos as well as a link to the other Subway Day participants on my new blog

Henry took candy placement very seriously!

The Tune du Jour is " Here Comes Santa Claus" by Elvis!



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20 comments:

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, Your Christmas was definitely worth waiting for! Love your header and ALL the wonderful Christmas you are sharing with us! How could one not feel Christmasy after a visit here? No way! Loving it.

USelaine said...

How cute! You know, before I read your post I thought he was going in for a plunge of destruction - nanoseconds before the prongs of that hand thwacked into the pristine delight. Well, glad I was wrong, except for that little tomboy part of me...

Kathleen said...

Roll Tide!
Nothing better then the kids in the kitchen helping and the grandkids are even better!

alice said...

These two photos are real treasures! We are not used to make these lovely gingerbread houses in France, I don't know why...
Bravo for your photo at Concorde station!

Blognote said...

Such lovely photos, Virginia!!
Weren't we all like this? Wonderful!

JM said...

Perfect timing to capture Davis' and Henry's cutest faces! :-)

Therese said...

A joyful assignment to look forward to.

Rambling Round said...

What a delight! We had a candy house as children, and I still remember helping Mama decorate it. We saved it in plastic from year to year, and it survived many years.

The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!

I loved making gingerbread houses.

as for the mass transit

If we could have it local, in Homewood, that would be a good start. I choose to live in walking distance of everything I need, but it would be nice to live in a grown-up city one day.

Virginia said...

Foodie, Unfortunately our politicians choose to pour OUR money down the "rat hole". Maybe the biggest rat has been caught, oui??? When you go to a "grown up " city like Paris, it's astounding how easy and inexpensive it is to get from one place to another on the Metro!!

RR, No saving these for next year. I am pretty sure Davis has tried to eat the house already. They make the houses already baked and put together now so all Mom has to do is furnish icing and candy!

Halcyon said...

What beautiful gingerbread houses. Did grandma bake the walls and roof herself? That's the hardest part, if you ask me! But it's worth it to see the enjoyment on these little ones faces.

Julie said...

Gingerbread houses are not the norm here in Australia. However, the looks you have captured are wonderful, V.

babooshka said...

I am so late that all the best bits are gone.. Little face so cute and so intense. Some serious architecture going on here.

Can't access my email 'til tomorrow. Send me your adress and I'll send you a card.

Virginia said...

B
You are never too late. Yes sweet faces and serious candy cramming and architecture going on.

I am surprised that everyone doesn't do gingerbread houses everywhere. I of course not the baker would never have made the whole thing but the decorating is the fun part!

Kathleen, I had him all in love with Auburn and then his dad brainwashed him. It's a sad, sad, day in this household. War Eagele, girl!!!!

Bob Crowe said...

This beautiful child has been on your blog so often he needs an agent. I think, though, that you pay a lot of royalties by non-monetary means.

D said...

Looks like they had a great time making those houses. Cheer up V, it looks like Davis has on an orange shirt underneath his jersey. ;)

Virginia said...

D , It's orange but not Auburn orange, sadly! ha

Bob,
I know but it's rained here seemingly forever and I am digging for photos!! No broken down old reindeer to photograph! ha

Dusty Lens said...

Well done, we ahve upcoming baking artisens in our midst!

tr3nta said...

what a beautiful little house.

Ming the Merciless said...

Glad it wasn't me tasked with decorating the ginger bread house. I would have eaten all the candies and the door of the house before it is done. :-)