Friday, November 30, 2007

Our Nativity Set

We attempted last night to make a nativity set that is made out of gingerbread. I had seen it at Michaels and thought that this would be a fun thing to do as a family and talk about Christmas and Jesus and all of that. So, we (I) began mixing up all the icing and adding the appropriate colors following all the directions since I had never done this before. Chris took pictures and kept Cadence off of the table where the candy was that was supposed to be used to decorate our gingerbread people. Pay attention to the fact that Cadence is playing with the stable piece here. It's very important for later.
This is baby Jesus not swaddled
We went through and made everyone's faces first.

Then baby Jesus got swaddled.
Cadence with the stable still laying on the table (but close to her)

I was trying to tell her about baby jesus (she listened politely and then asked for more candy)
Finally (2 hours later) the finished product. Now, you should note that the stable is now a piece of cardboard that we decorated. Somewhere in the process, our stable disappeared. We think that Cadence carried it off and Slang got a nice gingerbread treat but we don't know for sure. Alll we know is that it was on the table, in the vicinity of Cadence, and not it's gone. Even as we cleaned up the kitchen it never showed up. We asked Slang (Chris even tried to smell his breath) and he looked very guilty. So, no one will even know what really happened to our stable. But we made it work and overall it was a very fun evening. Who knows, this could turn into an Andersen tradition.

And finally a picture with Daddy.


The Lourceys said...

I love it! I can't believe she didn't eat any of the parts. I like your hair alot too. I can't wait to see you tomorrow!

elizabeth said...

Cutest nativity family ever! I'm lovin' the goatee on the "green guy" and his decorative M&M robe. Very creative!

Luke & April said...

That is so creative!!! I am very impressed.