A couple of weeks ago, Evyn was flipping through her National Geographic for Kids magazine and came upon a "gingerbread" house she just had to make. Fond of the magazine-inspired creative process myself, I was anxious to help her vision come true. The magazine featured fancy gumdrops and smarties and pretty coconut flakes, and as I wandered the baking aisle I realized this fun little project was going to get expensive. So we improvised. The marshmallows were 98 cents, and I needed to buy frosting for Ashlyn's cake anyway.
Basically, I scoured the pantry for stuff we already had and set it out for her to go to town with. Her favorite-est were these duck and rabbit sprinkles from an easter package we still had. I mean, surely this isn't the first time you've seen rabbits on a roof, right?
I was the messy contractor who slapped the walls and roof together rather precariously with joints of globby icing. The prettiest parts of this house are all Evyn's handiwork.