My wife and I were both born to sensible parents, not prone to excessive pomp and circumstance around any holiday season at all. You would think this would be ideal for a couple of kids who were, by all accounts, independent and all growed-up even from the youngest of ages; somehow, we both came out loving nothing so much as festive holiday decoration and amusements.
One of our favorite such decorations and amusements is a gingerbread kit from the 99 cents store. They’ve one for every season, and they’re both fun and delicious! What could be better? Here’s our rendition of the Wilton Halloween Cookie House, with one front and one side prepared by Courtney, the other front and other side prepared by me (try to figure out who made which!):
OK, artistes we’re not. But we made piping bags! For a pair like us — with the hand-eye coordination of the average 4-year-old — this is Matisse.