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    Promised you pictures of my annual gingerbread party with my 6 grandkids, the 2 neighbor kids, and a family friend. We celebrated with pizza, mozzarella sticks and soda.

    before decorating
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    the boys hard at work
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    How sweet and they will have wonderful memories. Who enjoyed it more you or the kids??

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    How fun I so miss having my girls and their friends around to do these type of things. those were the days

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    Looks like fun was had by all! Good for you.

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    It really looks like you ALL had fun......
    Sweet memories.......
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    Looks like you had lots of fun!

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    What a great thing to do with your grandkids, bet you had fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter2
    What a great thing to do with your grandkids, bet you had fun.
    Yes, I am exhausted but it was fun. I started this when the oldest was 2. He is 19 now and said it is "tradition" and that we HAD to do it even though he is in college. The kids are boys 19, 16 1/2, 15, and the neighbor boy is 8. The girls are 12 2 of them, an almost 10, and 2 6's. They all enjoy getting together as they don't get to see each other much any more. Now I have to get ready for Saturday when I'll have about 17 here.

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    I love it! Now thats some quality time with grandma :)

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    What a beautiful bunch of grandchildren you have.

    Looks like a fun day!!!

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    You do more than make gingerbread houses - you make memories!

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    What a wonderful family tradition. Your family is beautiful.

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    I did the same thing last sunday with my grand daughters and some friends grandchildren - 7 kiddies! I will post the pic of all seven houses! It is soooo fun to watch them decorate their houses and they are so proud to take them home!

    Wanted to get each child's pic with their house, but they were too busy . . running around! Sugar high??!!
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    Great idea! Beautiful grandkids.

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    How fun. We open our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, which is torturous for little kids. I always set mine up with candies and graham crackers to make graham cracker gingerbread houses and also with sugar cubes and icing for glue to make sugar cube castles. It helped pass the day. I put newspaper all around too, so that clean up was easy. I miss those days. They're all grown up now, and no grandchildren yet. I can't wait to have little ones around again, but I guess I'll have to. Hopefully within the next couple of years.

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    What great fun and most of all, awesome memories :D:D:D

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    What a great party!! I see you had a "ham" at the party too! Great looking kids. I wish I could have been there! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltincharlotte
    I did the same thing last sunday with my grand daughters and some friends grandchildren - 7 kiddies! I will post the pic of all seven houses! It is soooo fun to watch them decorate their houses and they are so proud to take them home!
    Isn't it fun? Did you make the houses first? They did a great job, much more organized than my gkids houses.

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    Sugar cubes - like that idea! Now to see if I can remember that by next year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    What a great party!! I see you had a "ham" at the party too! Great looking kids. I wish I could have been there! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:
    Yeah, that's the 16 1/2 year old, the other happy one is his older brother. The grumpy girl is the neighbor girl; she is miserable, won't leave her mother's side. And she knows all my gkids very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    What a great party!! I see you had a "ham" at the party too! Great looking kids. I wish I could have been there! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:
    Yeah, that's the 16 1/2 year old, the other happy one is his older brother. The grumpy girl is the neighbor girl; she is miserable, won't leave her mother's side. And she knows all my gkids very well.
    I relooked at the pic I posted. The ham is the oldest one, the 19 year old. He is the one that insisted these continue even though he is in college. Next year, you'll have to come; just bring your favorite candy to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltincharlotte
    Sugar cubes - like that idea! Now to see if I can remember that by next year!
    A couple mom's tried to find sugar cubes this year, to no avail.

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    How sweet! Even the older guys seem to be having fun! I whish I had thought of doing something like that with my boys when they were younger! Now they will have to do it with older DS's 2 boys in Wisconsin.

    Are you just exhausted?

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    That looks like so much fun. For many years I had a cookie making/decorating party for my grandkids who are now all grown up.

    The group picture is so cute, but there has to always be one in the crowd, doesn't there?... :lol:
    Judy

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    Your pictures are delightful...I will have my three granddaughters over this Wednesday for our "first" cookie
    decorating party...I hope we have as much fun as your group seems to be having..My girls are 12 years and two 4yr olds. As I get the pictures, I will display them. All have a wonderful Christmas.

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