Thursday, February 12, 2009

Demolition at its Finest

This past Christmas Josiah and I gave it our best shot to construct our very first gingerbread house (from scratch). Even though it took DAYS to complete the project, it was a lot of fun; and I have no hesitations about doing it again (although, I'll be making a much smaller house next year).

With all of the hard work we put into constructing our masterpiece, I've had a hard time finding the courage to demolish it...even though it's been sitting on our countertop, taking up valuable space, for the last 3 months. But today, I was determined to get my kitchen all cleaned up...and that meant the gingerbread house had to go.

I took it outside on our back porch so that Josiah could have as much fun with it as he wanted (he LOVES to hammer--and destroy things like any little boy). I also set Laney up outside in her exersaucer so that she could watch and cheer him on. If I said that they both had fun, it would be an understatement....they LOVED it! Both of them laughed and screamed in delight with each smash of the hammer.

Before the fun started....but he's ready with hammer in hand

Bye-bye pretty gingerbread house

Once most of the demolition was complete, Laney expressed that she was ready to eat, so I brought her inside....leaving Josiah outside with the remnants of his gingerbread house. That kid smashed every piece until it was no bigger than a quarter, keeping him busy for a good 30 minutes.

Working on getting those pieces even smaller

There, that's better (but he's still working on smashing a piece of candy)

And to see the demolition in action, here is the video footage. Enjoy!


Trisha said...

I can't decide what who was funnier... that was hilarious! What a good idea!

Uh, your grass is a little greener than ours! :)

Trisha said...

what who? how about who was funnier?

Allison said...

I couldn't get the video to load - I might try later - but that does look like so much fun! Great idea!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! Poor house! Lol! I made one this past Christmas too, although it's in our china cabinet and I'm too attached to it to demolish it. Yet. :P