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Gingerbread in Springtime

April 2, 2015

The boys and I picked out the book Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett at the library last week. We had a fun time reading it and afterwards I told Landy it would be fun make gingerbread cookies some time. I was picturing that time being more around November or December but during my grocery trip to Aldi yesterday I spotted gingerbread cookie mix and instantly knew I had to get some for Landy. I couldn’t wait to show him!

When Henley went down for nap today, our gingerbread adventure began!

I printed some simple coloring pages for Landy that matched our theme. It gave me some time to clean up the kitchen a little before we started baking.IMG_8955

We even found a cute little gingerbread story on YouTube to watch!IMG_8975

Then it was time to get baking! I went to get the cookie cutters out and it hit me that these were the cookie cutters my siblings and I used to bake with my mom growing up. Such fun memories and so special to me!

The supplies. I got over ambitious and planned on making some homemade frosting with powdered sugar but decided the red tube of icing we had was plenty and so much less work lol.IMG_8987

Landy was so excited!IMG_8985

All baked!IMG_8995

By the third batch I was a little weary of baking and about to throw the last bit of dough away until I pictured having cookies with my coffee in the morning and reconsidered ;) These were my solution.IMG_8999

Decorating time!IMG_9128

Tada! Such a fun memory.IMG_9006

Henley was happy to reap the benefits of our labor.IMG_9001

Do you like gingerbread? What’s your favorite activity to do with your littles? I’d love to read about it in the comments!





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  • Reply Laura April 2, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    What beautiful traditions! You are such a great mama! Love you

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 3, 2015 at 6:47 am

      Learning from the very best ;)

  • Reply Nanny April 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Love this!!! Looks so good, too!!!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Mom!!

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