Last year Uncle Kellen was at our house and helped with the decorating of our gingerbread house! This year he was here to help us again, this time with a gingerbread train, I kind of like this tradition!! : )
All of the kids gathered around to help.... Ethan did more eating than helping but at least he was there to observe and be a part of the fun.... you'll see what he did later!
Uncle Kellen is an engineer and likes to put things together... and for me, putting the gingerbread kits together is a bit of a pain... I can never get all of the pieces to stick together properly... that's why I like Uncle Kellen around to take over! He gets the train together perfectly... and I get to watch and take pictures... we both get to do what we like!
The train kit was perfect because each child got to decorate a whole side of a train just how they liked!!! No sharing was necessary!
And it was interesting to see how they both decorated so differently! Owen's was very much on purpose and with a pattern!
Addyson's was very random and abstract!
Kellen did a great job of manning the icing and getting it in the exact spots that were requested! And I have to say I'm very proud of Kellen for getting "dirty"... he is a bit of a neat freak and doesn't like his hands to get messy or sticky so for him to get sticky and be around little sticky hands takes a lot for him... and he does it with a smile!!! It has taken 5 years but I think he is use to sticky hands now... his kids can thank us one day!! : )
Very patient and deliberate!
Here are all the pieces drying.... see, I try to put the train together first and then have them decorate... we learned last year to try things a bit differently!!! : )