kate5kiwis: On the Third Day of Christmas


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

On the Third Day of Christmas

Joel baked and iced and lolly-sprinkled
his very first Gingerbread House.

It actually took two days and a tremendous amount
of patience and dedication.

We are all in awe of his efforts
and we think The House
(aka REDWALL ABBEY) looks

exquisitely beautiful - and deeeee-licious!
(stop licking the screen!!! lol)


Blogger Rosie said...

What an awesome effort J13!!! We love it, you are a talented man:-)

3:53 PM  
OpenID justhay said...

WOWEEE!! That is amazing Charlie boy...we are very impressed. I hope it doesn't come apart in the post to Welly's. You are sending it to us, right ? ;)

4:19 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

WTG Joel :)

oh cant i just have one more lick pretty please


4:27 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Hi ... I just landed here after hopping from Oh My. I just had to leave a comment to say that is one awesome gingerbread house. I love the 'feel' of your blog - cool music too.

Keep up the great work! :-)

9:39 PM  
Blogger Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh that is truly amazing. There is no way my son could produce anything like that. Or maybe he could???? I'll have to show him the photo and see what he thinks.

Far too good to eat.

Congrats to Joel on such an amazing creation.

12:16 AM  
Blogger andie said...



Ya...not so good via computer screen. LOOKS delish though. Well done little man!

3:21 AM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

That is awesome, and it makes me want to start baking one!! It's a GORGEOUS Redwall Abbey!

I LOVE the Redwall books. I can still do a roight guid molespeak -- tain't easy, but tain't 'ard noither, miz -- and it's been years since I read them aloud at bedtime.

Well. Now you guys have made me want to bake a gingerbread house, AND to go dig up the Redwall books ...

5:39 AM  
Anonymous teeni said...

I've always wanted to make one of my own. His is definitely making me jealous!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

My girls made gingerbread houses with my in-laws last weekend--a bunch of little ones. Your son's looks yummy!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

That looks sooo cool - so cool in fact I could almost not bear to eat it. Almost. ;-)

8:45 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Wow that looks delicious and you are right I really did have to stop myslef from licking the screen. What a clever, patient boy you have there!!!

I also have to say that you looked AMAZING on that motorbike, GO GIRL!!!!! You should definitely get one for your 40th...... X

11:13 AM  
Blogger Mrs. G. said...


1:21 PM  
Blogger Fabfeathers said...

Man is there no limits to your kids Katey sparkles, totally fantastic that he can attack such difficult task and stick with it! 10/10. I am off to auckland shortly and will be joining my cousin at her church in the morning. Whats their activity? Oh to teach us how to make a gingerbread house of course! A girlfriend made one for us for christmas last year, I was awestruck! Cant wait to see what your 4th day of christmas brings....

3:43 PM  
Blogger Katepai said...

Oh my gosh I want to make one of these on xmas eve wuith the kis. If it takes that long perhaps I had better start early!! Looks gorgeous.


4:35 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

Good heavens - people!
(guess the movie line lol)
Joel has read every one of these delish comments and is feeling SO LOVED!!!
thank you
thank you!
mwah X

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

That's INCREDIBLE - well done Joel! I made one of these - only once - and I so know about the patience, the structural architecture, the precariousness of it all... and my finished result was not a patch on yours - but regardless I really felt a huge sense of achievement!

You deserve to feel hugely proud of yourself Joel and that gingerbread house needs to have pride of place in your house!

Congratulations and have a fabulous Christmas!


10:42 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

J-Man, I'm shaking my head in awe! This has to be the most excellent house I've seen all season, the kids here think it's mad (I'm fairly sure that's the highest of compliments and not a serve!) I can't believe you haven't eaten it yet, talk about will power...

6:57 AM  

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